Monday, July 21, 2014

Maine Beer A Tiny Beautiful Something

The Stats
Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 5.50%
Current Beer Advocate Rating: 3.95/5

Brewed with El Dorado hops, ATBS in another offering from Maine Beer Co that while familiar, is still a welcome addition to the lineup.

The bottle conditioning on Maine Beers produces a lot of head, so it's wise to be a tad more careful in your pouring than you would with most beers. I noticed some significant carbonation coming off the bottom of the glass and the beer itself was a nice shade of orange. It leaves some very nice lacing.

A pleasant bouquet of floral, grassy, and herbal aromas comes first. Also getting an orange peel and citrus zest.

The taste is akin to acidic grapefruit and again, flowers. I will say that this is noticeably silky on the mouthfeel and finishes dry.

Not a bad offering. A Tiny Beautiful Something stands out from other Maine Beer offerings for it's silky smooth mouthfeel alone. At 5.50%, even the casual beer drinkers could have the bottle to themselves and ask for more. While it doesn't come to Massachusetts year-round, definitely grab a bottle when you see it.


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