Zoe | Maine Beer Company

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
2,478 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
ZoeZoe
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:
2,478
Reviews:
609
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
8.59%
 
 
Wants:
324
Gots:
489
For Trade:
15
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,478 |  Reviews: 609
Photo of cw13
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of crowbar540
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Xandrose
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Brown1647
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of DRBiser
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of MichaelAllenVT
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of srgj88
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of k_clarkie
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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

Photo of dedbeer
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of mdube0378
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JSOBB
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Lebzilla
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of DefenCorps
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 12 Nov.

A mildly hazy dark amber with a dense, khaki head with good retention and nice lacing, this looks good. The blood red highlights are nice too. The nose!talk about hops! So fresh and fragrant! Pine, mint, juniper, citrus, grapefruit, all wonderfully integrated and juicy, this is a beautiful expression of hops. Leaning heavily on aromatic hops and less on bittering hops, this is clean and soft, lacking in grassy notes. Caramel and toffee are present, pulling this deep into Nugget Nectar territory. A little bit of brown sugar is present as well. Awesome stuff.

The palate opens with a blend of modest hop bitterness and plenty of hop flavor. Pine and grapefruit are most dominant, but I also get a good amount of navel oranges and a little mint. The mid palate brings out flavors of toffee, brown sugar, burnt sugar and caramel, but thankfully, this beer isn't particularly sweet. In fact, the way this feels on the palate reminds me again of NN. Bitter on the finish with a mild pine resin character, this beer is medium light in body and has a medium high level of carbonation. The carbonation level is a little higher than I'd like, but the flavors and balance on the finish is excellent. Excellent stuff, I imagine this would be incredible on cask. Very highly recommended.

 1,302 characters

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/29/2013. Pours lightly hazy ruby red color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big pineapple, mango, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big pineapple, mango, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, floral, grass, pine, and floral earthiness. Moderate earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, mango, citrus, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, floral, grass, pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of hop and malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent hoppy amber ale. All around great complexity and balance of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

 1,356 characters

Photo of myuncle
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of BeerTrader57
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of BeerOps
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of avalenzuela
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of BeerGreg
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of pisano
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Zoe from Maine Beer Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 2,478 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.