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Zoe | Maine Beer Company

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4.19/5
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2,488 Ratings
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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:
#1,155
Reviews:
610
Ratings:
2,488
pDev:
8.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
327
Gots:
497
Trade:
15
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Ratings: 2,488 |  Reviews: 610
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: more brown/ black than red, but there is some red evident. Very dark for an Amber.

S: bready malts, like a somewhat charred biscuit. Very American IPA hop aroma on the secondary.

T: eminently drinkable, a little smoke even. Lots of malt, hops on the end. Dry, slightly bitter.

M: bubbly. Medium sized bubbles, but we'll carbonated.

O: great beer. Doesn't taste as dark as it looks. Very drinkable. Not a lot of alcohol notes or esthers. Very clean

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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

Bottled 12/1/13 that's what Philly sells to the Pittsburgh market. I'll take it though. Dark amber bordering on a mahogany brown hue, light tan head just barley off white. Aromatics hints of dark chocolate, herbal earthy hops, east coast style hops but rock solid so far. Just a hint of tart/citric/grapefruit notes with oxidized hops starting with some biscuit/caramel malts thrown in as well. Complex beer I like MBC with the two beers I've had so far before Zoe, were Peeper Ale and King Titus. Flavor wise there's just a touch of cardboard starting in the malt department, I don't see any infection years just a hint of oxidation from the age. Bitterness from the hops makes it through each sip, earthy citric notes with a semi-sweet dark amber malt base, it drinks really well share a bottle with a friend and it will be gone in no time. These are the type of beers I wish were available locally. Overall I really enjoy this beer, and I appreciate the east coast style hops especially in an amber ale.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.74/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Deep amber, more like mahogany, hazed, thick white, rocky head has great retention and lacing.

S/T - Hop forward, as expected, with resinous pine mostly, touches of grapefruit. Caramel, toffee malt sweetness is slightly there, but the beer has an overpowering bitterness that masks what sweet flavors there may be. The resinous bitterness has little depth of hop flavor, only offering piney flavors.

M - Medium body, delicate medium carbonation, prickly across the palate.

O - Hoppy as expected, however, I was expecting more depth of hop flavor/aroma to allow for some malt sweetness to play in.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Zoe from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 2,488 ratings
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