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:
2,465
Reviews:
606
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
8.59%
 
 
Wants:
322
Gots:
483
For Trade:
15
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Ratings: 2,465 |  Reviews: 606
Photo of Stanley23
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dprice
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

bottled 03-15-16 poured a medium brown color smell raisins dark fruit, taste was crisp clean and with a smoth mouth not over carbonated or to bitter, overall solid amber would seek this out again very well done

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

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mazurenko
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLK7299
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Rbodacious
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gbw5009
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dazedman
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tregan_20
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pt .9 oz bottle on April 29, 2016. Born on 03.15.16. Look is crystal clear dark amber with an light tan head and sticky lacing. Smell is dark dried fruit, citrus, pine and cocoa with biscuit malt aromas. Taste is raisin, citrus fruit, pine resin and dark chocolate with biscuit malt flavors. Feel is medium in body with a smooth clean finish.

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Photo of bobert84
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dfavreau
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It has a grapefruit smell and bouquet with notes of orange and molasses that goes down smoothly with a clean finish. It is my favorite amber ales when out dining. After the third sip of all their beers your palette starts to really like their beers. The more you drink them, the more you want to try.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

-Spiegelau ipa glass. Born on 02.16.16. Consumed 04.14.16. Best within 90 days of Born on date.

A: Dark ice tea exit from the bottle yields a beautiful dark burgundy coloring in the vessel with a medium density, 2 finger light tan head that is rock steady on the hold with a spongy, porous texture atop. Medium range, moderate paced effervesce makes its way to the surface. A beautiful presentation and great amount lace coverage.

S: Sweet toasted caramel and lemonade citrus on the nose, wet and fresh.

T: Toasted raisin-caramel, edgy citrus flowery hops, spicy with some semi-dry fruitiness. Lemon, nice toasted malting with some nutty appleskin highlights. Really clean flavor, well balanced with a spicy hop bite at knock out. A nice chocolate dusting on the tongue after the swallow.

M: Crisp, tingly mouthful, smooth texture, full bodied, nice feel and weight.

O: A very polished drinking hoppy red, reminds me of the first time I had an alpine duet, just very clean, smooth with a superb craftsmenship quality. Very well balanced for increased drinkability factor. A bit $ but a bottle is surely worth it. Hop bill and malting is spot on for ideal red.

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Photo of cbawls357
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zshaft
3.91/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

quick review here. nice look. minimal nose. nice floral and hoppy notes with great end palate sweetness. good body. solid beer. overall one of the better reds out there.

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Photo of BeerMama2014
4.87/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GreenMind
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snowmg
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matthowland
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AD17
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of muchos
4.77/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 3/15/16. Enjoyed 4/2/16.
L Very dark brownish red
S Piney, citrusy, flowery, honey, some spice and bread
T Honey-like sweetness up front, toast, juicy citrus. Piney spicy aftertaste
F Plenty of carbonation, resinous
O I'm from PA, but i liked it a little more than a certain hoppy amber nectar brewed relatively close by. Just my 2¢. Cheers!

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