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Zoe - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
94
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1,709 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,709
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 260
Gots: 171 | 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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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

07-06-2014 19:01:09 | More by msumike89
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

07-06-2014 04:20:12 | More by kbutzactor
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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Georgiabeer

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another great beer from Maine Beer Company. As usual, this beer is dry rather than sweet, crisp, and has a nice hoppy profile without reliance on big citrus notes. Very balanced with a long bitterness, and enough very dry malt to sustain the piney and herbal hops. A lighter colored amber than many, and the malt is downplayed in favor of the hops. Delicious!

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 22:12:52 | More by Georgiabeer
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

07-04-2014 22:37:28 | More by JoeyStats707
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

07-02-2014 18:33:47 | More by Mjdoyon
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

07-02-2014 02:08:15 | More by Brianedonovan
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psdriscoll

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

07-01-2014 23:20:24 | More by psdriscoll
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solo103

Florida

4/5  rDev -5%

07-01-2014 22:26:49 | More by solo103
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taospowder

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +1%

06-30-2014 18:44:32 | More by taospowder
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Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +1%

06-30-2014 01:20:47 | More by Crimsontider22
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nodder

New York

3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Dark brown and clear with a massive tan head. Fades to leave lots of fluffy lacing.

S- Roasted Maltiness and hops. Slightly dank. Smell is subdued.

T- Bitter hops with a big malty backbone. The bitterness surprised me in a good way. A very enjoyable beer.

M- Medium body with lots of carbonation. The alcohol is there but well masked.

O- I liked it. I would get again on occasion.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 20:29:20 | More by nodder
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Gdirt

Florida

4/5  rDev -5%

06-28-2014 23:14:52 | More by Gdirt
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Maryland

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06-28-2014 22:27:13 | More by Big_V
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Vermont

4/5  rDev -5%

06-28-2014 12:57:53 | More by Ed_Bob
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a. Bold and brown out of the pint bottle. Full two inch tan head. Outstanding lacing on the glass.

s. Not too many complex notes. Hops, malt beer.

t. Again Malt on the front and hops no the back. Not a lot going on, but great balance and full flavor.

m. excellent carbonation.

o. outstanding beer. I was a bit leary of this brewery because so many maine beers are watery, but they have hit a home run with the first one I tried. Will be looking for another. Will revisit this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 20:52:53 | More by gonzo000
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PressFastF0rward

Maine

4/5  rDev -5%

06-27-2014 19:49:19 | More by PressFastF0rward
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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a brown 500 mL bottle with that classic Maine Beer Co. labeling that somehow manages to be unique and nondescript all at the same time. Marked with a bottling date of 4/15/14, so this one is only about 20 days away from the recommended 90 day 'drink by' period. Poured into a 50 cL glass stein with a textured exterior.

Appearance - Poured with standard vigor, which yields a healthy two finger cream colored head. Retention is excellent, and as it recedes, it leaves heavy sheets of lacing along the sides of the glass. As I drink it down, those sheets continue, showing rings where the level of the liquid stopped between swallows. The color of the body is a deep mahogany red with chestnut low lights. Through the thicker glass of the stein, it almost looks straight brown until I hold it up to the light, at which point the beautiful hue is revealed.

Smell - A pretty nice blend of the aroma profiles you'd expect from an amber--caramel malt, toasted bread and faint pine--alongside a fruitier burst of citrus from the amped up hopping. The fruit isn't overpowering enough to kick this out of the style category, but it does make for a more interesting smell.

Taste - As with the aroma, this is pretty classic amber ale, with a nice healthy malt profile with grain sweetness and subtle caramel flavors as well as a slightly bitter finish from the toasted malts. There is also a complementary presence of the citrus and pine that kick this one up to another level and make it more unique than most amber ales.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied and moderate carbonation, with a slightly juicy feel on the tongue that makes it very easy to drink.

Overall, just a fantastic beer. It's not the first "hoppy red" I've had, but it might be the best. It manages to kick up the standard amber ale flavor profiles without going so far that it turns it basically into an IPA. This one is still firmly in the American Amber category, but with an added level of interest.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 06:10:32 | More by LambicPentameter
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HamdenHector

Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: clear; deep amber - darker than I expected; 4 finger egg shell head that receded slowly; moderate lacing;

S: roasted malt first, then dank pine; hoppier than I expected for the style;

T: really well balanced; both the roasted malt and dank pine came through along with a bit of coffee in the background; moderate bitterness;

M: a bit heavier than medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: probably my favorite amber ale; the extra hoppiness is what does it for me;

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 18:43:08 | More by HamdenHector
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Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

06-25-2014 16:36:58 | More by Canada_Dan
Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,709 ratings.