Red Wheelbarrow | Maine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States
mainebeercompany.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Like many of our beers, Red Wheelbarrow (which started out as a pilot batch brewed by Brewer Dan Roberts) doesn’t fit neatly into a style category — think of it as a stronger, more hop-forward interpretation of a traditional red ale. Red Wheelbarrow is not, however, a “red IPA” — there is robust malt character (think raisin and fig) on both the nose and palate that temper the abundant hop presence (think citrus fruit).

Added by sleestak12 on 10-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
963
Reviews:
127
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.05%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
187
For Trade:
5
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Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber red with a finger of off-white foam.

Biscuits, toasted malts, subtle citrus, caramel, and slightly piney/grassy notes.

Biscuity toasted malts, caramel, toffee, lemongrass, orange, and pine.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, sweet, crisp.

Overall, Maine Beer Company is putting out some truly outstanding brews. Nothing bad to say about this. Damn good for a subtle style.

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Photo of tregan_20
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Rastal Teku glass from a 1 pt .9 oz bottle on April 29, 2016.

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Photo of djlauryn
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McGee666
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mickyge
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid 4 out of 5

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Photo of k47k
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BellsFan
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of I3eer
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sti555
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hop_junkie
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bschinelli
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deadmonkees
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bpmorrissey
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of homerbunker
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of whatsgoody
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dee4maine
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

one of my favorite Red ale. strong hops and pine notes along with tropical notes too. the malt is strong (unlike most MBC offerings) and just well suited for this style.

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Photo of VABA
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Flounder57
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle was poured into a nonic glass.

Appearance: A two finger head was poured that eventually reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper amber color with great clarity and vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass. Super frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Citrus, floral, herbal, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, toasted, biscuity, and bready malts.

Taste: Nice citrus hop flavor followed by toasted, biscuity, caramel, bready, and chocolate malts. Light bitterness and chewy notes in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, light to medium bodied, light bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Got to admit that this is one hoppy red/amber ale. I'll revisit this again in the future.

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Photo of Nucleosynthesis
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnGray
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wizcheekss
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beers-es
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle dated 2/2/16 (just under 3 weeks old), pours a deep, rich ruby-amber with 3 fingers of sandstone-colored head that takes quite a while to recede. Scads of lacing. Gorgeous looking beer.

Smells of toffee/caramel malt and piney hops in about equal measures. As it warms, some notes of dark dried fruits like you get from a stout, though far subtler. Hints of orange citrus.

On the taste the hops outweigh the malt to a surprising degree based on smell, though there is a slightly sweet malt foundation. But the decently bitter, piney hops carry the day, ending in a grapefruit pith finish (interesting, because I get no grapefruit on the nose).

Feel is just shy of medium, and lighter than I expected. This is a masterfully made, easy-drinking beer that has loads of interesting character, somehow straddling both an IPA and an amber. I'd happily drink again.

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Red Wheelbarrow from Maine Beer Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 963 ratings.
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