Zoe | Maine Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States

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

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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Poured into pint glass, insane 3 finger head off the bat without pouring vigorously, cloudy dark brown amber, the color of Grade B maple syrup. Nice retention of the head which covered the beer to the bottom (even sipping slowly) but minimal to average lacing.

Smell- Malty, slight fresh tobacco, woody hops, and something that reminds me of a dog but not as bad as that sounds.

Taste- sweet malt and woody hops, then into a chocolate/coffee roasted malt character followed by fruit and esters. Pleasantly bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Very well balanced. Carbonated but not soda, creamy but not cloying.

Overall- A great beer, quite expensive and not the best for a session, but a must have. I can't think of a much better looking beer, and the taste is up there with my favorites.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by date: 05/07/13.

Clear, dark reddish brown body, poured into a tulip glass, capped by a 1/2 inch head with good retention and lacing.

Smells of dark, chocolatey malt and piney and herbal hops with just a touch of mint. It sort of reminds me of being in a pine forest on a hot summer day.

Tangy malt taste with chocolate, and an intense amount of piney hops. The chocolate and hops reverberate on the palate, ending with a lengthy bitter finish and a touch of mint. Really quite a nice tasting amber beer.

Smooth, creamy mouthfeel, with a medium body and round, light carbonation. There is a tongue numbing level of hoppiness here.

This is heavy on the west coat hops, but is pretty well balanced and is a delight to drink.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared with Jimbo last night

A: Hazy ruby red. Typical great head and lacing from MBC

S: Dark malt, mild sweetness, citrus/pine hop mix

T: Nice mix of dark malt, mild sweetness and citrus/pine hops. Nothing revolutionary IMO but nicely done

M: Just right

O: A nice brew. I wish the hopping had a more signature uniqueness to it, seemed kinda standard to me but heck it's a formula that works for sure

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 16.9 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

a: A deep nearly clear ruby, a two inch tan head receded very slowly to heavy surface foam and considerable lacing.

s: Plums and/or some other dark fruit.

t: Dark malt balanced beautifully by fruity hops. Refreshing and delicious. Smoky dark fruit aftertaste lingers.

m: Moderate to chewy, lots of body and carbonation.

o: A superb brew, perhaps more like a hoppy Belgian Dubbel than the American Amber it is listed as. At $7 a pint most of us cannot afford to drink Zoe regularly. But it is a fine treat anytime.

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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Zoe from Maine Beer Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 2,482 ratings.
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