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Mayflower Pale Ale - Mayflower Brewing Company

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Mayflower Pale AleMayflower Pale Ale

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168 Ratings

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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of ckeegan04


3.73/5  rDev +2.8%

A - Light golden brown in color with a one finger bubbly white head. Excellent retention and good lacing.

S - Light toasted malt and caramel aroma. A very faint hint of earthy hops. Smells like a good English Pale Ale.

T - Very strong malt presence up front. Light caramel sweetness and very earthy. A light herbal/earthy bitterness comes though later before finishing very dry.

M/D - Light to medium bodied and very dry. I'm not a huge fan of English Pale Ales, too much malt for me, but this one is rather tasty. And very drinkable.

10-02-2008 02:47:38 | More by ckeegan04
Photo of TeddyBG


4.03/5  rDev +11%

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A: copper colored with a 1/2" head that sticks around. OK lacing.

S: Slight malt with a hint of grass.

T: Good upfront malt with a very good hop bite at the end. Very good representation of the english pale ale.

M: well carbonated. Neither thick nor thin mouthfeel.

D: Very easy to put these away. A good sessionable beer. Would like to try this on-tap.

09-15-2008 21:03:26 | More by TeddyBG
Photo of HopDerek


3.73/5  rDev +2.8%

Pours a clear gold with 2+ fingers of foamy off-white head. Nice retention and some spotty lacing. Smells of grass, lemon, and toasted grain. Tastes of lemon rind up front followed by lightly toasted grain and some bread dough in the backbone. Finishes with a strong bittering earth and dried grass kick. Medium in body with good carbonation. Some good malt presence, but lots of lingering raw bitterness in the finish makes it a little unbalanced. Still, I wouldn't mind trying more beers from Mayflower, at least it wasn't watery and weak. Thanks to ralflord for the hookup.

09-08-2008 22:10:23 | More by HopDerek
Photo of WillieMoe


3.55/5  rDev -2.2%

A- Pours a nice, medium,orange amber, nice head with a bit of foam.

S- There's a a pleasant pale malt scent, some mild floral accents, with hints of fruit.

T&M- There's a bitter, dry, earthy taste about it. Has a good balance to it, hint of hop bitterness really gets ya in the back end, that lingers in the aftertaste.

D- Is a nice crisply smooth pale ale. I would say, it is highly drinkable. Definitely a decent brew.

08-28-2008 17:24:35 | More by WillieMoe
Photo of trill


4.1/5  rDev +12.9%

Picked this one up as an extra in a trade, thanks to BanditBrewingCo.

Comes out a pale, slightly hazy honey color, with a 1/2" off-white head. Smell is mostly quiet Pilsner-y malt, with a light, lemony hop note. Some light honey and graham cracker smells come out as the beer warms. The taste is exquisitely balanced, with the grainy, cracker-y malt flavors playing against the restrained, herbal hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is also spot-on for the style, with perfectly middle-of-the-road carbonation and body. What this one lacks in complexity it more than makes up in drinkability.

08-25-2008 21:09:16 | More by trill
Photo of albern


3.63/5  rDev 0%

This is a better than average English pale ale, and it has all the characteristics of the style. It pours a clear golden, slightly orange color with a white thin head that hangs on for a bit. The aroma is tilted towards the sweet malts, a bit earthy and a bit floral.

The taste is not all that in line with the aroma. This is a slightly dry, slightly tea like bittering hop ale, slightly creamy, some earthiness and graininess as well. The huskiness of the malts come through a bit more as the beer settles. The beer is a bit chewy in the finish. The mid section is quite dry, a bit too biting, but for the most part quite well balanced. The creamy graininess is fairly subtle. There is a slight metallic bitterness in the background that detracts from the experience. The mouthfeel is a bit drying, with some residual graininess that hangs on for awhile into the aftertaste. Not a bad beer from a fairly new brewery. I'm anxious to try their other offerings.

08-09-2008 17:16:37 | More by albern
Photo of kmo1030


3.9/5  rDev +7.4%

this beer pours a orangey amber with a moderate light tan head.
the aroma is a biscuity toffee with a herbal floral faintly citrusy undertone. smells english.
the taste similar to the aroma, caramel/toffee/biscuity toasted malt. the hops kick in at the back end with some bitterness and some herbal hop flavor with just aa bit of a citrusy tang. a little earthy tinge to it.
it's medium bodied with carbonation that's on the soft side. a bit creamy.
drinkability is good, it's an easy drinker with enough to keep you interested. well balanced. i gotta admit though, i'm partial to a balanced english ale like this.
this went very weel with some pepperoni pizza, i wouldn't have thought to pair an english pale ale with it, but it brought out some of the sweeter malty flavors.

08-06-2008 00:15:57 | More by kmo1030
Photo of edchicma


3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

Pours a medium gold with a nice head and very good lacing. Smell is a nice balance of malt and hops. Taste mirrors smell, good malt presence with an offsetting hop presence on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a definite crispness. All of teh mentioned qualities lend themselves to a very drinkable brew. Excellent for the summer months.

08-03-2008 00:29:02 | More by edchicma
Photo of Bitterbill


3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

I got this bottle in a trade with Yamar 18. Thanks Kevin!

A slightly hazy amber pour with a 1 finger head of foam and some nice lacing.

The smell has notes of some citrus and some caramel malt.

