Welcome to Tap Talk, the beer review blog from White Horse Wine & Spirits in Absecon, NJ. Here you will find reviews on various beers that we sell in the store. We hope our reviews will help to educate you, and more importantly, aid you in selecting a great tasting beer. The world of craft beer is immense; there are over 100 different styles of beer in the world. Knowing what flavors to expect before purchasing can help you quickly discover your favorite style.
We will first rate the beers on our personal taste, 1-10, 10 being the highest. Then we will give another rating out of 10, based on the style. This will help you to see through any bias towards certain styles (....we love HOPS!!!).
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Maine Beer Company | Zoe
Zoe has a nice deep dark amber - almost chestnut color with about an inch of fluffy off-white head. Lots of sticky lacing coats the glass. The aroma is loaded with piney, fruity, and floral hops with a nice strong amount of sweet caramel malt. The taste is intensely bitter at first with lots of pine hop flavor. Fruitier hop flavors mix with copious amount of sweet malt to really deliver a… dare I say, perfect beer.
Zoe is honestly like drinking the freshest and best tasting Stone Arrogant Bastard I've ever had; big malt, big hop. What makes it even better is that it's made by a super small brewery in the northeast that places more value on quality, freshness, and environmental stewardship, rather than money.
Get this beer while you can, absolutely worth it!