Saturday, February 2, 2019

Maine Beer Company MO Pale Ale

Beer Name: MO
Brewery: Maine Beer Company (Freeport, ME)
ABV: 6.0%
How sold: 500 ml bottles; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $8.99 for 500 ml bottle

Date Bottled: September 4, 2018
Date Purchased: September 19, 2018
Date Received: September 26, 2018
Date Drank: October 3, 2018
When brewed? Year-round beer. Maine Beer Company recommends to drink this within 90 days of bottling.

What's on the Bottle/Website: "Just after opening our brewery, working long nights, weekends, and still maintaining our day jobs, my brother Daniel (the brewer) had twins. Cheers to his courage and dedication to making better beer." Read more here!

Hops: Falconer's Flight, Simcoe.

Where distributed: Maine Beer Company usually distributes their beers only in Maine (or in the New England area). Click here for where and when to buy Alchemist beers!

Appearance (5%): Pours slightly hazy golden-orange into a pint glass. White head; excellent lacing on the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Amazing soft tropical citrus passion fruit and tangerine. 4.75/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose, soft citrus from start to finish. Passion fruit and tangerine. Extra wave of sweet citrus on the aftertaste. Extremely refreshing. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied; good carbonation. Very juicy and refreshing. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): A world-class Pale Ale. For me, MO is a lighter version of Lunch, and I'm loving it.  I hope I'm able to try more beers from this brewery in the future, because I'm getting hooked on their IPAs and Pale Ales. Starting to get a bit on the pricier side for a 500 ml bottle, but still worth the buy, if at least to try for science. 4.75/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.713/5

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