MBCo Lil One

Discussion in 'New England' started by MVP09, Feb 8, 2013.

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  1. MVP09

    MVP09 Devotee (417) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Anyone get some from Julios? Just had one wow! My thoughts, Turbo Lunch!!!
     
  2. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2009 Maine
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    Nah, that's Dinner. (presumably)
     
  3. MVP09

    MVP09 Devotee (417) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Seems like not too many people have tried. Wanted to hear people's reactions. I think it's right up there with Lunch.
     
  4. ICCULIS

    ICCULIS Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2011 Massachusetts

    I really digging this brew - drinking it now actually. IMO - nothing like Lunch. Hopped up Zoƫ would be a better comparison...
     
  5. MVP09

    MVP09 Devotee (417) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Never the less another great beer from MBC
     
  6. WickedGoodBBQ

    WickedGoodBBQ Initiate (0) Mar 8, 2012 Massachusetts
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    The hops are awesome. Actually also reminded me a bit of Bolt Cutter but the hops work much better.

    Really enjoyed it, wish I bought more.
     
  7. Lukaduke

    Lukaduke Initiate (0) May 22, 2012 Maine

    Out of curiosity how much did Julios have... was there a limit?
     
  8. 603BeerMe

    603BeerMe Initiate (82) May 25, 2010 New Hampshire

    Not from Julio's, Carl's in Kittery and it's pretty damn good! Untappd has it as a Winter Ale, and BA has it as a Strong Ale. I'm leaning towards Strong Ale...
     
  9. Brez07

    Brez07 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2009 Maine

    Overheard the brewer call it a imperialized version of a Winter ale at the release party in Portland
     
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  10. Trevdawg

    Trevdawg Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2012 New Hampshire

    had one last night. Super hoppy and tasty. I think it is one that HAS to be drank fresh.
     
  11. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2011 Maine

    Where can this be found in ME? We dont have it in Augusta.
     
  12. MVP09

    MVP09 Devotee (417) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts
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    No limits at Julio's. I got 3 bottles and 3 were left. Is it seasonal? If it is then supplies might be limited which kinda sucks. Downed 2 bottles during Nemo and now I want more. Hope they made enough to supply a lot of New England stores
     
  13. Lukaduke

    Lukaduke Initiate (0) May 22, 2012 Maine

    Not sure if anyone has any left... In southern maine Id check RSVP and Downeast Bev. as I know Bier Cellar blew through his allotment in a day.
     
  14. Lukaduke

    Lukaduke Initiate (0) May 22, 2012 Maine

    Not likely to get more when it's gone.... seems as if it was a pretty small batch. I know of 2 kegs that were supplied in the greater portland area and 60 something cases. Wishing they just kept it in Maine being that we sold out in a day locally... don't get me wrong its a good beer but there is some false hype because they make so little. But maybe when they move into their new digs they will ease these issues.
     
  15. ElGallo

    ElGallo Crusader (785) Sep 26, 2009 New Hampshire

    Drinking one now. I wouldn't call this Zoe on steroids or amped-up Lunch. This is like something in between a malt-forward DIPA and a hoppy barleywine. Classification aside, it is a damn good beer. Love the nose on this. Good hop/malt balance, but it drinks like a 6% beer. Dangerously goood. Cheers!
     
  16. Trevdawg

    Trevdawg Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2012 New Hampshire

    Anyone seeing any variation from bottle to bottle? Nothing bad just seems like the first one i had was a bit hoppier. I was drunk though lol
     
  17. omniscientcause

    omniscientcause Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2010 District of Columbia

    Having mine tonight, will report back.
     
  18. Maxwell

    Maxwell Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2012 Massachusetts

    I hate to be the downer in the group but i had it like three days ago and was really disappointed with it. I love everything by MBC, and pretty much peg Zoe as my favorite beer, but I just didn't get any complexity out of Lil One. To me it kind of tasted like and overly alcoholic Celebration by SN, which I find weird in comparison with everyone else's descriptions (yes yes, I know, everyone's palate is different). Perhaps I had a bad bottle, though my friend got a bottle too and both tasted about the same... I'm curious to hear more about the variation between bottles, has anyone had multiple bottles of it yet?
     
