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Zoe - Maine Beer Company

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1,804 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,804
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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Presentation: Bottled on date of 12.09.10. Poured from the bottle into a Portsmouth snifter in two parts. Served slightly chilled.

Appearance: Dark brown (almost black) in color with a nice full one finger, frothy mocha head and really reamrkable retention. For an amber, this beer is really dark.

Aroma: The hops bring out a really earthy, herbal notes in the nose. I would go so far as to call it floral. Some roasted notes in the background.

Taste: This definitely is way more on the earthy side of the hop spectrum. I get toasted bread and a bit of char here too. I might say this reminds me more of a black IPA than a traditional amber.

Mouthfeel: Really full bodied and creamy for the style, yet it manages to keep crisp.

Drinkability: More than one (at 7.2% ABV) would be tough, but as there is a nice brightness to this.

Overall, an interesting take on the amber style. The char and toasted notes are a nice offset to the earthy hop flavors. I would definitely try this again. Definitely worth buying.

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Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,804 ratings.