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Mayflower Golden Ale - Mayflower Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

167 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 04-07-2008)
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Reviews by EPseja:
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EPseja

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Served from a 12oz bottle in a SABL glass at between fridge and cellar temperature.

A - Straw yellow with a (dare I say) golden vibrance. Modest white head that subsides rapidly. Head retention is fair and lacing is very sparse.

S - Clean light maltiness with a cereal-like warmth. Light, crisp hops are a nuance.

T - Imagine what an American Macro lager tastes like. Now, take away the boiled vegetable and mashed rice sweetness and add some well-rounded, non-adjunct maltiness and some light aromatic hoppiness. And take the day-old-beer-spilled-on-the-frat-house-bar aftertaste and replace it with a clean and crisp dry finish. That's nice!

M - A little bit watery on the way in, but expands with a nice tingle to fill the mouth with a sudsy flood. Swallow is satisfying and round without being gassy.

D - This beer is what every American Macro lager should aspire to be. It's got all of the "clean" and "taste" and none of the bad marketing and adjuncts.

11-27-2008 03:26:11 | More by EPseja
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-21-2013 21:41:41 | More by woodchipper
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #36 (Jan 2010):

Bright, shiny golden color, actively bubbly with a head to show for it. A mild spicy, fruity, minty edge of hop aroma meets a light biscuity grain for a pleasing nose. It might have a lighter body, which is fine for the style, but the malt goes above and beyond, at least up front. Dry with a big biscuity tone. Hops jump in the balance with a spicy herbal flavor and slightly sharp bitterness. A hint of shortbread and herbal hop in the dry finish.

Style-wise, Mayflower amped it up enough to bring it from potentially mundane to a killer session ale.

01-11-2011 01:45:26 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-16-2014 15:40:22 | More by Doomcifer
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%

Appearance: yellow gold, clear, medium carbonation, small head

Smell: a bit of wheat and malt. Not overly descript

Taste: a wheaty malty taste with a bit of honey texture--very complex for the style

Mouthfeel: smooth and sweet

Drinkability: Yeah--my 100th review here. For the style, this one is excellent as it is more complex than most American Blonde Ales...Sort of what you wish macro beer could be, but light years ahead of it. More of a summer beer but certainly sessionable..Overall exceptional for the style.

03-09-2009 04:17:25 | More by tigg924
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-02-2012 08:47:14 | More by standardcherry
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

01-20-2013 23:14:44 | More by Janeinma
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rdilauro

Connecticut

2.81/5  rDev -22.6%

First time trying one of the Mayflower Beers. It came in a 12 variety pack. The pour was not very interesting. Very light color with a light head that didnt last too long.
There was really no distinguishable aroma in the nose. The taste was very light as was the aftertaste.
It was however very clean and crisp. From that point of view, I think it is a good summer beer and still above the large beer companies light ales

02-22-2013 15:53:08 | More by rdilauro
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KenC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-23-2011 17:43:08 | More by KenC
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Good drinkability though a malt story. Deep golden body with foaming offwhite head. The aromas are a little distracting. Good malts,remind me of European, with a mild hop finish, nicely carbonated. Refreshing on the first warm day of spring.
Thanks Dr.Jay.

04-10-2011 02:22:51 | More by Sammy
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jpstevens10

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

01-04-2013 00:46:20 | More by jpstevens10
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Hatshep18

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-10-2011 18:43:14 | More by Hatshep18
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Hopdaemon39

New York

3.93/5  rDev +8.3%

Not a fan of the style in general but here it goes:

Poured form a 12 oz bottle into a nonic tumbler- pours a clear golden strawy color with 2.5 fingers of creamy white head. Has great retention, minimal splashes of lacing. Visibly effervescent.

Nose is pretty round and wheat-y. A little yeast as well. Appealing but nothing special.

Taste is more complex than the smell- of course there's some round wheat notes mid-palate and in the finish, but up front there's a little pale barley, and a touch of hop bitterness. Pretty clean.

Mouthfeel is nice- very light body, moderate to full carbonation. This is a very well-crafted, very light, low ABV summer beer. That's all that I would recommend it for but it is summer now so enjoy.

