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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An unexpected treat and it is only 8 days out from bottling, $7.49 for 500ml. Classic styled review

Appearance - Clean Pour, yields two foaming, wispy fingers of head. Best head retention I have come across in a while. Nice retention. The body is a deep mahogany wood a light carbonation coming though it.

Smell - Clean pinny and light grassy hops and mild malts, exactly what it should. There is a bit of dry hopping without going overboard.

Taste - As with the aroma, this is pretty classic amber ale, with a nice healthy malt profile with grain sweetness and subtle caramel flavors as well as a slightly bitter finish from the toasted malts. There is also a complementary presence of the citrus and pine that kick this one up to another level and make it more unique than most amber ales.

Mouthfeel - Medium body and carbonation. Very easy to drink and clean finish.

Overall - "Balling", a great very balanced Red Ale, but not as hoppy as the label would lead me to be believe but a great example of what the style can be. However at this price per oz it is hard for me for justify all the time. If this was in a six pack format, then it would be in a regular rotation.

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Poured from the bottle into a tulip.
Pours a very dark amber color with a creamy. light tan head that left lacing all down the glass.
The aroma is citrus and candied fruit and a hint of caramel. Very nice.
This beer is a taste experience. Lots of tropical fruit up front , then some caramel and biscuit and then that piney, hoppy finish that leaves a bitter dryness on the tongue.
Medium-smooth on the mouthfeel.
Overall, this is a lovely blend of malty and hoppy and somehow manages to be both things at the same time. Wish I could have another right now!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Label says 05/20/14.

A- Pours a light brown (not amber) color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a bubbly half sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Very hoppy nose with piney elements and a brown sugary malt sweetness. Combined, it reminds me more of an American Barleywine or straight-up IPA.

T- Piney hops, toasty sweet malt and a noticeable alcohol presence. There are caramel notes from the malt and the bitterness has a considerable duration on the palate.

M- Oily from the hops with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- I don't know who they're kidding. This isn't a simple amber ale. This is either a red IPA or an American Strong Ale due to the high hop content and moderate-to-high alcohol. It's delicious but mislabeled.

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