Lil One - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by corby112:
3.33/5 rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pouts a cloudy dark amber color with golden copper edges and a two finger, frothy off-white head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a thick lasting ring. Large streaks and chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Earthy aroma that's similar to an American barleywine with a nice balance of resinous hops, vinous fruit and a complex, leathery and sweet malt bill. Slightly floral, earthy hop character with lots of grass, pine needle and spruce tip countered by a strong malt backbone. Hints of old leather and soil followed by spicy rye, caramel malt, toffee, fig and raisin. The earthy hop and malt characters play off of each other nicely but they dominate the sweeter notes a bit too much in the nose.
On the fuller end of medium bodied with a blast of sticky, earthy hops that provide a ton of dry bitterness that lingers over the leathery and sweet malt notes into a bone dry finish. The hop profile is one dimensional with very bitter, tongue coating dryness that is a bit overwhelming. Dirty and soil like with a ton of grass and pine flavor countered by spicy rye, leather, toffee and subtle vinous fruit. The caramel malt sweetness and vinous dark fruit notes found in the aroma are almost completely overpowered. The high ABV is well masked with only a touch of heat and alcohol sweetness but this beer is still tough to drink and is in desperate need of some balance. Not a bad beer but it lacks complexity and drinking all 16.9oz was a bit of a chore.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2013 05:42:47 | More by corby112
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4.2/5 rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16oz bottle poured into a Lost Abbey Teku. Bottled 2/11/14
A 9.1% strong ale that the label insists that I drink fresh? Okay, I’m game.
A: Large three finger head...looks to be well carbed. Murky reddish brown body. Nothing shocking.
S: Bam! Lots of hops. Quite dank. Pine and sweet candy-like fruit. A little alcohol burn if you inhale a little more aggressively.
T: Delicious! Wonderful hoppiness...same as the nose. Then some sweet brown sugar mid-palate, nowhere near cloying. An unremarkable hoppy bitter finish.
M: Well-carbed. Full bodied and chewy.
O: Reminds me of fresh Bigfoot. That’s a compliment.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 03:06:05 | More by mjtiernan
Lil One from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.