Zoe - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1,956
Reviews: 511
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 279
Gots: 227 | FT: 13
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 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500mL bottle my parents were kind enough to pick up for me while they were in New England last week. Bottled 4/13/13. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.

Pours a deep crimson with almost three full fingers of off white head. Foam fades but leaves nice lacing.

Smells of nice pine and citrus hops with a sweet bready background.

Taste follows the nose but with even more sweet malts. Pine, bittersweet citrus zest, toffee, caramel, floral, slightly earthy, a bit of spice, a hint if chocolate and a dash of faint alcohol. Really an excellent blend.

Slightly oily medium body with zesty carbonation. Long lasting hoppy caramel finish.

This is pretty much exactly what an amber ale should be. Superb balance between the hops and malts. Highly recommended.

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Bottled 04/09/13. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a very deep, almost black amber color, though it manages very good clarity. Three fingers of fine, dense, light sand colored foam which is slow in deflating. Leaves behind generous an intricate lacing.

S: Piney hoppiness, a hint of bready malt and toffee, hint of blackcurrant, and spice. Nice. Fairly muted aroma.

T: Lots of bready, rye-like malt flavor. Tastes like I'm eating multigrain bread. A little spice, not much hops. Finishes with a mild bitterness and grainy flavor, and nearly bone dry.

M: Medium body and medium, sharp carbonation.

O: Meh, it's OK. Not exactly the "hoppy, hoppy amber" it's advertised as. The taste picks up the hop bitterness without the flavor.

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Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,956 ratings.