Zoe - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1,956
Reviews: 511
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 278
Gots: 226 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our take on an American amber ale. Complex malt bill delivers notes of dark raisin, chocolate and biscuit. Copious additions of American hops yield notes of pine and citrus.

(Beer added by: deltatauhobbit on 12-03-2009)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A murky dark golden copper-brown color with a very healthy light tan head and super lacing. The aroma is surprisingly big with lots of nutty malt and pine hops as well as a little dark fruit. Really makes me think of something more along the lines of a barleywine or an imperial red. Very nice but not quite what I expected. The taste buds pick up a more blended mix of fruity malt and piney hops along with some grassy edges. The body is medium at best with tingly carbonation and a frothy feel. Very good though I'd say the aroma beats the flavor.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500mL bottle courtesy of claspada. Thanks!

A: Pours a deep, dark red. Half inch of fluffed foam. Looks quite good.

N: Wow. A ton of pineapple and mango up front. A moderate amount of pine. Some prickly and sweet malt.

T: Quite bitter and almost roasted. Biscuit, pine/spruce. Very grassy. Doesn't have the same tropical notes of the nose, rather more orange and lemon zest. (Good dry hopping?). Reminds of a ramped up pilsner with the malt.

M: A touch on the heavier, syrupy side. Not too distracting, but not perfect either. Some alcohol here.

O: Pretty nice beer and something I'd have time and again if it was available here. Well balanced, but still hoppy.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thankful re-review opportunity provided by Mike, who sent an unbelievably generous box this afternoon. Thank you for this opportunity at a fresh bottle: dated 110412.

Pours a dark and cloudy almost brown with a thick tannish billow that leaves copious lacing.

Smells of fresh hops and gingerbread. Cinnamon, orange, marble rye, and a skanky leafy pot dankness. Nice! Hops present fresh and the malts really serve as a substantial platter for their delivery.

Taste is varied and deep, especially for an amber. Chocolate malts are a surprising but effective lead off. Rose hips, leafy and citric hops, and a rich malty rye bread roll through the middle. Hint of metallic, which I find typical in the style, flashes at the finish. On the lighter side of bitter, but with a firm enough hold to leave a lasting fade. As in the nose, the malts really prop up the hops and provide some balance. There's such a melange of different flavors and a depth to this that really makes this a nice amber. Feel is really pleasant, spot on carbonated, and smooth along the tongue.

Overall, I really appreciated this much more than the first time through. My dog Zoe, who tries every beer I do, also appreciated the effort. A surprisingly nice beer. Thanks again Mike!

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Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,956 ratings.