Zoe | Maine Beer Company

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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
Ratings:
2,471
Reviews:
607
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
8.59%
 
 
Wants:
323
Gots:
487
For Trade:
15
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another winner from this small brewery in Maine, not only in taste but also tastefulness. There's a tad too much hoppy pine in the aroma, bending slightly toward new-carpet smell, but it's not overwhelming nor does it contribute to hammy hoppiness in the flavor. Definitely dry and crisp with hops to the fore, but everything here has comfy rounded edges, like a giant cotton beanbag chair. For a good hoppy American ale, it lacks the hostile attitude of so many of its cousins from the West coast. MBC is a pearl of New England.

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

What a great beer! Served cold, pours a beautiful caramel color with a 3 finger head.

The head has a deep piney aroma reminiscent of the Maine woods:)

The mouth feel is very smooth.

The finish is is a complex piney-citrus and pleasantly hoppy.

A class act!

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Zoe from Maine Beer Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 2,471 ratings.
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