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Mayflower Pale Ale - Mayflower Brewing Company

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82
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163 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 7
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrDogbeer on 02-04-2008)
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Bounty628

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed perhaps in memory of our Pilgrim ancestors, Mayflower Pale Ale is brewed in the English Pale Ale style and comes in at a nicely well-rounded 5.0% ABV. The Mayflower Pale Ale is a year round offering from the folks at Mayflower Brewing Company and thankfully for us in close proximity to the brewery is one that we can keep in our fridges throughout the year.

Mayflower Pale Ale pours with a very nice orange to copper hue in the glass and leaves a moderate bright white head when poured. There is a nice amount of lacing left along the glass during the drinking of this pale ale and the carbonation is rather muted but visible within the glass.

The nose of this beer really guides you into the beer the way a good nose should. There is an immediate noticing of the hops involved in this offering and a rich citrus smell comes through in the nose. With the nose there is every indication that this beer is going to be well worth every last sip.

The pale ale style is perfectly adhered to with this offering as there is the right amount of hop complexity at work within this brew but it is not as in your face as some IPAs might prove to be. The hops are nicely balanced within the offering and the overall taste is remarkable. The same hints of citrus present in the nose come through in the taste as well and there is a mild lemon flavor that holds true within the entire tasting of this pale ale.

There is a somewhat muted malt presence within this beer and perhaps some critics might think that this detracts from the overall quality slightly. But to me, this variation by Mayflower works for them and kudos to them for brewing a beer that works not just for the brewery but for those enjoying the beer, as well.

The mouthfeel with the Mayflower Pale Ale is exactly what one might hope for. There is a smooth and crisp mouthfeel with this offering and the hops dance their way across the palate. This beer could prove to be your ideal companion as a session beer and would be a nice addition to any upcoming dinner or party.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2009 02:15:45 | More by Bounty628
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Mayflower Pale Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.