The taste has a good citrus flavour tempered by some sweet malt and overall, a pretty nicely balanced flavour. This medium bodied EPA finishes on the bitter side with some grassy notes and it leaves a pleasing aftertaste.

I think this is pretty tasty example of the style though I wouldn't be inclined to drink more than 1 or 2 bottles at a session.

08-02-2008 14:21:40 | More by Bitterbill
Photo of Kallessin


4.03/5  rDev +11%

Pours a light golden honey color with fair amount of head. Pretty much what I expected.

Has sweet malty grainy aroma with some earthy hops in the background. Very appealing.

Taste of sweet malt with some slight bitterness and earthy hop flavors. A few citrus notes in the background if you swish it around. Very well balanced flavor.

Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, which was actually very surprising. I was expecting something much lighter in body. Finishes slightly dry.

This beer was surprisingly good. Very easy to drink. Good job Mayflower.

08-01-2008 21:20:51 | More by Kallessin
Photo of erosier


3.88/5  rDev +6.9%

L: Pours a nice amebr color with a medium sized medium bodied tan colored head that settles pretty fast and leaves some lacing down the glass.
S: The smell is of sweet roasted malts underneath earthy hoppy aromas.
T: The taste is of sweet roasted malts underneath an earthy hoppy taste. The flavors are mixed very well.
M: Very smooth and refreshing with the right amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable. None of th flavors are overpowering.

07-04-2008 15:04:43 | More by erosier
Photo of smcolw


3.58/5  rDev -1.4%

Pale amber with a slight chill haze. One-finger head but it lasts and leaves nice lace on the glass side.

Dry and somewhat astringent nose. Low hop and earthy.

This is a very dry beer. Mild hop finish and swallow, otherwise it is a malty pale ale. The flavor is much like the smell--earthy with a touch of dry blackberry. Good body with a high carbonation.

If you like the driest of malts and a touch of hop, this may be a good beer for you.

06-28-2008 00:06:17 | More by smcolw
Photo of seanh99


3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured into a Giant Frosted Mug - That's just how it came:
Fresh off the Whale watch in Plymouth Harbor went to lunch at the Weathervane.

The frosted mug threw off the initial impression but as the glass and the beer warmed a little it opened up and I liked it much better. This review is based on the last half of that beer

A: Dark golden to Amber with an off white head.

S: Noted some maltieness and a bit of hop. Seems to be nicely balanced

T: Delicious, as I said this beer really open up duing my tasting. I thought it was a good example of a Pale Ale, seemed to be really fresh and this was confirmed that it was a new keg delivered from the Brewery 2 days prior

M: Nice and light-bodied, I liked the amount of carbonation.

D: After trying to get to try this one, I got to try it at the Fest. So when it was an option the next day in Plymouth I jumped on it. This is a beer I will have in my home fridge soon for nights on the patio, or in the backyard. I didn't get any alcohol flavor and was surprised to see it was 5% ABV, I thought it was about 4%.

Serving type: 22oz Frosted Mug...

06-25-2008 15:00:19 | More by seanh99
Photo of Rainintheface


3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

A: clear, dark copper with golden highlights. One finger white head, disipates quickly. moderate carbonation

S: light malt aroma accompanied by grains, faint hops and even more faint fruit

T: grains again and a bit of a toasted flavor

M: moderate in body and carbonation. nice hop bite and a dry finish

D: very drinkable and refreshing. A fine session brew

06-22-2008 16:55:49 | More by Rainintheface
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.18/5  rDev +15.2%

I got this beer in a trade with corey0212, Thanks Corey!

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear, golden color with a white head that settled to a ring, leaving thin lines of lacing.

S - sweet and earthy.

T - sweet flavor of malt with a light bite of bitterness on the finish.

F - light, crisp and refreshing.

D - hell yeah!

06-13-2008 21:35:33 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
Photo of number1bum


3.55/5  rDev -2.2%

Pours a light amber color with lots of bubbles quickly rising to the top. Two inches of off-white head is pretty fizzy but keeps a pretty good lace and leaves some stick.

Smells like grain, dirt, earth, must. Lots of things that don't quite belong I don't think. I keep trying to get some characteristics that I like but they are just not there.

Taste has a grainy, bready base with some toasted malt that becomes more apparent in the finish. Some woody, earthy hops as well. Flavor isn't all that exciting but it doesn't have a bunch of off-characteristics like the nose did. It's pretty much right on target for the style. Moderate bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, crisply carbonated.

This is a pretty solid brew, aroma aside. An easy drinker that does the style well.

06-11-2008 01:36:14 | More by number1bum
Photo of fitzy84


3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Had this at the great sample night at Moan and Dove the other night. This drink had a red amber appearance with a relatively small, thin head. In the smell category I sensed some thin hops supplemented with some spice and slightly woody overtones. Taste-wise, there was a bittersweet balance to the drink with a moderate hoppiness to it. Solid medium body allows the subtle spiciness of this pale ale come out. Very nice.

05-09-2008 03:45:59 | More by fitzy84
Photo of DrDogbeer


3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

Had on tap at Union Brewhouse. Poured a nice amber color with a consistent 1" cream colored head. Smelled lightly of hops, light citrus. First taste is very smooth. No bite or bitterness. Not alot of complexity in this flavor, very straightforward. However, very drinkable. A good session beer.

02-04-2008 21:52:01 | More by DrDogbeer
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