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Maine Beer Company / Lawson's Finest Liquids Collaboration Time I - Maine Beer Company

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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 35
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A hoppy American dark ale incorporating New England-grown barley, wheat, rye, and whole cone hops. Special thanks to Valley Malt for malting up the special batch of local Chocolate Rye and Crystal Wheat.

(Beer added by: sk8man121 on 07-18-2012)
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Reviews by DoreenAndDave:
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DoreenAndDave

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is very dark with a nice cream-colored head. Aroma is heavy with brown bread, licorice, and some caramel. Taste is thick and malty with a bitter and slightly spicy finish. Mouthfeel is good. This is a heavy, dark beer, but it's also quite carbonated. The result is a hearty and substantial beer that is still quite drinkable. This is a rich, assertive, and quite pleasing beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 04:31:44 | More by DoreenAndDave
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Deep opaque dark brown with slight ruby color in the light. Massive khaki head, 4+ fingers.

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A - Pours a pitch black color capped with three big fingers of frothy coffee ice cream colored foam. Head shows good staying power and after several minutes drops towards the surface leaving behind tons of lacing on the glass.

S - Grassy and citrusy hops up front, roasty malts, a touch of root beer, hints of bitter coffee.

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