07-12-2012 03:10:22 | More by Hopdaemon39
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-07-2013 00:56:18 | More by ChrisL24481
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tkelley

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +14.3%

Bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint. Beautiful, clear gold body with a puffy white head. Very very clear with a lot of fast moving bubbles.

Very balanced nose with a good bready, grainy overtone. Some light fruit scent as well.

Taste is well balanced as well. Really crisp. Hops and Malts are not dull at all, they really compliment each other well. Fruit and floral on the back end with a good tasty finish.

It would be evident if there were something amiss here, and there isn't. This is a really good beer for a day at the bar, a tailgate, or at home. Really refreshing and tasty.

02-05-2012 23:24:12 | More by tkelley
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ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-03-2014 02:45:57 | More by ThisMoonlife
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edchicma

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

Pours a nice (duh) gold with a decent haed that is inviting. Smell suggest a sweet maltiness. Taste is mainly malty, light, with a hint of bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is light, refreshing. Vey easy on the drinkability scale due to its lightness and low abv.

08-10-2008 00:07:54 | More by edchicma
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alleykatking

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%

Poured from a 12oz bottle. Got this in a package from ppoitras...thanks for everything Pete!

A- Pours a clear golden straw color. One finger white head that dies down pretty quickly. Spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- There is some light grainy smell to this beer. Almost a light wheaty smell to this as well. Malts come in along with some light hops. The smell is muted a lot I think in the beer. Nothing bad but wish there was a little more in the aroma.

T- There is a light grainy taste to this. Some bigger bready malts in this. Light bitter hop in the tail end of this. Nothing over the top but very well made in the flavors.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation good for the style. Clean tasting while this has some light crispness to the flavor. Some light bready flavors left on the palate. Some light bitterness left in the aftertaste.

D- This was a crazy drinkable beer. I had no problem drinking this all in a short time as well. This beer is really easy to drink and with a lower ABV this means I could drink this all night.

02-25-2010 04:18:58 | More by alleykatking
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped: IKG-G5731712. Sampled on November 18, 2012.

It pours straw yellow with about two inches of foamy, white head that eventually dissolves but never goes away.

The aroma is of pale malts and grain with a basic clean, crisp hop chaser.

The body is light and smooth.

The taste really reminds me of a German Pilsener with a slight hop bite with low bitterness lingering at the end. Easy to drink but nothing out of the ordinary. Still, a good one to have on a hot day.

11-18-2012 17:34:22 | More by puboflyons
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +6.1%

A 12 oz bottle from Julio's.

A: Golden bright, the ale is rather clear, a pale straw. A small white head, no more than half a finger, quickly dissapated.

S: Biscuity and light, the blonde ale has a mild fruitiness running through it.

T: Mmmm. An assertive hoppiness, herbal, springs up immediately. The mild bitterness nicely segues into the biscuity malt. The biscuit is bready and lightly toasted. More herbal hops near the finish along with a powdery chemical flavor. Mild fruitiness accompanies all of this. Quite quaffable.

M: The mouthfeel is clean, fruity with just enough toast and hops. The powdery flavors are out of place.

D: A good blonde ale. It's always nice when a ho-hum style impresses. On the plus side, the ale has moderate alcohol as well.

01-28-2011 23:26:07 | More by akorsak
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katrinakennett


3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-19-2013 13:02:58 | More by katrinakennett
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seanh99

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-02-2012 16:39:08 | More by seanh99
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fitzy84

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Had on tap at the Moan and Dove. The drink settled with a murky, pale gold appearance with some good lacing. The aromas were predominately hoppy with some bready florals as well. The taste was generally bittersweet with that doughy floral flavoring prevalent again. Decent carbonation made the drink enjoyable throughout the evening. Overall, a good blonde.

06-21-2008 01:21:46 | More by fitzy84
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev +2.2%

12oz. Longneck
A) Pours with a finger thick head. Clear, straw colored body. Semi-sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Grainy. Subtle sweet floral aroma.
T) Sugary, grainy. Very light hint of hops in the finish -a slight peppery note.
M) Crisp. Light bodied. Dry finish.
O) A decent brew. A good alternative to other light beer options. I'd have another, although preferably in the heat of the summer.

01-18-2013 01:55:14 | More by u2carew
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swimhawk


4.36/5  rDev +20.1%

08-20-2014 06:12:07 | More by swimhawk
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Mayflower Golden Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.