Zoe | Maine Beer Company

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4.19/5
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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): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our take on an American amber ale. Complex malt bill delivers notes of dark raisin, chocolate and biscuit. Copious additions of American hops yield notes of pine and citrus.

Added by deltatauhobbit on 12-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,241
Reviews:
618
Ratings:
2,528
pDev:
8.35%
 
 
Wants:
329
Gots:
510
Trade:
15
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Photo of revonoc
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zbelair
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soundaurora
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLima
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid copper color with a thick head.
Mild aroma with notes of distant chocolate, red fruits, melon
Rich flavor with notes of chocolate, toasted and caramel malts, tons of spices, a bit of raisins, ginger, grapefruit citrusy and resin. Quite dry and bitter aftertaste. It feels aure higher than its 30 IBUs.
Medium towards full body with appropriate carbonation.
Original and bold American Amber Ale mixing chocolate, resiny and citrusy flavors. Interesting.

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Photo of ThePold
4.79/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Scottsbeer
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnDon
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gbiello
3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of roast_90
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakecattleco
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 07/17/18 into a tulip glass.

L: Pours hickory (slight chill haze) with nearly 2 fingers of variable density khaki head with moderate retention and left ringed/windshield lacing.

S: Dank forward, then raisins, with undertones of caramel malt, grassiness, and subtle floral and bisquit notes.

T: Follows the nose to a large degree, but added prominence of the grassy elements, and some added pine. Finishes with moderate bitterness, holds on the palate a bit.

F: Medium bodied with higher carbonation, lively on the tongue which continues to the swallow.

O: One of my favorite styles, and this one is a solid example of what I love in hoppy reds/ambers. I'd definitely grab again.

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Photo of BKotch
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophugger
3.43/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A relatively light bodied Amber ale with a strong hop bitterness. Dark Amber in color with a huge slightly off-white head. Aroma is bready with a bit of citrus. Taste continues to release the bitterness, right to the edge and Almost too much but manages to stop before that becomes the case. Finish is light with the bitterness hanging on and a bit of citrus

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Photo of weareallfalafel
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dzni
3.67/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into snifter

Dark, almost opaque, amber color. Thin head with slight lacing.
I really don't get much on the nose, maybe some sweet malt smells. Perhaps a little chocolate biscuit.
Taste is slightly bitter and piney first, with a nice malt balance.
Medium bodied, medium carbonation.
Overall, like all of the beers I've had from Maine Beer, it's well balanced. The beer doesn't "wow" me, but the balance of malt and hops makes this an enjoyable beer for me.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bshefftz
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On the hoppy side but good for what it is.

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Photo of twosheds
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Amber with a light tan head

Smell is very hoppy with a lot of pine and citrus.

Taste is more balanced with a a bigger malt presence and smooth mouthfeel then ending with a dry hoppy finish.

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Photo of TangoJuliet
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mybeardspeakstruth
3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very hoppy amber, somewhat out of balance with the malt bill. But wouldn’t say no to a second

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Photo of npdevil27
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brownie_jones
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jeffmck09
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JonB25
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of patre_tim
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep amber with a slight haze, moderate to low carbonation and 2 fingers of amber beige head.

Smells of pine, grapefruit, powdered sugar, blueberries, and a hint of coffee.

The taste follows the nose, and is rich, hoppy and malty.

Its backed up with a smooth, rich, frothy mouth feel, moderate carbonation, and a slightly tannic finish.

Got this Agawam, Massachusetts, drinking in Muskoka, ON, March 9th, 2018. Excellent brew.

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Zoe from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 2,528 ratings