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Maine Beer Company MO (Madeline & Oliver) Pale Ale

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
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Maine MO (Madeline & Oliver) Pale Ale

I received a few American Craft Beers this past weekend from my buddy Matt. To my pleasure a bottle of MO (Madeline & Oliver) Pale Ale by Maine Beer Company. This is an American Pale Ale and a newer release.

Whenever I receive a box from Matt, I am hoping for at least one bottle of Maine American craft beer goodness. Maine Beer Company has quickly become one of my favorite breweries. I had to see if MO stood up to my high expectations.

Upon removing the cap, my nose quickly picked up on the heaping helpings of citrus, floral, and fruity hop scents emitting from the opening. The pour continued to tease my nose, making it almost impossible to hold back from a quick taste. There is a light but sweet malt presence that fends off the bitterness of the hops. The hop profile on the nose and palate make this beer a complete winner for me. Easy to drink and very inviting.

Maine did not disappoint. Thank you! I think there is a bit of Spring Peeper in this beer but the hop profile is more pleasing. Enjoy!

Aroma: 10 (25%), Taste: 10 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 8 (35%), Overall: 9.2

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Maine Beer Company Mean Old Tom (365 Day 208)

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Maine Mean Old Tom

American craft beer on a Sunday evening is a relaxation beer for the end of the week and the beginning of the next. It comes around close to bed time while the feet are up: total relief.

Mean Old Tom by Maine Brewing Company seemed to be the perfect fit for the evening. Tom comes by way of a regular transaction partner, Matt, who is from Maine. He got me hooked on Maine Brewing Company well over a year ago after tasting my first Spring Peeper Ale. I believe that Spring Peeper is an outstanding example of an American pale ale when had fresh.

So with past history it only seems fitting that I would find solace in a bottle of Main Brewing beer. Mean Old Tom had a bit of soft side for the aroma, still roasted, chocolate, and coffee could all be sensed as shared from the malt. The taste has mentioned aromas but a bit stronger with come bitterness lasting into the finish. It is a bit thinner than a normal stout but I believe that only made the beer easier to drink.

I hope that Maine Brewing continue to release more of their beers in bottle as each has been well above average. Enjoy!

Aroma: 7 (25%), Taste: 9 (25%), Look: 10 (15%), Drinkability: 9 (35%), Overall: 8.7

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