1. Join us for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest on Sat, Sept 17 in Portland, Maine. Limited tickets still available: beeradvocate.com/belgian
    Dismiss Notice

MBC lil one

Discussion in 'New England' started by T-RO, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. T-RO

    T-RO Nov 9, 2012 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    Just saw this was released today, anyone know anything about it?
    Thanks
     
  2. Patrick

    Patrick Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    I'll be the first to say that it is probably too expensive.
     
  3. ChickenSandwichCarl

    ChickenSandwichCarl Aug 29, 2012 Maine
    Beer Trader

    It's $7.75ish a bottle in Portland. Drinking one right now and it's a really good, really interesting beer. Made with the same quality of their other beers. It's what you'd expect a brewery who loves hops as much as they do to make for their winter seasonal. Very hop forward but with a lot more malt and abv then anything else they've made.
     
    T-RO likes this.
  4. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    I'll try it - hell I'll try anything they make. Good beer, cheesy motto.
     
  5. Brez07

    Brez07 Sep 29, 2009 Maine

    Had it on tap at Thirsty Pig last week and I'd say it's kinda like Zoe on steroids. Bottles came out yesterday, about $8 each. Honestly, I was expecting higher so that was pleasant surprise I guess
     
  6. ChickenSandwichCarl

    ChickenSandwichCarl Aug 29, 2012 Maine
    Beer Trader

    "Zoe on Steroids" is a pretty good description.

    Its amazing that this beer coming in at $8 a bottle is a "pleasant" surpirse(I thought it'd be more too). That comes out to be $34.00 a six pack.
     
  7. ScottLetourneau

    ScottLetourneau Mar 2, 2012 Louisiana
    Beer Trader

    Cracked open a bottle last night. Phenomenal beer.

    We too thought double Zoe. Typical MBC hop aroma and flavor profile, just taken to a whole new level. I'm happy to pay $7 a bottle, and this one won't be around long as they only made one batch.

    Best hoppy beer brewed in Maine. Ever.
     
  8. emannths

    emannths Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

    Setting the bar high, are we? ;)
     
  9. Longstaff

    Longstaff May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    Like shooting fish in a barrel.
     
    halfshell and Jnorton00 like this.
  10. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Jun 20, 2009 Maine

    But a standard 6-pack isn't 101.4 ounces.
     
  11. emannths

    emannths Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

    True. And 6 $8-beers isn't $34.
     
  12. ChickenSandwichCarl

    ChickenSandwichCarl Aug 29, 2012 Maine
    Beer Trader

    $8.00/16.9 oz = 47 cents per oz

    .47 x 12oz per beer x 6 beers = $34.08
     
  13. ElGallo

    ElGallo Sep 26, 2009 New Hampshire

    It is kinda funny that we willingly fork over $8 for a brand new beer from MBC but scowl at $8 bottles of KBS.
     
    LostTraveler and Chowdahead like this.
  14. Pahn

    Pahn Dec 2, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    i'd pay $8 for a 500ml bottle of KBS. also would pay $8 for a zoe-like "DIPA" from MBC.

    i don't buy MBC regularly due to price and freshness issues, but let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater.
     
    tehzachatak likes this.
  15. ScottLetourneau

    ScottLetourneau Mar 2, 2012 Louisiana
    Beer Trader

    I can't think of another hoppy beer brewed in Maine that I have enjoyed more. MO is up there for me as a top APA, I'm a huge fan of Lunch, and Can't Dog is a really solid DIPA. The closest would have to be the DIPA pilot batch that MBC released for Portland Beer week this year. Dan said that was more of a 5 gal homebrew type experiment, and seemed as though it could benefiit from some fine tuning. Damn fine experiment though.

    Lil One simply raises the bar, especially for fans of DIPAs.

    I would put it up against VT's trinity for hopped goodness. Heady is king for me, and anything hoppy that Shawn brews is unreal, but I liked the Lil One better than anything I've had from Lawson's, including Double Sunshine.
     
  16. millionsuns

    millionsuns Dec 6, 2008 Maine
    Beer Trader

    Has anyone seen this around Portland in the last few days? Was out of the country last week and missed the release...thanks!
     
  17. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Jun 20, 2009 Maine

    As far as I can tell: No.

    Might be some bottles at Novare? Retail went quick.
     
  18. mclaughlindw4

    mclaughlindw4 Jul 2, 2009 Maine

    I had one at mamas crowbar on saturday night
     
  19. benbking

    benbking Dec 11, 2009 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    i'm drinking one right now, and i dig the malt. I might see if i can find another tomorrow.
     
  20. deltatauhobbit

    deltatauhobbit Dec 3, 2007 Maine
    Beer Trader

    I just had Captain Kool IPA from Geaghan's in Bangor, very delicious and on the strong end for a regular IPA. Kept thinking of Pliney the Elder while I finished off a 32oz growler of it, sadly when I was up there today they had kicked but should be returning soon. I was told they're coming out with a stronger version called Double Kool in March.
     
  21. T-RO

    T-RO Nov 9, 2012 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    Sounds good, maybe should be its own thread?
     
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe