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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Ratings: 2,465 |  Reviews: 606
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4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Well, what do you know? Raul did it again: snagged himself another goodie. Now, this isn't a "see a hottie on the 405 and speed up to check her out again," kind of beer; it's more like Raul just walked by a slightly above average girl at South Coast Plaza, liked what he saw, but felt no reason to look back.

Solid Red, better than the majority, but not worth getting in an accident over.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of JAFoley
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Deep dark red/brown opaque body, with a huge thick tan head.

S - Bready malts and grapefruit

T - Bitter hops rush forward followed by a deep woody and malty base.

M - Slick with moderate/high carbonation. Fairly thin without detracting from flavor

O - I'm really loving this beer. So crisp and pungent, incredibly drinkable. I'll be picking this up again, but not as often as I'd like considering I paid $6 for a pint bottle...

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Photo of nimrod979
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16.9oz bottle. dated 7/23/13. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Deep clear amber in color with a thick frothy slightly off white head. Crazy long retention and sticky lacing throughout.

Aroma: Piney and citrusy hops. Caramel and biscuity malts.

Taste: Fresh grapefruit. citrus, hop oil. Caramel malt sweetness. Dry biscuit. Finishes with a piney bitterness. Very nice actually.

Mouthfeel: Dry mouthfeel. Medium bodied. great balance with the hops and malts with the hops taking over a little in the finish. Overall It's an outstanding brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Mycryan
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours into a large two finger head that really holds strong, dark amber brown, slightly red when held up to light.

S: Huge malt, biscuit, maybe some black pepper, hops are certainly present

T+M: Wow thats good.. great carbonation and body, intense malt sweetness up front with some dark fruit, biscuit, honey.. awesomely hoppy but more of a lingering hop finish. Dangerously easy to drink it seems

This beer rules I'll be getting some more for sure

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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

One of the best reds I've had. While a bit hoppy, especially in the nose, the taste is just superb and easy to drink. So much more complexity than most other amber ales, with hints of raspberries, grapefruit, and just the right amount of hops (less noticeable in taste than aroma, which is good for me). The breadiness makes it so much more interesting than most in this style. Also, it has a beautiful dark amber color with gorgeous foamy, bubbly head. Recommended.

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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%

Photo of Sludgeman
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$7.99 for 25oz. Poured into a chalice. Bottled on 6/4/13. Approximately 1.5 months old when this review was written.

A great amber. An above average IPA.

A – Pours a dark amber, almost brown in color, clear, huge 3-finger rocky light tan head. Excellent lacing.

S – Sweet grapefruit, with some spiciness.

T – A malty backbone is evident but not so excessive that it hides the hoppiness of this beer. A slight sweetness. Resinous, somewhat herbal bitterness kicks in halfway through the taste. Some faint dark fruit/raisin. I could detect no chocolate as the brewer suggests.

MF – Well carbonated, medium bodied. Starts smooth and finishes dry with a lasting bitterness.

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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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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Dark brown, mahogany or chestnut maybe. Large creamy head from the bottle conditioning. About 2 fingers. Lacing that holds like no other. Best looking amber I have seen.
I don't care to comment much on appearance of the bottles, but I love these from Maine Beer. Simple and classy.

S- Dank pine hops. Caramel and honey. Fresh baked biscuits with a touch of dark fruit. An intense nose.

T- Follows nose well. Some initial hop presence followed by the biscuit malt bill. Hops then taking over again from there. Hops galore! A little bite on the end with a layer of toasted, nutty finish. Some bitterness.

M- Super dry. Mid body. No booze or alcohol warmth but you know it's there. Carbonation is a little strong for the style, but I prefer it. Makes for an easy drink

O- It's not a style that I have had much luck finding a beer I am in love with yet, but I think I've finally found it. A hoppier take on an Amber. Enjoyed in the heat of an Oklahoma July, but I have to believe this would make for a fantastic fall beer.

Bottled 6/4/13
Consumed 7/18/13
$7 for 500 ml bottle

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Zoe from Maine Beer Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 2,465 ratings.
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