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Maine Beer Red Wheelbarrow

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Like many of our beers, Red Wheelbarrow (which started out as a pilot batch brewed by brewer Dan Roberts) doesn’t fit neatly into a style category — think of it as a stronger, more hop-forward interpretation of a traditional red ale. Red Wheelbarrow is not, however, a “red IPA” – there is robust malt character (think raisin and fig) on both the nose and palate that temper the abundant hop presence (think citrus fruit). Vitals: Color – Red ABV – 7.0% O.G. – 1.070 Malt – Weyermann Munich 1, Briess 2-Row, Victory, Chateau Special B, Chateau Abbey, Briess C-80 Hops – Columbus, Amarillo, Falconer’s Flight


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6449) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle at WF Columbus Circle. Deep reddish-brown, cloudy, high foamy head. Great nose, caramel, pine, earth, cinnamon, orange. Very hoppy falvor, great citrus, pine caramel. Perfect balance. Prickly, small carbonation. Peppery, spicy finish. Great as usual from Maine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaBeer1972 (1306) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from DeBuca’s. Pours out a light-to-medium amber-copper color with a frothy light tan head that stays around a long time. Flowery-malt aromas. Body is on the medium-light side. Roasty notes with layers of perfume and spice. Sorta muddled overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (492) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle. Amber, big light tan head. Aroma is pine, dark fruit, and toast. The taste adds raisin at first, some caramel and citrus, and big hoppy bitterness on the finish. Low carb and light mouthfeel at first with a very rich, bitter coating on the finish. I’ve had this one in the past - I like it more each time I try it. Another very unique MBC beer in its own category. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (751) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Amber-reddish color, Clear and dark red. Aroma of hops, wheat, flowers, grass, caramel and yeast. Taste is strong red hops, little bit of citrus, malt, raisins and alcohol. Tons of foam on this baby. Solid amber offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3161) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
Moi qui ne voulait plus boire de amber ale. Mais quand c’est Maine qui brasse, disons que c’est autre chose. Beau corps rouge qui garde sa mousse précieusement. Le nez tricote des arômes de malts terreux et épicés avec des parfums de conifères et d’agrumes de toute sorte. Le goût mise à la fois sur des houblons américains et sur des céréales qui donnent une impression de seigle et de fruits. En bouche, le liquide a une belle densité avec un bon apport de bulles et une texture crémeuse. La finale est florale et forestière, épicée et caramélisée. Bien content de ce choix.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1452) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottled August 12, 2014.
Glass: Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Murky amber/red with way too much head, tall and foamy.
Aroma: The aroma is malty and piney with a dash of citrus. I sort of like it, there are hints of caramel nicely strung throughout.
Taste: Malty with a bready, toasty and caramel backing along with a big pine and citrus presence. Not bad, easy to drink, I sort of love it, but am sort of bored of it.
Palate: Full-bodied, moderately carbonated. Coats the mouth.
Overall: I like this a lot to just drink, but thinking about it it’s not a great beer. I dunno. The price value isn’t there though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (600) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours a ruby/caramel with a three finger, cream coloured head that sticks. Aroma has great notes of citrus, pine, caramel, a bit of bread. Really nice. Taste is balanced with notes of resin, pine, caramel, and a short finish. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a lively carbonation and a bone dry finish. Overall an awesome beer. Balanced caramel/piney flavours with a great mouth feel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4024) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Pours a soft red-orange with a tawny head. Nose is malty and kind of chalky, piney notes. Definitely vitaminy and chalky, pine notes.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chalumeaux (57) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Nice amber color floral piney aroma smooth drinking with a nice hop flavors not overpowering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (204) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Pours a red color and mildly hazy with a tan head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, biscuits. Taste was mostly what the nose brought. I got some pine, or maybe a bit of spruce as well. It was sweet, but not overly sweet. Body was medium, carb was perfect, and this was a decent brew. Not my favorite from Maine, but I have yet to have one that I dislike.


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