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Zoe - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1,813
Reviews: 500
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 272
Gots: 191 | 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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4.61/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours a sinful mahogany cherry brown with over two fingers of frothy head. Redeculous amounts of sticky, spider-web lacing grabbing onto the glass. Very nice clarity with cherry red highlights.

S- Fruity grapefruit, cocoa, pine needles, rye bread, orange peel all with a wonderful spiceiness. Picking up some caraway, cilantro, fennel, and a touch of funky yeast.

T- Spicey and fruity! Grapefruit, orange, rye malt, caraway, pine sap, and a touch of caramel. Over-ripe pineapple, slightly funky yeast, and some bits of raisins/figs/dried fruit and dry hay. Has a touch of a metallic/mineral finish.

M- Nicely bitter, yet sweet. Pungent citrus/pine punch meets caramel/pineapple sweetness and blends seemlessly. Loving the spiciness! This is unreal, really glad it's finally in my area.

O- If you like NN... you'll love the shit out of this beer! It's like a more mature Nugget Nectar. Tons of sweet, bitter and spice that dance all over your tongue. The only problem with this is the price. $7/16oz is gonna make it hard for me to justify very often. I wanna see how much of this excedes the 90 drinking date near me. I have a feeling not very much. Too bad this wasn't in a 4-pack for $20.

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4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown and can pick up some hoppy smell. Nothing to remarkable for the sight and smell. The taste is very smooth with an ok hoppy presence which for this beer fits well. It's more of a light hop upfront and a very smooth finish kind of sweet finish. Found myself guzzling it down always ready for another sip. Overall, another impressive beer from Maine Beer Company. This is definitely a beer to share with friends, wish it came in a six pack.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A friend recommended I try "MO" from Maine Beer Company for a good time, so I thought it would be a good idea to pick up a "ZOE" as well. The plain Jane labeling appeals to me and exudes a certain amount of confidence in the product from the brewmaster by utilizing such unassuming packaging.

The super thick and creamy head that rests atop this attractive auburn hued ale lasted a good long time. The nose is intruiging and appealing: reminds me of ripe berries, and the taste does not disappoint one bit, very much following the enticing aroma. The hoppiness is apparent but not in a hugely bitter way at all.Carbonation seemed on the light side, but nicely suited for the flavors, which remind me of dark fruits and berries.

I noticed the flavors changing a bit as it warmed in the glass but in a good way, so taking your time drinking this one is my recommendation.Very appealing flavors and aftertaste right down to the last enjoyable sip. My bottle was just under 2 months old, and it doesn't seem like time affected my sample. If you can get your hands on this one, it is well worth a try. Looking forward to sampling MBC "Mo" next tasting, and would definately buy "Zoe" again!

Hendry, Mar 09, 2013
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Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,813 ratings.