Maine Beer Company Zoe

This is definitely a two-review type of night, especially after the week that I had. At least I have next Friday off, which is good because next Thursday is IPA day. I’m thinking of hitting up Philly and trying to find some Pliny. Well, that’s what one of my buddies wants to do because he’s obsessed with Pliny. I’ll just be the willing accomplice. So, this is another beer from the Massachusetts stash. I’ve never heard of the Maine Beer Company and their website is pretty sparse, to say the least. It matches their label as well. It was one of the most simple and plain labels that I’ve ever seen. But, you can’t judge a book by its cover.

ABV: 7.2%

Style: American Amber/Red Ale

Trivia: The motto of the Maine Beer Company is “Do what’s right.” I’m down with that.

Random: Hunter Pence is going to be joining the Phillies. I think that’s definitely a good trade.

First of all, this beer poured with a crazy head, as you can probably tell by the picture. It was a generous three finger tan head that took forever to dissipate and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a dark chestnut-brown with no visible carbonation due to the color of the brew. The nose had two distinctive scents to it. First, I got a great deal of grassy hops. Then, it followed up with lots of caramel malt. This wasn’t exactly what I was expecting from an amber…I was definitely intrigued at this point. On first sip, I got a lot of caramel and toffee maltiness. Then, after a few sips, the hops make an appearance. But, for me, the malt took the front seat on this one and lasted until the finish. I also got a bit of brown sugar and breadiness that lasted through the finish. This was definitely an enjoyable beer, but on it says that this is a hoppy amber. I definitely would not agree with that. For me, this is more on the malty side than the hoppy side, but totally worth a try.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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