Maine Beer Company

Your Rating: None
Maine Beer CompanyMaine Beer Company
BA SCORE
4.17/5
Exceptional
23,629 Ratings
Maine Beer CompanyMaine Beer Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

525 US Route 1
Freeport, Maine, 04032-7009
United States

(207) 221-5711 | map
mainebeercompany.com

Notes:
No notes at this time.

Added by ToasterChef on 07-30-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
15
Reviews:
4,058
Ratings:
23,629
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.51/5
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
340
pDev:
9.31%
 
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Place Reviews | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 340 |  Reviews: 55
Reviews by spicyvelveetas:
Photo of spicyvelveetas
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Lucnifter
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of bhatch729
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Dopadosio
4.87/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of oldmankoch
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of eluvah
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of RionMyers
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Just love the quality beer this brewery produces. Do not have a ton of beers to choose from as they believe in offering quality over quantity ("Do What's Right"). Yet, what they do have is probably the best quality top to bottom. They are expanding their facility by leaps and bounds and was so happy to be able to visit them this summer while on family vacation.

 363 characters

Photo of spacecake9
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Maine Beer is about consistency and quality. Not big or flashy, just good beer. The tent outside was full so I went inside, lines were reasonable and in no time I had a sample pour and 3 beers to go. Tap room is cozy, you will get to know your neighbor. But it's fun, and I picked up a beer I had not seen in stores. If you are in Portland, you gotta make the drive to Freeport.

 383 characters

Photo of Barleycorn
4.23/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

World class beer served by knowledgeable staff.

47 characters

Photo of dsherv
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of crewfan1952
3.75/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Jesterr44
4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

A small interior space just off the highway, as well as a patio with some excellent oven baked pizza made by a guy just working his tail off. Board games available to keep the kids busy if you need. Their website shows 10 beers that they brew; they have 8 of them available on tap at any given time. Sadly, they did not have "Dinner" the day I was there. My wife & I split their "All In" flight where you get 5oz of each of the 8 beers. As we went through them, one thing which struck me and is different than most flights I've had is ... they were All REALLY good. Even their session IPA was full of taste & stood out for me as the best session I've had - avoiding that somewhat watery taste & feel that accompany most sessions. Ratings will follow as I made some notes as the tasting went along but this brewery makes good beer. That and, they make only beer that suits my style preferences so that works out well too. Only real downside is the beer is too pricey. $18 for the flight and then $6 per bottle if you want to take some home. We did, as their beer is very well done, but compared to the Alchemist at 12.50 per 4 pack (which we did earlier the same day), the value is just not there. I would have purchased a lot more take home with a better price point.

 1,280 characters

Photo of JMili
5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Kayakguy
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of eddiefl
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mrerdely
5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of SomethingClever
4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I'm surprised I have never rated this before. This place first off strikes you as very clean, the space in the taproom is very bright and clean. Their beers are exceptional as anyone has ever been anywhere and had their beers knows. They lean heavily toward IPAs that are delicious and hey crystal clear. The only downside to their beers is the shelf life of them are shorter than short. But most of their beers are exceptionally balanced and finish dry. The staff is friendly and they have about 6 of their beers to try and most of them are available for sale by the bottle or 12 pack case. Although, this is one of the more established breweries in Maine I was still awestruck by the amount of people at this brewery and the amount of beer being sold out the door. These guys are crazy busy and even though their taproom isn't that old they are doing a 4.1 Million dollar expansion. Good for them they do make great beer, and there are whispers that Dinner will be brewed more often once the expansion is done.

 1,012 characters

Photo of littlestevie14
4.36/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Bhunter0812
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cmurphy7
4.08/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

visited the tap room in freeport for my Dinner pick-up this morning. it is a small tasting room, but the staff did an amazing job managing the crowds and organizing the release. incredibly friendly and helpful staff. while I didn't stay long, left me with a great impression of the brewery.

 293 characters

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Visited several times while I was stationed in Maine, and every time I have ever been here, I always had fantastic service. They keep a well lit and extremely clean little place. Staff is quite friendly and knowledgeable. If you're in the area, I recommend checking them out. Check their website when they decide to do "Dinner" releases.

 337 characters

Photo of dfecteau
3.75/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of CollinaTiger
4.23/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Maine Beer Company in Freeport, ME
Brewery rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 23,629 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.