WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice, but hard to figure out what to do with an amber that is closer to a black IPA. Hazy and very dark, tan head, good lacing. Notes of caramel and citrus in the nose. Taste of hops, malt, hops, citrus, copper maybe or some off metallic note, leading to a slam of additional bitterness in the finish. Will try several additional times ... why not ... i have a whole case. I may conclude that it is a great dark IPA instead of an IPA pretending to be an amber.
Errl (1315) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle..Pour is dark gold..Nose is nice pine, some sweetness, dry, pine hops...Taste is spice, earthy under hops and nice pine on the top end, some malt and grains..alcohol is hidden..nice brew
alliance100 (375) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - pours a medium/dark amber . Big citrus nose . Grapefruit and some malty sweetness . Very interesting , very good .
Nehpets (23) - - APR 19, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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
patricks110 (1582) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber ale....pfffff it will be boring for sure. Think again. Zoe is one hell of a cool brew. The pour is a light brown with a thick beige head with tons of sticky yellowish lacing. The nose is well hopped and supremely fruity with tons of light grapefruit, light raisin and a bit of brown sugar sweetness. The finish is a bit hopped up with light toasted caramel and toffee malts. A good fruity mid palate with a light hop. Overall balance is terrific with one of the best profiles for an amber brew.
cfrancis (2163) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark red with a big frothy beige head. Aroma is caramel, slight smoke, earthy and pine hops. Taste is rich caramel, slight smoke, great balance with pine and earthy hops. right up my alley.
MadRobin (1702) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 500 ml bottle.
Lightly hazy, dark amber to rusty brown with 4-finger khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of biscuit, bread, caramel, pine, citrus and wet leaves.
Taste of caramel, pine, citrus, bread, cocoa, floral hops and wet leaves.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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pintbypint (2391) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml brown bottle. 02 13 14 datecoded. Pours dark red, deep orange highlights, pretty clear from a careful pour. Creamy tan head, messy lacing. Nose has some pine and citrus, a bit mild. Taste has some toffee malt/caramel/crystal malt, light nut, toasty malts, leafy hops, pine. Hoppiness builds, finishes with pine and citrus hops and some nut and caramel notes. A really nice hoppy amber with some rich malts to balance. An interesting amber ale, more complex than expected, thoroughly enjoyed this.
presario (4536) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark for style. Some particulate. Nice light foam. Hoppy aroma with traces of malt and bath salt. Very hoppy. Meaty body. A bit of a cutting soda edge cuts through the malt and hop.
Handypaul (162) - - MAR 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy brown with a big creamy to frothy beige head that leaves great lace. Big nose of pine and citrus. Medium bitterness and light sweet and sour tastes, medium body, average carbonation, flavors of caramel, malt and grapefruit and a bitter finish. Excellent.
reebtogi (3838) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a finger of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is grapefruit and pine with floral notes and a hint of caramel. Taste is a bold grapefruit and pine hop bitterness with a fruity and malty sweetness. Well balanced and definitely worth sampling.