Zoe | Maine Beer Company

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4.19/5
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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
Ranking:
#1,162
Reviews:
612
Ratings:
2,495
pDev:
8.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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327
Gots:
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3.51/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Taste is pine, tangerine, toasted malt, and some wet hopping. Decent, above average amber that borders on IPA but is a bit sweeter. Good beer to try, but I prefer others in the style.

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3.52/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle. Slightly better than a typical brown ale...but still a brown ale. Good head. Slight caramel?

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3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

An opaque brown. I can see some ruby red highlights when held up to the light. Big fluffy off white head that sticks to the sides. This beer is way to dark to be an amber ale.

The aroma is a big dose of grassy, tea like, and citrusy hops. Taste goes in the same direction. A tasty amount of hop flavor like the nose described to me. A weak backbone of roasted and/or chocolate malt lets the hops play a big role in this but in the end the beer comes up a little flavorless. Not that bitter but the mixture of the hops and malt adds a slight coffee like bitterness. Dry finish. Light and foamy in the mouth.

A refreshing beer for the summer I'd say. I just wish it was a little lower in alcohol since I'm barely getting any sweetness/malt flavor.

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3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Chris for sharing this one at Ritual Brewing Company in Redlands, CA.

Bottled 4/9/13.

Pours a hazy copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with pine and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is very pine and herbal hop forward.

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3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Rustico in Alexandria.

The beer is reddish copper with a lasting tan head. The aroma offers hops, pine, caramel malt. Lightly sweet. Bread, biscuits, and malty body with a stinging bitter finish. Pine lingers in the back. Alcohol presence is fairly noticeable. Overall, I thought this was mediocre and undeserving of the high ratings it receives. The exorbitant expense of the beer (at various locations in the DC metro area) had kept me from purchasing it. It's an amber ale after all. I don't comprehend the price for such a beer. So I finally gave in and tried it. Disappointing.

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

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3.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer at Mead Hall in Cambridge. On tap, served cool in a wine glass.

Dark brown mahogany body and an off white head. Herbal and juicy scent. Flavor is prickly hop and a nice sweet malt balance. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

I really like this beer. Nice interpretation on a pretty wide open style.

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Zoe from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 2,495 ratings
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