Lunch - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by shangwang:
4.51/5 rDev +3%
Bottled on 04 June 2013, poured into an Allagash chalice.
Upon pouring I was rewarded with several fingers of head, which reduced to a finger in a few minutes and left lots of chunky lacing on the glass. The beer itself was hazy and amber in color. The nose was fantastic; a nice citrusy hop bouquet with floral sweetness that I couldn't get enough of. I was surprised to find that the taste was much less citrusy and sweet, and rather had a blunt bitterness about it that caught me happily off guard. The more I drank, I kept waiting for the bitterness to subside as my taste buds grew accustomed, but that never happened. I got lots of grapefruit and an earthy pine flavor. The mouthfeel had a light quality about it as the beer had a nice carbonation and left my mouth feeling dry after swallowing.
What a beer. Lots of balance and subtleties that made every taste delicious. I waited a while before I got my hands on Lunch, and it was worth the wait.
06-21-2013 01:03:54 | More by shangwang
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4.22/5 rDev -3.7%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #55 (August 2011):
Slow pour still produces a sizable head; dull amber glow sans sediment. Fresh clementines, nectarines, strawberry taffy, toasted bread, nutty yeast and fresh-cut grass in the nose. Rustic, smooth yet bitty mouthfeel—a beer of sub- stance. Tame bitterness, though the flavor flogs the taste buds for a while. Nice hop bite with citric and herbal flavors, and some spice in the middle as the dry maltiness tries to rise above. Apple and pear fruitiness, warming alcohol and graininess try to stave off the hop flavor, but it just keeps pushing along. Pretty amazing brew, bringing back some clout for the true East Coast IPAs.
12-15-2011 13:26:03 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.03/5 rDev -8%
Lot 051811 on the label.
A slightly hazy amber color with a voluminous white head, even with a careful pour. Lots of sticky lace.
Citrus and tropical fruit aroma. Good sweet malt background.
Tropical fruit taste, very sweet. Grapefruit leading to a little bit of piney hops that I hadn't detected in the aroma. Bread.
This was a very well-balanced IPA. Will pick up more of these.
06-02-2011 21:36:00 | More by lordofthewiens
5/5 rDev +14.2%
Had at the Sebago end of an era special event. Shared it with my wife and bumped elbows with pretty much every major player in the Maine beer scene.
The color is golden straw slight cloudy with a generous head.
The aroma is is fruity hops very very fresh. Wonderful.
The taste well what can I say its probably the best IPA I've ever had. The taste is all hops but never overwhelming. The flavor starts sweet becomes a citrus hop flavor and ends with a slight bitter of hops flavor. Wonderful.
05-17-2011 22:19:47 | More by bishopdc0
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
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