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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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On a rainy fall day in 2009, my five-year-old daughter Zoe and I were wandering the streets of Bar Harbor and stumbled across the Whale Museum. Zoe loved it. Hopefully we do the same for you. Cheers! Our Happy, Hoppy, Amber-Ale


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Perfect. If I could drink a beer everyday then this would be it. Slightly hazy copper pour with a 1 inch frothy head. Caramel malt and grassy hops come right through. Taste is medium to heavy bitter with a long let off. Thanks a million mcox90!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
arktos (1) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2011 does not count
03/22/11 - 16.9oz to pint glass A: Wow. Power waft of hops upon first crack of bottle and the glass proved just as impressive. This smells fucking delicious. Smooth bold hops smell liike sweet, sugary, candied spruce, pineapple, orange and lemon - all of this riding high atop a beautiful caramel maltiness. Superb. Damn this nice. A: Pours a rich dark brown with reddish hue (dark sienna) with huge, dense, 3 finger seafoam colored head. I grew impatient as I waited for this thing to lay down. Sticky lace paints the sides of the glass as if it was sponged on. T: Happy things going on here: A healthy, borderline IPA, dose of piney evergreen-like hops complemented by a solid caramel and nutty backbone of malt goodness with a orange/grapefruit sweetness reappearing mid sip and riding thru the finish. P: Medium, super creamy, nice slighty sweet and bitter finish. End of one sip is an almost perfect seque into the next. O: Sleek bottle, clean simple label, and every aspect of the the beer itself is spot on tight. These guys only have 2 brews and both are simply fantastic. Highly recommended, this is superb drinking. Iíll buy one each time I see it. Iím thoroughly impressed - count me in, I am a fan.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nehpets (23) - - APR 19, 2014
The aroma of Zoe is fresh and citrus. There is a complex tropical flavor that rises from the hops and it finishes smooth and balanced. Every Maine beer has been a treat

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Berard (343) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Pours deep brown, almost black. Thick creme colored head dissipates slowly. This beer reminds me of a black ipa with a little less bite but a bit more complexity. Nutty flavors up front followed by grapefruit. If you like light lagers, stay away. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerfest5 (1163) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 8, 2011
for a brewery that makes 2 beers, this is an unextected surprise, even though it shouldnt be because the spring ale was so good, but this rivals nugget nectar for the best amber ive ever had. perfect color and palate, and very close for the other categories, absolutely delicious, would have it everyday if it was easier to get, hint hint MBC, BREW SOME MORE!!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmilo64 (42) - Maine, USA - APR 8, 2012
drank 1/19/12 from notes. Nice head, deep amber color, hoppy w/ slightly sweet backbone. Really good beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mithrilbalrog (24) - Ithaca, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Pours cloudy brown with a thick tan head. Strong aroma of caramel and spruce with hints of nut and resin. Taste is primarily bitter followed by noticeable sweetness. Texture is creamy with a full body and soft carbonation. Long bittersweet finish. Good for a rainy fall day.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SWO_Runner (4) - - DEC 1, 2012 does not count
Billowy tan head with great lacing. Grapefruit aroma and a hoppy scent forward with a malty finish. Deep caramel color. Exceptional balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kralmajales (25) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Wow! Hopped red amber ale...smokey. Warm hopped full bodied greatness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottled 07MAY13 Pours amber with a gingerbread hue and a solid quilt of toasted cream foam. Smells of hops from the pour, now I will dive in.... Very northwest: pine, resin, some grapefruit, some tea, Special B malt here on the nose (or the likes), and a bit of stones. Flavor is malt, tea, hops, some really aromatic character I just canít put my finger on, some toasted wheat bread. The flavor here is surprising and quite nice. Fairly full bodied for the style with low carb and a semi dry finish. I am really impressed with this beer. Iím happy with the divisive character of the nose vs flavor on this one. I am met initially with the impression that this will be a robust, in-your-face amber a la Troegs, but am met with a sophisticated, mature flavor profile hard to beat for the style in my opinion. A real treat of the style.


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