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Zoe - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1,994
Reviews: 515
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.81%
Wants: 280
Gots: 241 | 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:
Beer added by: deltatauhobbit on 12-03-2009

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

16.9 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Purchased in Portland, bottled 10 days ago.

A - Pours a very dark auburn with about a finger of dense off-white head. Darkest beer in this style that I have seen. Leaves an amoeba lacing

S - Intoxicating blend of malts; sweet and bready. Citrus hops round it out. Some spiciness that reminds me of a rye beer.

T - Starts with a big citrus punch and mellows with sourdough malts. Herbs and bitter hops on the finish with a clean aftertaste. Different and impressive.

M - Extremely smooth with a creamy feel. Drinks easily, but too full bodied to drink several.

O - I was happy to find this beer so fresh on a trip to Maine. In the vast sea of hoppy ambers, this one isn't aggressively hopped and allows the malts to shine. Shows great balance as well as complexity in the malt profile. Hops are certainly present but don't overpower. This is one fantastic beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1382nd review on BA
Bottle to Stemmed Pils (Mike Ditka)
500ml

Couldnt read the bottle date

Thanks to RudZud and Jlindros for this one

App- Dark amber, almost caramel mixed with cola brown. A huge creamy off white/tan head with a good 2-1/2 fingers stuck around for a long time. Nice and thick cling and lace.

Smell- A bit full on the nose of caramel malts. A little hoppy but seemingly one sided with only tinges of citrus.

Taste- Its a very nice beer, I would say its a poor mans NN. Has striking citrus with a more tropical note and moves into a creamy malt flavor with some bitter. Not going to steal the show, very solid and drinkable.

Mouth- A little bit thick for me. Needed to come down a bit to let flavors mingle a little bit better. The medium body was good, but a bit thick and chewy on the carbonation.

Drink- Overall, a good beer. My 2nd from Maine and they are doing a nice job up there. Flavorful and pretty balanced. Would have this one again.

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500mL bottle with 040512 on the side. Pours a dark chestnutty brown with an inch of frothy tan head. Lots of lacing. Great hoppy aroma. Citrus and floral with a nice overall sweet smell. Flavor is citrus hops, sweet caramel & brown sugar, and some earth. Floral hops as well. Nice bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Not too much of an alcohol presence. Drinks very easily. Overall, not the best hoppy Red I've had, but certainly one of the best.

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.

L - Deep amber color with a 4-finger pillowy tan head. Nice retention but not really any lacing until I started nearing the end of my glass. Slightly hazy with a good amount of bubbles from what I can see.

S - Toasted and caramel malts with grapefruit, grassy, and floral hop aromas. A faint hint of maple syrup in here, as well. Well-balanced between the malt and hops.

T - Starts with a big sweet caramel and toasted malt presence and builds to a bitter hop taste with grapefruit, orange, and earthy notes. The two flavors are somewhat separated between the start and the finish, but they are equally balanced in intensity.

F - Medium-bodied with pretty good carbonation, a sticky and chewy mouthfeel, and a moderately bitter and dry finish. Grapefruit bitterness lingers for a nice amount of time. The alcohol is very well-hidden, as there’s not really any sign of it.

O - This is a very well-done amber ale. The malt and hops are perfectly balanced in the aroma and the taste, and it has a great mouthfeel. One of my only complaints is the lack of clarity, but it doesn’t diminish from the rest of the beer. This is a tasty, very drinkable beer that I’m glad I got to try. Next time I come back home to Massachusetts, I’ll look for more Maine Beer Co. beers.

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

Beautiful garnet color body. Frothy tan head lasts forever.

Aroma is more hoppy than expected. American hops. Very cascade like. West coast memories. Citrus. Earthy malt aroma. Nutty. Remeniscent of some of the few more hoppier English brown ales. Maple syrup as the beer warms up. Unique.

Wow flavor is great. Not too hoppy as the nose might lead you to believe. More malt forward here especially up front and definately more so for an American amber ipa. light biscuit notes. Rum, some raisin, juicy. Finishes with a pungent strong, yet very clean bitterness all at an american ipa caliber. I wouldnt call this beer highly complex but the balance is amazing. Excellent play between with the hops and malt going on here.

7.2 abv but goes down more like a five O.

Color of the beer and the aroma make this beer very intriguing especially after you taste it. An excellent offering. Looking forward to one day visiting the brewery for this one on tap.

Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,994 ratings.