Zoe - Maine Beer Company
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4.5/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Looking for a great, well-rounded, hoppy amber ale? This is it.
Like the other brews I've had from MBC, Zoe pours very, very well straight from the solid, Pliney-esque bottle. Nice amber/red color with a good foamy white head laying atop.
Aroma is a heavy dose of both fruity/floral hops and sweet caramel maltiness. It's almost evident how balanced this is by the aroma itself.
Flavor is just about exactly what I (me, personally) am looking for in an American Amber Ale. It's got a very solid malt backbone and weighs in at a very nice 7+% abv. The sweet caramel and toasty flavors meld almost perfectly with the strong, fresh hops flavors which are citrusy and sweet like someone squeezed oranges into this brew.
I can't get enough of this beer as it seems to fit all my beery desires in one. It's easy drinking, malty and hoppy and not too strong but not too weak. I've had it on tap and in bottles and have never once been even close to disappointed.
Way to go Maine Beer Company, you guys are doing very, very well. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2011 02:26:44 | More by indiapaleale
Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,672 ratings.