Lil One - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by jaasen64:
4.24/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle split two ways poured into Founders glass. Bottle date of 1/31, the only batch they will make this year.
A- Pours a fairly translucent brownish with a light yellow hue to it. About a half finger of white foamy head that recedes at a moderate pace. Decent carbonation although consistency could have been slightly better.
S- Fairly hoppy with notes of pineapple and grapefruit balanced very nicely with sweet malts. I really enjoyed the aroma on this beer however the hops in my opinion faded a little bit too fast after letting it sit for a bit.
T- Hoppy notes of pineapple and grapefruit balanced with a nice lightly malty backbone that is perfectly well balanced with the hops. Not as flavorful as Lunch or some of their other beers, but probably the most balanced that I've tried from their lineup.
M- On the lighter side, nice carbonation although like I said in the appearance the consistency could have been a little bit better, extremely easy to drink at the surprising over 9% abv.
O- This was another great hoppy beer from MBC. The abv was extremely well hidden and the beer was very nicely balanced. Maybe not my favorite in their lineup, but definitely something I would like to try again and worth seeking out. At the $8-9 price tag for a 500ml bottle I'm not sure how often I will be drinking this in the future even if they make it readily available. I definitely recommend at least checking it out though.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2013 00:43:43 | More by jaasen64
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4.23/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Lighter caramel brown in color. Moderately hazy. Forms a very large off-white head. Excellent retention. Copious lacing.
S: Vanilla, oak, caramel malts, mildly earthy. Grassy-earthy hops.
T: Taste starts off with a blend of woodiness and alcohol. Then turns slightly sweet. Notes of vanilla, oak and a heavy dose of spice along with toffee and caramel malt. Finish is mildly fusel.
M: Medium bodied. Fusel spice. Moderate bitterness. Alcoholic. Appropriate carbonation.
O: Was this beer aged on wood? Because it seems like it was. A rather hoppy Strong Ale, one with the alcohol front and center.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2014 23:56:37 | More by Florida9
Lil One from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.