1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Zoe - Maine Beer Company

Not Rated.

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

1,830 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,830
Reviews: 500
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 272
Gots: 192 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,830 | Reviews: 500 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mick303
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%

Dark amber, with a great lacing of medium tan head. Smell is full of earthy caramel, pungent, citrus and pine, quite light. Taste is delicious, yumyum, lots of citrusy hops, a bit spicy, pine notes, strong hoppy profile is matched with a good malt backbone, really dry on the finish with crisp caramel malts, drying out with some black pepper. A perfectly balanced delicious red hoppy ale. Plenty sessionable with a really delicious hop flavour and spice to it, another great beer from MBC.

mick303, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of IrishColonial
4/5  rDev -5%

IrishColonial, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of NJB145
3.2/5  rDev -24%

NJB145, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of blue-dream
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

blue-dream, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of _RL_
4.25/5  rDev +1%

_RL_, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of ttylicki
4.25/5  rDev +1%

ttylicki, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of BigFatOgre
4/5  rDev -5%

BigFatOgre, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

SmellsofMahagony, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Eludwigson
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%

Eludwigson, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of costanzo_mike
4.25/5  rDev +1%

costanzo_mike, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev -5%

Axnjxn, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +1%

fthegiants, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of AntigravityECE
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%

AntigravityECE, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

ncstateplaya, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of slowfade
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

slowfade, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of Hootie159
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Hootie159, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev +1%

oriolesfan4, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of vonnerbeer
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

vonnerbeer, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of alexbutler
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very foamy off-white/cream head after a generous pour into a pint glass. The body is a dark amber and syrupy. Beautiful lacing.

S - You have to lean in for the aroma of a light chocolate. The hops are strong and centered... I wish I had a chance to try this beer a bit earlier. The date on the bottle is 6/17/14.... I'm almost two months late.

T - Well, despite my tardiness, the beer remains damn refreshing. Notes of almonds and chocolate surround the crisp hops. Taste doesn't linger... ends with a nice, clean finish. Medium carbonation.

M - Medium mouthfeel here, almost light. It definitely looks like it would be a heavier beer, pouring almost like a stout.

O - Very tasty amber ale... another win for Maine Beer Company. Steep pricetag, however, over $7.... making this a once-in-a-while beer. If you're a fan of MBC, make sure you give this one a shot.

alexbutler, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, with bottled on date 05/20/2014. Another new beer to me from Maine Beer Company; I have good expectations since these guys have impressed me so far.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a dark caramel amber color, but appears a dark sunset red in the glass. Three big fluffy frothy fingers of khaki tan head. The head recedes to a nice fluffy rocky surface with lots of thin lacing on the glass. On the darker side of things for the style, I would say, but a very nice appearance for the beer.

S - The aroma is very interesting and inviting, also. Very earthy, twiggy, & herbal. Caramel malts, and some yeast. Not a particularly exciting aroma, but the quality of the ingredients definitely shows through.

T - Taste follows the nose - caramel malts, herbal, earthy, and leafy. Some resinous / piney hop presence is noticeable, but I'd say the malts are the more major player. Dark and roasty at times, almost to the point where you forget you a drinking an amber ale.

M - The feel is smooth, creamy, & fluid. Medium-full bodied, with good carbonation.

Overall, another quality beer from Maine Beer Company; these guys seem to put out consistently good beers, and I look forward to more from them.

Maine Beer Company Zoe ---4/5.

mfnmbvp, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of JDoogle
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%

JDoogle, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Nightrain87
4/5  rDev -5%

Nightrain87, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Spike-likes-beer
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Spike-likes-beer, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Jerboat
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Jerboat, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of ooftu
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

ooftu, Aug 11, 2014
Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,830 ratings.