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Lil One - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

417 Ratings
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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.21%
Wants: 54
Gots: 45 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bishopdc0 on 02-01-2013

Some may call this a malty double IPA, some a hoppy barley wine. We prefer that it not be classified. We think of it, simply, as our strong winter ale. Intense hop aromatics and flavor (think pine, candied orange) blended with just enough malt sweetness to balance out the palate.
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Photo of mardolin
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a bit cloudy. Dark Amber color. Huge head. Thick, squishy and frothy. Lots of frothy lacing. Aroma is full of candied citrus hops some pine and sweet apricot hops. Also quite malty and balanced with caramel, fruit cake. The first sip really brings a potent hop delivery. Spicy, herbal hops. Pine, dried grass, grapefruit, candied oranges. Hefty maltiness but it finishes rather dry. Caramel, sweet dough and crusts. Quite bitter. Noticeable alcohol. Pretty aggressive. Interestingly enough, it becomes softer as it warms. Full bodied. A tongue dryer. Not my favorite Maine brew; still pretty tasty. Definitely a nice, hoppy offering that pairs excellently with the bitter cold weather outside.

Photo of JoeMans
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cath
4.91/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bmur112
4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SteveB24
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look- color of the beer is a hazy copper, pours three fingers of thick, off white head that retains very well and leaves beautiful chunks of lacing on the side of the glass.
Smell-floral notes and tropical fruit, definitely some mango in there, pretty boozy as well, especially as the beer warms up.
Taste-not as fruity as the aroma, however there is some fruit upfront, mango and a touch of oranges, faintly metallic as well, finishes with smooth malt, slightest hint of booze in the very end.
Feel-medium bodied, surprisingly carbonated, very creamy on the tongue but finishes pretty dry.
overall-not quite in the same league as the famous Maine brews Lunch and Dinner, but a solid offering, due to the high price i'm not sure if i'd buy it again but i'm glad i tried it.

Photo of AGust82
3.4/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Disappointing brew from a usually world class Maine Beer Co.

Photo of xICooRsYIx
4.63/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ryanflc
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.3/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.32/5  rDev +4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.76/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Lil One from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.