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Maine Beer Company / Nøgne Ø Collaboration Time III - Maine Beer Company

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85
very good

142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with a new friend, Kjetil Jikiun, founder and brewer at Nogne-O. Our aim was to brew a delicate, sessionable beer incorporating elements of the saison and hoppy American ale styles. We used a blend of our house ale and saison yeast strains. The result, an ale, golden in color, generously hopped, with background notes of saison funk accented by soft rye and wheat flavors.

(Beer added by: BEERMILER12 on 07-24-2013)
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frankthetank86

New York

2/5  rDev -47.4%

08-14-2013 03:34:08 | More by frankthetank86
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Jnorton00

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -47.4%

07-30-2013 11:35:41 | More by Jnorton00
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EvilStar33

New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%

08-06-2013 22:55:04 | More by EvilStar33
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.1%

09-22-2013 15:27:56 | More by montrealbcr89
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.1%

08-07-2013 16:24:55 | More by bostonryan
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Userme59

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.1%

08-12-2013 19:38:14 | More by Userme59
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3/5  rDev -21.1%

09-22-2013 15:25:01 | More by craft_shannie
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virinow

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

08-12-2013 14:47:48 | More by virinow
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

08-25-2013 02:38:40 | More by DerekMorgan
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

08-18-2013 20:49:35 | More by Jeffrey2310
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

09-23-2013 21:24:20 | More by oldp0rt
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RKing44

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

08-07-2013 19:53:33 | More by RKing44
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.29/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Slight haze on a straight amber color. Head is white and bubbly and slightly creamy. Head is small with solid retention. Leaves some small bits of lacing. Moderate visible carbonation.

Smell: Soft spice with clove and some mild peppery elements. A good bit of banana and hay with some bubblegum. The rye adds a small backing malt spiciness. Some lightly sweet and caramelized malts. Almost Belgian with a later of light powdery yeasty funk. Hop profile adds some citrus and earthiness to the whole thing. Yeast is mild but assertive. Bready and light overall.

Taste: Yeast jumps out front. Lightly spiced with some lingering clove. Adds in a touch of ripe banana and apple core. Malts run light and bready. More bread crust than dough. Pale crockery malt with a slightly sweet caramel malt. More hops than the nose would indicate, leaving an earthy and floral bitterness on the back. Nice clean yeast profile. Slightly caramelized. Warming adds some rye spice and drops the malt sweetness. Floral.

Mouthfeel: Medium moving toward light body with a moderate carbonation. Clean.

Overall: Good times, not great times.

Solo collaboration with a unique approach. Nice compliment of rye and yeast spice. Feels a little lackluster after warming.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 18:22:40 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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jujigatame

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Maine Beer Co. Collaboration III

Bottled 7/16/13, consumed 9/15/13, 5.6%

500ml bottle to imperial nonic.

Pours a hazy pale light orange, not quite gold. Ended up with a big head even with a relatively gentle pour.

Smell is yeast, cut grass, lemon, slightly tart. It's in the saison range.

Taste is saison at first but the hops come in halfway and present bitter. Not too strong but they do claim their place. Smooth at first and then they bite the tongue a bit. The citrus flavor is mostly lemon so far. The head has faded away and left a thin film with slight lacing. The pale ale and saison seem to play pretty well together. This drinks easy and feels refreshing. It doesn't have everything I'd want in a saison or a pale ale but enough of each to appeal on those fronts. The dry note of rye runs throughout but seems relatively mild to me.

An interesting combination. Highly positive past experience with MBC beers is probably what led me to take the plunge on this one. Not sure if I would have otherwise without a firsthand recommendation. Glad I did though because it was tasty. Might be a good compromise for folks who can take some of the yeast but get turned off by a full-on saison.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 03:49:36 | More by jujigatame
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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Maryland

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Connecticut

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

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Maine Beer Company / Nøgne Ø Collaboration Time III from Maine Beer Company
85 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.