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Zoe - Maine Beer Company

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1,807 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,807
Reviews: 500
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 271
Gots: 190 | FT: 12
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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4/5  rDev -5%

Bottled 12/1/13 that's what Philly sells to the Pittsburgh market. I'll take it though. Dark amber bordering on a mahogany brown hue, light tan head just barley off white. Aromatics hints of dark chocolate, herbal earthy hops, east coast style hops but rock solid so far. Just a hint of tart/citric/grapefruit notes with oxidized hops starting with some biscuit/caramel malts thrown in as well. Complex beer I like MBC with the two beers I've had so far before Zoe, were Peeper Ale and King Titus. Flavor wise there's just a touch of cardboard starting in the malt department, I don't see any infection years just a hint of oxidation from the age. Bitterness from the hops makes it through each sip, earthy citric notes with a semi-sweet dark amber malt base, it drinks really well share a bottle with a friend and it will be gone in no time. These are the type of beers I wish were available locally. Overall I really enjoy this beer, and I appreciate the east coast style hops especially in an amber ale.

WVbeergeek, Mar 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.71/5  rDev -11.9%

A - Deep amber, more like mahogany, hazed, thick white, rocky head has great retention and lacing.

S/T - Hop forward, as expected, with resinous pine mostly, touches of grapefruit. Caramel, toffee malt sweetness is slightly there, but the beer has an overpowering bitterness that masks what sweet flavors there may be. The resinous bitterness has little depth of hop flavor, only offering piney flavors.

M - Medium body, delicate medium carbonation, prickly across the palate.

O - Hoppy as expected, however, I was expecting more depth of hop flavor/aroma to allow for some malt sweetness to play in.

garuda, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

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Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,807 ratings.