2013 | Maine Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JMScowcroft on 11-03-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 pours a hazy honey amber with a small fizz on top. The foam fades away quickly leaving only a few spots of lace.

The aroma is loaded with hops. Orange citrus, lemon peel, pine and light fruit (peach).

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is watery, dry with mild carbonation. The flavor begins with orange citrus and lemon peel. That's followed by some peach and grapefruit. It finishes dry with a touch of pepper. Some bitterness at the end too. Once gone the orange citrus and peach lingers on the palate.

Very tasty easy drinking beer. Very flavorful hop profile.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a semi cloudy copper/golden pour with a finger+ of head, great retention, slow dissipation, and a bit of nice lacing left behind. a very hop forward beer on the nose, with a citrusy, pepper, bready overall feel. a wonderful citrusy grapefruit hop feel, feels like there may be some sorachi ace in this.. a nice bready backbone with a belgian yeast strain that meshes well with the hops. medium in body with mild carbonation. this is an excellent BPA.. allagash could take a few notes for hop additions on some of their own beers.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice frothy and bit thick 1.5 finger head that fades pretty slowly surprisingly, leaves some nice lacing too, over very clear honey orange colored beer.

Nose has fresh ale aromas, nice hops, floral hops are plenty, hint of tropical fruit with some resin, not really citrus, but more of a floral slightly grassy fruity hop aroma. Then Belgian aromas, some belgian fruity esters, nice Belgian yeast characters including the esters and a little apple like, slight touch of bubblegum. Then some mild sweet malts, a little wheat and grainy toasty like malts, but very little.

Taste starts interesting too, a mix of the hops, grainy malts, and yeast characters. Some fruity hops again, little floral, juicy fruits and very slight citrus but more stone fruit. Then malts, a little wheat character and a lot of toasty grainy malts, etc. Then into yeast characters, some Belgian yeast characters with mild fruity esters, little bubblegum again, little stone fruit, etc. some nice juicy malts with nice juicy fruity hops, fair bitterness and nice balance. Finish is drier with a bit more bitterness, little spicy almost, nice fruity hop, more fruity esters, but mostly spicy slightly earthy floral hops.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lots of fluffy carb.

Overall nice, very juicy and drinkable, great characters blended and balanced between the malts, hops, and yeast. That being said, still not as epic as I thought it would be, just a great drinking tasty beer that I'll have a very hard time finding again.

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2013 from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 130 ratings