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Maine Beer Red Wheelbarrow

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RATINGS: 183   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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TSuthard (7) - - DEC 13, 2014 does not count
Ruddy brown with an above average head. Hreat lattice. Florallly hop nose. Another solidly balanced beer from this brewery. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4009) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2014
500ml bottle from Beer Culture, New York

Pours dark reddish with a thick white head. Aroma of caramely malts, herbal hops, grassy notes, grass and toffee. Taste is crisp, malty and hoppy with some caramel, toffee and bitterness. Finish is smooth, sweetish and crisp malty with some caramel, toffee and grassy hoppiness. Quite tasty malty and hoppy amber ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle at home, courtesy of Lukaduke. Thanks again man!! Pour is deep roasted amber-brown with pillowy cream-colored head and great lacing. Big grapefruit, caramelly, resinous, somewhat roasty, sweet brown sugar, grassy and floral aroma. Taste is big grapefruit, orange marmalade, light resin, sweet malty, some toasted sugars, bready, and prunes with a medium bitter finish. Full body with high carbonation. Really nice full bodied, hoppy Amber. Tasty stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (857) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
500ml bottle pours a red amber color with a lot of frothy head. Rich malt flavor and medium hoppiness that balances nicely. Full hop flavor that lingers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle from shelf. Gusher. Pours a murky light brown with a light tan head. Aromas of floral and citrus hops. Taste is semi dry and bitter. Flavors of fresh cut grass, flower petals. Some juicy tropical hop expression. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Finishes juicy and bitter. Pretty nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle from Julio’s, nice dark reddish amber beer with good amounts of body and just too much malt for me, perhaps faded hops after 2 months in a bottle but likely just meant to be hearty though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6411) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, hazy reddish pour with white head, aroma brought red fruits, caramel, toffee, biscuit, pine, grass, some spice notes with a hint of raisin. Taste had a mix of grass, bread, toast, some caramel, nice hints of orange and red fruits with raisin as well, finishing bitter, slightly sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
geologyguy (761) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2014
large head on pour...citrus hops smell, taste is almost all hops...too much/too bitter for me...hint of maltyness that is of english ale sort...slightly fruity taste that comes out between the hops bitternessas it ages on you...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GIJOE (688) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Pours a very brownish red with a mountain of frothy off-white head that stays forever. Wild and crazy lacing. Nose is first citrusy hops and underneath dried fruits. The fruitiness explodes on the palate with a very well-balanced blend of hoppy bitterness and malty sweetness. Medium body; vigorous carbonation. Very nice brew!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fishonmyplane (481) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2014
I’ve gotta hand it to MBC; while everyone else is making bourbon barrel-aged stouts and exotic sour ales, they can brew up an amber ale that is every bit as good, almost single-handedly dragging the style up to respectability. Anyway, this one is strong and hoppy for the style. Spruce and resin hops, tangerine, and caramel malt. Not very sweet, a little too bitter but still very good.


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