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Zoe - Maine Beer Company

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1,717 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,717
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 263
Gots: 173 | FT: 11
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: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 500 ml bottle (C41514 43 on the label) into a nonic.

A-My normal pour produces one fat finger of light-tan head. Retention and lacing are above average thanks to the oily hops in there. The beer is deep amber in color verging on walnut brown. It is murky but some light gets through. Strangely good-looking stuff.

S-The aroma is full of hops on the first few sniffs. I smell pine, citrus, citrus zest, and a good dose of bitterness. The malts aren't missing, either. I smell toasted bread, cocoa, molasses, rye bread, and a bit of medicinal alcohol, too. Complex, balanced, and very full-bodied.

T-The taste is something of a letdown after the smell. It is more earthy, dull, and spicy, and with more bitterness than the aroma would make you expect. The bright pine and citrus hop flavors have dissipated leaving a duller flavor profile. Malts are still there with toasted bread, cocoa, bread crust, and just a hint of molasses sweetness. Alcohol is very apparent on the finish.

M-The feel is medium to full in body with a bit of oiliness. Carbonation is mellow and fine.

O-I like everything about this beer but the taste, which is just OK. It looks good, it smells great, and the feel is nice, but the taste was a bit too earthy and dull for me. Something seems lost in the translation from my nose to my tongue. That being said, this beer has a lot going for it and I would happily try it again to see if the taste could live up to the smell.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 04:13:41 | More by spoony
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4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a light amber, with a persistent, off white head. Strong lacing to the bottom of the glass.
S: wonderful floral hops, with a dash is citrus. There is a secondary malt aroma that is just a hint of graham cracker. Really blown away by the smell in this.
T: follows the smell with bright floral hop flavors balanced perfectly on a malt base. Only the mildest bitterness persists, and nothing piney or resiny. This is juicy despite the malt.
M: rather full and soft, never astringent. Pleasingly gentle in the mouth, carbonation is just right.
O: surprised by this a bit. Like many of their beers, but I think I prefer this to nearly all of them.

Serving type: bottle

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4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into glass from pint bottle.

Hoppy but no citrus notes. Lots of malt flavor with chocolate and raisin. Balanced and dry, not sweet.

Dark brown, large tan head. Alcohol is masked, tastes excellent!

Very pleased and will look forward to trying more from Maine Brew Co!

PS- Label is absurdly cute.

Serving type: bottle

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Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,717 ratings.