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Lil One - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

300 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 300
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 46
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: bishopdc0 on 02-01-2013)
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4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Maine Beer Company - Lil One, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Settles deep amber almost slight ruby hue with a good sized soapy head that retains some and great lacing.

Smell - Caramel and red/amber malt sweetness with a blast of resiny hops on top. Touch of booze.

Taste - Rich thick maltiness with generous hopping.

Mouthfeel - Heavy-medium bodied with low carb. Dry and bitter pine. Goes down easy, only slightly boozy warm, hits hard later haha.

Overall - This is terrific, another stellar MBC brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 18:14:17 | More by JMScowcroft
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an almost completely opaque dark amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, pine, with a caramel background. Taste is medium-heavy bitter, medium sweet, some alcohol as well. Finish is bitter and alcoholic. Full bodied, syrupy texture. Not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 00:10:41 | More by jbaker67
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Maryland

4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured 16.9 oz bottle dated 12/20/13 into New Belguim globe

A-The pour is a murky reddish-brown color with a 1.5 finger frothy khaki head on top. Great lacing.

S-Lots of citrus rind in the scent that’s joined by caramel and pine.

T-Some toasty biscuit and sweet caramel malt underneath a hefty dose of citrus hops.

M-Smooth doing down and lighter in the body than expected. Slightly sticky mid palate with pine and lingering malt before drying out in the finish, accompanied by a sharp bitterness.

O-This was the second beer I've had from MBC and was recommended to try if I like SN Celebration. It rocked, great hops with some malt. Glad I got the last one

Serving type: bottle

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Shroud0fdoom

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4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

*16.9 oz. bottle*. I appreciate the simplicity of Maine Beer Company's labels. They're short, sweet and to the point. The label tells me what the beer is, when it was bottled and gives some insight to what the brewery is about. Enough chit-chat on the label, let's get this into a glass. This pours a nice dark murky amber brown, boarder line burnt orange. A nice 1 finger off white head crowned this brew with glory. It's whiffing time! This smells beautiful! Huge citrus (oranges, lemons with a hint of grapefruit pith. In the second corner there is a dense pine with a subtle hint of pineapples. There is also an herbal note like a nice summertime iced tea mixed with some papaya. Some toasted bread from the malts. Fantastic! Tasting this should be pure bliss after this brew's aroma. This tastes of pine, tropical fruits (mainly papaya, pineapples, hint of lemongrass). There is a nice does of toast and caramel malt sweetness to round out the hop profile. Finishes semi dry with a wave of bitterness. Orange citrus with more pine in the after taste. The feel on this is Medium smooth body with that MBC tight poppy carbonation.

Overall: This brew seems to be ambiguous when it comes to style. This beer is a delight, screw categories! If I had to "classify" this brew, the American Style Strong Ale fits the bill. This IMO doesn't need a category to enjoy it. Maine Beer Company is doing great things. The aroma alone on this is worthy of World Class status. It has everything you look for when a beer is hella dry-hopped. I hope that this beer isn't on brewed once status. This brew is Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

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Lil One from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.