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Zoe - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,810 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,810
Reviews: 500
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 271
Gots: 191 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Sspeer1, Apr 01, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
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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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A two-inch, rocky, beige head leaves sticky patchy lace as it slowly drops, never actually dissipating, above a clear, dark garnet beer.

Pine pitch provides a powerful punch before pineapple and strong grapefruit take over. Zoe is a hoppy delight, with a token background of roasted malt that develops with warmth.

Bitterness is quite present as grapefruit opens. Sweetness is off balance for the style, but the flavors are nonetheless enjoyable, including caramel malt that builds with warmth. A lingering bitter finish coats the palate and maintains itself well into the next sip.

The body is medium to full with modest carbonation and a flannel texture, while the alcohol is about as expected.

This is the kind of beer one looks forward to enjoying with friends after work. It is more of a hybrid than true to any one style. If balance can be tuned in better, it would truly be outstanding.

SLeffler27, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Wompus, Mar 14, 2014
Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,810 ratings.