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Maine Beer Spring Peeper Ale (365 Day 26)

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Maine Beer Company Spring Peeper Ale

Hopefully everyone has realized by now that I blog about my American craft beer tasting the day after I had it as I usually consume the beverage at night. This also allows for my thoughts to come clear, reasoning out any bias I might have had towards the beer in the heat of the moment.

Spring Peeper Ale by Maine Beer Company is not a beer that I can get locally but have been fortunate enough to receive over and over again from a frequent trading partner in Maine.

Spring Peeper is an American Pale Ale that is nicely dry hopped, making the beer so inviting. The rest of the beer is just a solid pale ale. Some sweetness with a mild hop balance. If this beer was local, it would be my go to beer. I find it really well balanced, easy to drink, and refreshing.

Now I have to figure out a way to get this beer on tap. Zoe, another Maine Beer Company beer, is also bottled now a really solid porter. Try and get them both. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9, Taste: 9, Look: 9, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 9.0

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Maine Beer Company: Spring Peeper Ale

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

What is the best American craft beer of all? No, not a free one. It is a beer that is quietly surprising and comes from out of no where to impress and surprise and inspire the senses to new heights. by Maine Beer Company did exactly that for me. I was a little leery as it is from a small brewer up in Maine and this is their first attempt at bottling for distribution off of their premisses. Also, sometime American Pale Ales from the east coast fail in comparison, in terms of hop profile, from their brethren out west.

Opening the bottle quickly shot down all my nike zoom hyperrev apprehensions as a wet burst of the bottle conditioned beer hit my nose. Nice floral, citrus, and fruity hops exploded from the bottle as did a nice bit of sticky, white foam. There is a nice fruity sweetness to the beer but the hops profile is the star. The mix is pleasant, subtle yet strong, and enticing to the senses. There is a touch of hop bitterness to the beer but it is not long lasting. A good drinking light beer that has enough aroma and taste to make up for the light body. 9/10

Now I just have to try and get some more of that delectable nectar. Enjoy!

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