129. Maine Beer Company Peeper
Well it is almost the end of the year and just like everyone else I will be posting my top beers of 2011 list. Fortunately I have picked up some excellent beer over the past few weeks which will make the processing of choosing the 10 best that much easier. Got this one from Florian’s Market in Auburn and enjoyed it last night. Color is a a great copper with minimal head. Fruit and breads in the aroma with a taste that is well balanced and complex for a pale ale. Lots going on but no one characteristic stands out, they just blend together for a very satisfying experience. Unlike many small brewers that us 22 oz bottles Maine Beer Company uses a 16.9 oz bottle and I was missing the 5.1 oz as I really enjoyed this beer.
Alcohol Content: 5.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Maine Beer Company
Brewers Description: My brother and I started homebrewing in a small garage in Portland. We wanted to make some really good beer so that we could drink it of course. One winter, after many days of brewing, our fingers numb (the garage was not heated), we decided we should begin to share. So, we moved into a bigger garage (our new brewery with heat) and here it is Cheers. Dry, American style, well balanced ale with generous amount of hops