seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle on date 11/04/12 drank on 01/04/13. Pours a very dark reddish brown with a decent tan colored head. Smells of citrus, resiny pine hops with bit of caramel. Taste is resin with a bit of citrus and a nice malty balance. Caramel is in there too but very well balanced and the right amount of bitterness. Enjoyed this bottle much more that the first time I had it.
ClarkVV (5138) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Lucky’s, 4/8/16.
A glassy, ruddy amber body has a strong blonde tint and a moderate sized, light beige head atop with moderate to strong retention.
Fruity hops give off strawberry, raspberry and very light pineapple-like notes, as the specialty malts mix in to add soft caramel, brown bread and such. Pretty well-balanced between the two, though tending hoppier unsurprisingly, with pine and red grapefruit picking up as the beer warms, especially on the finish. Fresh yeast and no alcohol or flaws.
In the mouth it’s bitter, not intensely so, but what I’ve come to expect from MBC. The fruitiness of the hops here, along with a fair amount of honey-caramel sweetness from the malt is enough to entertain and balance, at least initially. As the pint goes on, breadiness and light sourdough from the specialty malt, as well as pine/resin definitely build up on the palate. Probably a bit too much for me to ever drink more than one, but well-made no doubt. Could use a little less bready-sourdough character (none would be perfect). Tightly carbonated though and clean.
DialSquare (4000) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at Giant Eagle in Upper Arlington: copper-amber pour, dirty white head. aroma of resin, pine, nutty. tastes are earthy, herbal, toffee, grain, pine, citrus. even bitter finish. tingly carbonation. I don’t typically like ambers, but this is quality.
hackobock (2999) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
July 22, 2015. On tap at the brewery.
Clear deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty and hoppy with toffee, crisp biscuit, notes of red berries, citrus, pine, resin and peach. Taste is light to medium sweet with toffee, fruits and berries, a whiff of roasted malts, piney, light dry bitter finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation.
mstrcrwly (896) - New York, USA - APR 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap poured into a teku glass..amber with a fluffy
white head..aroma of caramel,pine,resin,grapefruit..
Tastes like it smells..medium body..good stuff.
LouisP (47) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
L’univers des bières rousses et ambrées au Québec est loin d’être exceptionnel. Ça fait du bien d’essayer une ambrée fort populaire provenant des voisins du Sud. Au nez, cette rousse au gros collet de mousse sent un mélange très caramélisé et floral, c’est fort prometteur. Les arômes sont assez fidèles au goût, oèu c’est très caramel au départ, laissant place èa une finale sucrée et amère. On sent un peu l’alcool pour une 7,2%, juste assez pour trouver un certain équilibre entre le caramel, le houblon floral et l’aspect liquoreux de l’alcool. Il en résulte une bière avec beaucoup de caractère.
Drjohnrock (677) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 16.9 ounce bottle from Delhi Liquor, tasted on April 15, 2016. Dark brown/amber hue, nice bittersweet aroma with interesting mustiness, good complex bittersweet flavor with finish that’s a bit off, but that could be because my bottle was a little old. Still, a really good beer.
bobsmart567 (15) - - APR 14, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy, but not too bitter. Great taste! Pretty color. One one of my favorites!
jkwalking05 (4526) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz bottle. Deep Amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of fresh figs, pine, grapefruit, booze. Taste is of pine, grapefruit, burnt caramel, resin, and grass.
stephen57 (10) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Outstanding Ale! Very Hop Forward but the malts do balance it out - caramel and some chocolate do come through to the taste! Bottling date on the beer 3/15/16 Thank You! Lately I noticed that some bottles do not have Bottling dates and with hoppy beers that cannot happen! Maine Beer company beers are very special beers and I am ecstatic that I can get them at my local supermarket! Kroger@Swift Creek Midlothian Virginia Find this beer and ENJOY!
matty (324) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz. bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a reddish hue. 1/2" light tan head that settles to a film leaving some lacing. Pleasant aroma of fruit, citrus and malt. Medium body, great balance of malt and hops. Just a touch of roastedness and fruit at the finish. Very good!