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Zoe - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,919 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,919
Reviews: 505
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.81%
Wants: 281
Gots: 214 | 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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4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle - I'm just a little surprised that there isn't an umlaut over the 'e' in this beer's name - seems to be the current hipster trend, no?

This beer pours a murky, dark red brick amber hue, with a fistful of puffy, tightly foamy, and pleasantly bubbly beige head, which leaves some random sudsy, broken chainlink lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of biscuity, bready caramel malt, resinous pine and leafy hops, bittersweet dark fruit - of the fig, cherry and raisin variety - a touch of gritty dark chocolate, and further grapefruit, orange, and lemon citrus notes. The taste is big on the hefty pine resin, edgy leafy, and muddled citrus pith hop bitterness up front, followed gamely by a sturdy bready, biscuity, and well caramelized malt, one aided and abetted by some middling cocoa powder, and a soft nutty coffee essence. Very little is discernible about the apparently near 15-proof booze factor.

The carbonation is pretty tight, not really showing its cards whatsoever, the body a surprising medium-light weight, and plainly smooth, not much else going on here. It finishes much drier than I might have expected, the caramel maltiness turning tail, in the face of that lingering citrus, pine, and bitter leafy hoppiness.

A well-made American amber ale - the hops are certainly not to be trifled with, but that doesn't mean that the malt is given short shrift - in fact, a fair amount of love is doted on the biscuit, bread, and caramel notes, almost, as already stated, through the end. Anyways, a tasty, somewhat beguiling, and drinkable despite the ABV, hoppy amber brew - I want to, but I'm just not gonna add a smiley face to seal this one off.

biboergosum, Apr 03, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark caramel amber hue with a large cream colored long lasting creamy head. Very good he’d retention and lacing throughout. Aroma and Taste is of floral pine hops, some citrus notes and good amount of caramel malt sweetness. Palate is medium body, nice crisp and refreshing mouth feel, nicely balanced sweetness and hops, good carbonation. Finishes with a sweet caramel malt, some toffee flavors followed by some good floral pine hops and citrus notes for balance. Has a good caramel malt background and a lingering caramel toffee flavor. Overall an excellent, smooth refreshing and tasty amber ale

Samp01, Mar 31, 2014
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Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,919 ratings.