Lil One - Maine Beer Company
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4.23/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
05-21-2014 23:56:37 | More by Florida9
4.31/5 rDev +4.4%
Deep amber hue, slightly cloudy appearance,massive 3 finger head khaki head, extensive lacing in the tulip.
Very hop forward and exploding with orange rind and pine needles in your nostrils, sweet malt isn't hiding but it is low in the mix.
Sweet malt briefly appears then disappears before the gripping bitterness from the hops sets in, spicy hops abound with a pepper kick . The aroma is a notch better than the flavor, which begins to warm the throat and chest: not unexpected for 9.1%.
Mouthfeel is a heavy medium, sort of dense and oily. The bitterness is relatively brief and intense on the palate before fading away, a quality that I can appreciate. This one is a sipper for certain.
Lil One is worthy of a World Class rating, but has been knocked down a peg by loyalists of Lunch that unfairly compare the two despite the distinctly different styles of a Strong Ale and an IPA. MBC stretches the boundaries of a typical Strong Ale by over-hopping, then dry hopping and bottle conditioning: the result is an arse kicking brew that rocks your palate and tickles your hop bone!
04-11-2014 05:05:49 | More by Hendry
4.15/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: Reddish amber with a thin off white head. Mild lacing on the glass.
Smell: Strong hops and citrus.
Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of strong hops and malts with citrus and pine notes.
Overall: Excellent beer!
03-26-2014 23:01:28 | More by Cavanaghty
Lil One from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.