Mayflower Pale Ale - Mayflower Brewing Company
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3.38/5 rDev -6.9%
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.
10-23-2012 02:43:03 | More by cbutova
2.15/5 rDev -40.8%
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.
07-04-2012 02:37:22 | More by maximum12
3.98/5 rDev +9.6%
Pours a golden orange with a one-finger, slightly off-white head. Pretty solid lacing and retention. Aroma of caramel, bread, and bits of pine and citrus in the background. Nice malt profile... caramel, toasted bread and even a bit of toffee. Earthy. Light and crisp pine and slightly fruity hops mixed in. Solid example of the English style pale ale, good malts with just enough hops.
04-12-2012 00:15:12 | More by uustal
Mayflower Pale Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.