Zoe | 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): 7.20%

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
Ratings:
2,479
Reviews:
609
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
8.59%
 
 
Wants:
324
Gots:
490
For Trade:
15
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Photo of lost_sailor
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of uncleotis
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Cbmcguire
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Delicious start; bites finish. Smells amazing.

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Photo of LukeGude
3.52/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle. Slightly better than a typical brown ale...but still a brown ale. Good head. Slight caramel?

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Photo of Jimmers
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of themayorkoch
3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brownish hue, good head, smells nutty/malty. Didn't live to the hype, but I would try again, maybe from a different source. It got better as the beer warmed, maybe served too cold?

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

Photo of cmurphy7
3.66/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Just noticed this is 6 months old. got the bottle at my local MA liquor store and forgot to check the fill date. So I will have to try this one again, but overall an OK amber ale.

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Photo of rktrat
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice father's day starter

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Photo of oldvines
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coronaeus
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CHEFD1214
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not my favorite style of beer, but this is really tasty. Can't wait to try more stuff from MBC.

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

It poured a very dark red with some light brown edges. A small white head appeared for less than a minute. The lacing was light and stuck to the pint glass for a good minute then gently slid down the sides of the glass. The smell was the hops and caramel, some pine and citrus enter in the background. The taste was sweet and bitter between the hops and caramel with some spiciness. The palate was well carbonated with a slightly creaminess coating the mouth and still had a dry finish. Overall, this was impressive.

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Photo of msscott1973
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gordavidson
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of _Adam_
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bhunter0812
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JAStheAce
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Zoe scared me a bit at first with the "hoppy" designation. The beer poured out more like a brown ale than an amber. Thick, robust clouds of foam rose up in my snifter which left behind substantial lacing as I began to drink. A playful hop bite on the front end is subdued and delicate. I taste wheat and malt. This ale had a very clean and crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish. After some sips, I picked up some chocolate whiffs on the nose as the beer warmed. Happy and highly enjoyable.

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Photo of wekoontz
3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TripleSun
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dated 3/28 drank on 4/29. Poured into a goblet

L - Nice frothy inch of head that leaves a good impression
S - Citrus and toasted malt
T - Dark raisins, chocolate and a good malt backbone
F - Not really hoppy as advertised but has a nice rich body

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Photo of DanMalk118
4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CrimeDog
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Zoe from Maine Beer Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 2,479 ratings.
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