Maine Beer Company / Nøgne Ø Collaboration Time III - Maine Beer Company
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3.51/5 rDev -7.6%
500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 7/16/2013.
Appearance - Hazy orange. Medium white head. Thick chunky collar. Nice lacing.
Smell - Doughy malts. Belgian yeast and sweetness. Orangey hops. Alittle rye.
Taste - Orange hops and a grainy malt character. Less doughy, more of the spicy rye. Herbal and grassy in the finish. A little bitter in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. High carbonation.
Overall - I didn't notice the bottle date when I picked this up. It would appear Maine beers sit quite a while. I was just excited to try a Maine beer I hadn't had. Clean flavors, maybe lacking some excitement.
01-16-2014 02:47:11 | More by Alieniloquium
3.83/5 rDev +0.8%
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a hazy golden color with two fingers of fluffy white head. Good lacing as head dissipates to a half finger layer of foam.
Nose has a spicy combination of rye and the saison yeast, white pepper, coriander along with caramel and biscuit malt sweetness. Not much fruit ester or hopping, though this bottle is nearly two months old.
A bit of hop bitterness in the taste, grassy and herbal like bay leaf and sage, but with a bit of white grape sweetness, spicy yeast and rye flavors. Finish is dry with some lingering herbal bitterness.
Light body and heavily carbonated, really sharp against the tongue and keeps it very dry.
09-13-2013 03:05:08 | More by nataku00
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
A. A bit of an orange with a light caramel color. Some foamy white head with a little bit of lacing. Haze opaque.
S. It has a citrus scent with a bit of hoppy bitterness.
T/M. It has a grassy taste. There's some citrus. It has an odd kind of grape taste in the back of the mouth. It's quite carbonated. A light to medium body.
O. It's nice. Nothing amazing, but it's a good, crisp beer.
09-02-2013 21:11:31 | More by Amalak
3.79/5 rDev -0.3%
Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me this beer; I'm always glad to indulge his need to give away beer
Appearance: Hazy with some clarity, dark gold to straw yellow, starts with a nice, creamy, eggshell white head - fades to a wispy cap and leaves some nice lacing
Smell: Light malts, rye, and some saison funk - pretty clean smelling overall, which is to be expected from anything involving Maine Beer Co - pale malts, lightly toasted grains, and a subtle but important spicy rye aroma - some funky yeast, barnyard, and saison spiciness, but not a ton - an undercurrent of hops, mostly light citrus
Taste: Not particularly potent but definitely flavorful - some funky barnyard and yeasty flavors, lightly spicy with some clove - some light, fruity esters - some non-aggressive but tasty hops, mostly grapefruit flesh - pale malts, lightly cooked biscuits, and some spicy rye - nicely balanced and refreshing
Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium, crisp, nicely carbonated, very clean
Overall: Time to... ignore beer style criteria!
This is a good saison, and the rye adds a nice twist. It is far from the best saison or best rye beer I've encountered, but it mixes the two styles well. It could be better, but it's definitely worth a try.
08-09-2013 03:43:18 | More by angrybabboon
4.06/5 rDev +6.8%
Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color, hint of orange, smallish sized white head fades quickly and doesn't leave any lacing.
Smell has a nice hoppy aroma, the rye adds a nice spicy character, touch of yeast hits the nose as well.
Taste starts out with a mild hop bitterness, more citrus than pine, some spicy notes hit the tongue afterwards melds with the pale malt, not sweet or overly spiced which is nice, carbonation is medium-high which is typical, finishes with a slight yeasty aftertaste but also dry, fairly thirst quenching for a warm sunny afternoon.
08-06-2013 21:50:03 | More by deltatauhobbit
Maine Beer Company / Nøgne Ø Collaboration Time III from Maine Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.