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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Photo of gordavidson
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of _Adam_
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bhunter0812
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JAStheAce
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Zoe scared me a bit at first with the "hoppy" designation. The beer poured out more like a brown ale than an amber. Thick, robust clouds of foam rose up in my snifter which left behind substantial lacing as I began to drink. A playful hop bite on the front end is subdued and delicate. I taste wheat and malt. This ale had a very clean and crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish. After some sips, I picked up some chocolate whiffs on the nose as the beer warmed. Happy and highly enjoyable.

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Photo of wekoontz
3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TripleSun
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dated 3/28 drank on 4/29. Poured into a goblet

L - Nice frothy inch of head that leaves a good impression
S - Citrus and toasted malt
T - Dark raisins, chocolate and a good malt backbone
F - Not really hoppy as advertised but has a nice rich body

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Photo of DanMalk118
4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CrimeDog
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 57md
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark reddish copper color with a huge off-white head. The nose is both bready and hoppy. The body is much lighter than expected. The flavor is also flatter than the nose would indicate. There is a hoppy semi-dry finish but there isn't much of a bitter punch.

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Photo of davefromct
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of deeman13
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsa7783
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bonds Tavern in West Orange. Pours a ruddy, amber hue with moderate frothing. Mild aroma replete with hints of caramel and molasses. Similar overall flavor profile. Not bad.

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Photo of BigSmooth12
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle, bottled on 12-13, had this beer on 12-24. Super fresh as always when it comes to Maine! Fresh, hoppy amber. I could drink this all day.

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Photo of A_Drew
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

500ml bottle can to FW snifter glass
Notes taken on 11/28/15
From mdfb79 - huge thanks Dan!

Pours a beautiful reddish copper color with a dense 2 finger head of light khaki cream. Mostly clear and ruby like with fantastic head retention that reduces to a solid lingering cap. Soapy lacing clings all around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation present. Aromas of succulent grapefruit and pine with orange zest, orange rind, tangerine, dank herbs and pineapple flowing into a bed of caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, and brown sugar malts. Finishes with more citrus fruit and a floral/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of the fresh hop and darkened malt notes; very potent. Flavors unleash more grapefruit, orange zest, spruce, and fresh cut cedar with tangerine and light pineapple/mango. The caramel malt and browned toast with toffee, raisin, and brown sugar sweetness folds in and out of the hops with great ease and balance of flavors. I get flashes of milk chocolate nuttiness as the finish becomes more earthy and floral with grass and pine bitterness on the finish; some lingering notes of grapefruit, orange zest/ring, and tangerine. This has some fantastic complexity while maintaining a very simple approach. For an overly hopped Amber ale it is remarkably well balanced by the dark malt flavors and easy to down. Fits well within a moderately crisp bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors on after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy and fairly slick/sticky mouth feel. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a mild warming sensation. Overall this is a highly excellent imperial red! All around awesome balance and complexity of hop and dark malt flavors; and very resinous yet crisp and refreshing to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering from Maine Beerco.

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Photo of Truck67
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of vabeerguy
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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