Zoe | Maine Beer Company

2,485 Ratings

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

L: Pours brilliant chestnut under a 3” cream to light tan colored persistent foam collar that hugs the side of the glass.
S: Earthy, citrusy, spicy hop aromas, light toast, faint chocolate.
T: A rich malt palate starts slightly sweet and then dries out on the finish. Biscuit, nuts, raisin, a little anise to horehound, and traces of chocolate and espresso give dimension to the flavor. A citrus rind bitter accent on the finish.
F: The carbonation if very soft nd creamy, slightly low, the body is medium.
O: A richly textured amber ale with big malt and hop flavors.One of the better ones out there.

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

Got this beer dated "102513" and drank it yesterday. Served in a tulip.

Appearance: Just gorgeous chestnut brown color with 3 finger head that doesn't go away. Head has pillow texture.

Smell: Big citrus, pine, grapefruit, touch of malt, some orange, oil.

Taste: head felt like a pillow, IPA characteristics, biscuit, oily, slight raisin note

Mouthfeel: super smooth although at the end, the alcohol kicks you. Definite IPA bitterness.

Overall: Excellent beer and would definitely drink again. Felt more like a classic IPA with some extra malt character for balance. Another great beer from Maine Beer Company!

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

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Brought back from Maine after an amazing weekend in Acadia National Park.

A- Very dark red with a white head. The cap has great retention and leaves a very thick coat of massive lace. A thick pillow stays atop the beer

S- Amazingly fresh hop bomb. Tons of tropical fruit, citrus fruit and floral notes. Reminds me of Sculpin, HopSlam... etc. Very great use of hops. Slight malt in the background to balance but it doesn't even matter with such good hop aroma.

T- More malty than aroma but the hops still shine. Great tropical fruit, citrus zest, floral hints and some pine. Slight caramel and toasty bready malt. Even a bit of mint.

MF- Very smooth I would say. The body is on the lighter end with lower carbonation but somehow doesn't feel watery. Lower end bitterness lets the hop flavor really shine.

DB- I am glad I picked this one up. Tastes like a pile of wet, fresh hops. Probably the best Amber Ale I have ever had. I know where I am going to stop in Maine whenever I visit. Comparable to any great IPA as far as hop flavor goes. The body, flavor and bitterness level make this one dangerously drinkable.

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

Zoe from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 2,485 ratings
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