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
Ranking:
#1,174
Reviews:
612
Ratings:
2,500
pDev:
8.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
326
Gots:
499
Trade:
16
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Ratings: 2,500 |  Reviews: 612
Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Moses_Malone
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of chrismattlin
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Adamostella
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of unclekeith
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of BigMike
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of MattXT
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of durlta
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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

Zoe pours a clear, dark brown color with a two-finger stiff, frothy off white head on top. The foam dissolves slowly leaving behind lines and spots of lace on the glass.

The strong, hoppy aroma has lots of orange citrus and pine. As the beer warms some caramel malt notes become present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is slick on the palate, slightly oily with a mild carbonated fizz. The flavor begins hoppy with notes of orange citrus and pine with a hint of pepper. In the middle amber and caramel malt plus of touch of toast move in. Some metallic notes are in there too. It finishes dry with a bitter grassy hop flavor. Once gone the orange citrus notes linger on the palate.

This is a very tasty, easy drinking beer. The body seems a bit light to me and with over 7% abv this one is a sipper. I'm hoping this beer will soon be distributed in Mass.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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

Photo of Flounder57
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

16.9 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A two finger head was poured that reduced to a small puffy layer. It is an amber color with great clarity when held up to the light and vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Pine hops, chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, nutty, and toasted malts.

Taste: Same as above. Nice blend of ingredients with mild tingly bitterness in the rear. Hop flavor lasts all the way through the sip.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy, and mild bitterness.

Overall: Mmmm, I have forgotten how good this beer tasted. Need to make sure I have it more often.

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Photo of Florida9
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

MFG 12/9/10

A: Very dark brown in color, though the light shining through on the bottom of the glass reveals this beer to be more a dark chestnut brown. Forms a 1/4" of light tan head on the pour that settles down to a bubbly surface coating. Some light lacing.

S: Very hoppy: a mix of floral and citrus, though grapefruit seems to predominate.

T: A light dose of roasted malt that fades to a grapefruit bitterness. Bitterness drops off quickly, leaving citrus hops on the finish.

M: Medium body that finishes thin. Appropriate carbonation.

D: An unexpectedly good beer that offers up a very nice blend of malts and hops. I am an admitted hop head who does not like malt crowding out my hops, but, for me, this beer is capable of showcasing malts without distracting from the hops.

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Photo of Damian74
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks KangarooAdam59!

Bottle poured into snifter.

A - pours a reddish brown color with 2 finger white head some lacing.

S - malts, caramel, earthy notes, piney, citrus.

T - malts start it off, followed by the piney hops and grapefruit.

M - Medium-bodied with pretty good carbonation, bitter finish.

O - This was a great beer! Would definitely trade with KangarooAdam59 again in the future! :)

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of BB1313
3.61/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 12/15/15. 16.9oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a dark auburn with ruby hues. Big light tan head that fades leaving nice retention and solid lacing. The aromas are full of caramel malts and dark fruits. Lots of raisins and fig. Some citrus notes in the mix. The flavors are full of toffee. Lots of malts. More dark fruits. Plum is there along with more raisin and fig. Some chocolate notes are definitely in the mix. Subtle bitterness. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied; thin and slick with active carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink.

This is my first time having something from Maine Beer Company, and they've been on my radar for years. It's awesome they decided to distribute to Ohio. I remember reading about them when they only had 2-3 offerings, and Zoe was one of them. As for Zoe, it's a good beer, but maybe my expectations were just too high. It's good stuff nonetheless, but nothing mind-blowing, in my opinion. I look forward to trying their other offerings.

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

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of david18
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle served in a glass beer mug.

L - deep amber color with a fluffy off-white head that hung around and left a thick coat of lacing.

S - earthy, piney hops and caramel malt.

T - lots of earthy flavor along with malty sweetness and a piney twang.

F - medium bodied, it goes down smooth and easy.

O - a good example of the style.

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

Pours a reddish amber color (clear except for the last pour with some sediment) with a creamy, off-white head that persists and clings to the glass. The smell is nicely hoppy with some grain husk notes and a lightly sweet maltiness. A very pleasant aroma. The flavor is richly malty (crystal malt?) with a strong by well-balanced hoppiness. The sweet malt flavors and hop bitterness linger very nicely on the tongue. The mouthfeel is where this beer really shines, with a very, very smooth, velvety feel that only accentuates the malt and hops. This is a very enjoyable beer!

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

Zoe from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 2,500 ratings
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