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Zoe - Maine Beer Company

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1,803 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,803
Reviews: 499
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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Appearance: From a bottle into a nonic pint glass. Pours a cloudy, dark brown and leaves an amazing rocky head that sticks around for a good five minutes leaving tons of lacing around the glass. I can see some little floaties suspended in the murky goodness. This is a beautiful looking beer.

Smell: I smell quite a bit of grassy hops along with some citrus and sweet malt. Smells great but I'm having a hard time placing some of the aromas.

Taste: Again with the grassy hops with a wonderful citrus bite like grapefruit. Sticks on the tongue and has some lingering bitterness. I also taste some brown sugar. This is a fantastic tasting beer that is put together really well.

Mouthfeel: Some prickly hop bitterness that coats the tongue. Pretty easy drinking beer for the ABV. Alcohol not noticeable.

Overall: I was really impressed with this beer. Very well balanced. The hops aren't too overwhelming. I kept wanting to take another sip. I'm a huge fan of "bigger" amber/red ales and this is one of, if not the best I've ever had. Well Done. This is my second Maine beer (Lunch was first). I'll be picking up a few more bottles of this when I'm Philly next month.

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Deep hazy rust color with a big foamy head that leaves chunks of foam behind. Smell is malty, with citrus and pepper. At first, taste is caramel and pine resin with a spicy finish and a bit of bite from the carbonation. As it sits, the carbonation dies back and a breadier taste emerges. Feel is light with ample carbonation that gets lighter through the glass without going flat. Overall this is very enjoyable.

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Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,803 ratings.