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  19. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    I feel more or less the same way. I also only had one bottle. I thought it was totally drinkable, but I didn't think it was particularly great, and I tend to love MBC despite the pricepoint.
     
  20. dciBA

    dciBA Aspirant (258) Dec 23, 2007 Maine
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    Been holding off on posting since I thought I was literally the only one who didn't like this stuff. Not a good beer by any standards let alone MBC.
     
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  21. omniscientcause

    omniscientcause Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2010 District of Columbia

    Im agreeing that is probably my least favorite of their offerings. Not much going on with this right now. I havent had any other beers tonight so it isnt like my taste buds are torched.
     
  22. Brez07

    Brez07 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2009 Maine

    I've had it on tap and twice from the bottle. Each experience was different. First (tap) - Zoe on steroids. Second - maltier, hops more akin to the ones in Mo. Last night - hops gave off a honey-dew melon flavor which was interesting, but already a much different beer from just two weeks ago
     
  23. atdunn9

    atdunn9 Initiate (49) Feb 13, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Ball Square Fine Wine's in Somerville has a good amount of them. Had one last night. Doesn't really compare to lunch in my opinion. Much more malt forward than their other offerings.
     
  24. Sejordan2

    Sejordan2 Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2011 Vermont
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    Mine last night had that same honey-dew melon flavor.
     
  25. ElGallo

    ElGallo Crusader (785) Sep 26, 2009 New Hampshire

    Maybe some bottles got infected with this year's Nugget Nectar :rolleyes:
     
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  26. ChickenSandwichCarl

    ChickenSandwichCarl Initiate (145) Aug 29, 2012 Maine
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    Not exactly regretting the case i bought, but its not as good as I thought it was when I had it on tap for the release. I wouldn't go so far as to say its "not a good beer by any standard" but its not holding up on multiple tastings.
     
  27. ChickenSandwichCarl

    ChickenSandwichCarl Initiate (145) Aug 29, 2012 Maine
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    Unlike this 2/19 Lunch which is killing it.
     
  28. Archemedies

    Archemedies Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    Anyone else get a bubble gum flavor?
     
  29. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    This is pretty much what I thought as well - I thought it had a slightly thicker mouthfeel and more pronounced aroma and flavor hop presence than SN but it was really close. Good call sir!
     
  30. LiquidCourage

    LiquidCourage Initiate (156) Nov 1, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Just bought a bottle for $10. This thing better be dam good...
     
  31. davey101

    davey101 Savant (952) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    :eek:
     
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  32. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    lol
     
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  33. Nickfellow007

    Nickfellow007 Aspirant (297) Feb 22, 2011 Rhode Island
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    It's not. And yes, I paid the $10 like a fool as well. They need to calm the hell down with their prices. Makes absolutely no sense. I think they think they are better than they really are or something.
     
  34. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2009 Maine
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    It's not MBC making it $10. It was more like $7 in Maine. Blame your distributors and retailers for the other $3.
     
  35. Nickfellow007

    Nickfellow007 Aspirant (297) Feb 22, 2011 Rhode Island
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    Sure. I don't think it's really just the distributors and retailers. Their beer is sitting all over the shelves and not moving all over MA/RI. So maybe they should only sell in Maine then if it's a $3 difference? I don't know.
     
  36. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Can we please not do this again? Thanks.
     
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  37. xhcadamx

    xhcadamx Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2007 Maine

    This beer did not live up to the Maine Beer Co. hype train. Although I have heard there is a bit of bottle variation going on. A brewery with bottle variation doesn't deserve to be on any train yet alone a hype train.
     
  38. Trevdawg

    Trevdawg Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2012 New Hampshire

    8.50ish per bottle in MA.
     
  39. LiquidCourage

    LiquidCourage Initiate (156) Nov 1, 2012 Rhode Island
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    I almost went back to the store to return it. Actually, I'll give the beer a fair shake tomorrow when I open it. Lunch was very good when I had it, Peeper was just ok.

    However, even if its really good, I cant see myself buying the bottle with any regularity considering all the better price options.
     
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  40. davey101

    davey101 Savant (952) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    Agreed. I grabbed a Lunch today just because its a week old and is new in CT. After trying the whole lineup while living in MA I never found myself buying it more than once. What a supermodel Zoe is though, it pains me to look at her on a stores shelf.....so sexy but, so beyond my reach of sanity.
     
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