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Mayflower Pale Ale - Mayflower Brewing Company

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Mayflower Pale AleMayflower Pale Ale

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171 Ratings

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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 10
Gots: 16 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

jpstevens10, Jan 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

PaulD, Dec 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

sweisel80, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of cbutova
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Going through the Mayflower selection lately, not sure why I have passed these up until now.

A- Slightly hazy orange body with a bit of a copper huge to it. A bubbly white head forms with a foamy overall texture and decent retention. Some lace forms at the top and a thin ring leaves sparse lacing.

S- A balance of the beer elements in the nose. A clean overall yeast lends just a few hints of light fruits like apple and white grape as well as some bread notes. The malt bill gives off caramel sweetness and cereal grain aromas. Just enough hops to balance.

T- Fruit flavors seem to make up a slight majority of the taste with notes of white grape, apple, raisin and a tiny bit of citrus. Toasted caramel malts and lighter grains add a balancing sweetness. The hop bill does have more of an effect here with a spicy, herbal and floral profile.

MF- More substantial body than many pale ales with a creamy overall texture. The carbonation level is moderate and there is a nice hint of bitterness in the finish.

Malt and yeast contributions seem to be more important to this beer than many American Pale Ales. The caramel flavor and hop use reminds me of many English examples.

cbutova, Oct 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

ms11781, Jul 05, 2012
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2.15/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks to danedelman for this extra in a mid-June trade for some Weyerbacher that I was seriously jonesing for. 12 ouncer bottled on 2/23/12 & split with my wife as a chaser, since this is a weekend night, no?

Pour is appropriately pasty, light gold with red streaks. Nose is spot-on macro: is this made with rice? Really, it smells like Bud. It isn't bad, just distinctly like beer from my clubbing days. Looong ago.

Mayflower Pale Ale tastes like a macro, too. Seriously! Grainy, gritty, almost no malt or hops present. Touch of dried hay & maybe bread, but I'm reaching like Newt for justified moral outrage. Leaves a blase' aftertaste that's mindful of a bad techno beat, & six ounces is simply too much to choke down.

This is a bad beer. I've had Mayflower beers I've enjoyed quite a bit, but this isn't one of them. I'll get through it, barely.

maximum12, Jul 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Stockfan42, May 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

PatGreer, May 17, 2012
Mayflower Pale Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.