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Mayflower Golden Ale - Mayflower Brewing Company

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Mayflower Golden AleMayflower Golden Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

162 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | 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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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-08-2013 22:45:34 | More by rowingbrewer
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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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PaulD

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-05-2012 23:13:55 | More by PaulD
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BeerNacho

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

11-21-2012 04:39:07 | More by BeerNacho
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-20-2012 20:00:08 | More by sweisel80
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Poured into a slim-pint glass with a slightly hazy golden-yellow body. Large, foamy white head forms with big bubbles and great retention. A surprisingly low amount of lace from the massive cap.

S- Laid back but not straining to pick up this aroma. It lends notes of light cracker malts, fruits like apple/white grape and a definite yeast bread presence.

T- On the lighter side and pretty straightforward. Has a clean but noticeable American Ale Yeast presence with notes of fruits, spice and bread. A distinct grain flavor comes from the cracked malts as well as some light sweets. Hops balance it out with floral and grassy herbal influence.

MF- Foamy body with a light consistency and a slightly creamy overall feel. Slight bitterness in the finish but not much at all. The carbonation is high and the foaminess almost takes away from the beer just a bit.

Easy-drinking American Blonde Ale that is fairly straightforward overall.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 03:26:03 | More by cbutova
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

09-23-2012 15:23:10 | More by kevgod
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -44.9%

08-22-2012 00:58:03 | More by Rekrule
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jakehembree

Georgia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-20-2012 03:56:04 | More by jakehembree
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Hopdaemon39

New York

3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 03:10:22 | More by Hopdaemon39
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-05-2012 23:36:30 | More by ms11781
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bmurph20

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-26-2012 00:55:08 | More by bmurph20
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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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BeeGinner

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-19-2012 16:33:00 | More by BeeGinner
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-17-2012 04:15:06 | More by PatGreer
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DirtyPenny

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-19-2012 23:57:43 | More by DirtyPenny
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EZE123

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-05-2012 11:27:17 | More by EZE123
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DaveD56


3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-30-2012 00:47:04 | More by DaveD56
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-25-2012 03:18:46 | More by redfox405
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a brilliantly golden color. Millions and millions of relentless bubbles rise in swarms to the massive bleach white head. Head retains masterfully. The consistency of the head is sudsy.

S-Aroma of sweet breadiness, grain and floral hops. Nose is also lightly yeasty. Plenty of strength in the nose; I find that many Blonde or Golden Ales are very lackluster in the aroma category. This brew has enough scent to make me happy to take a sip.

T-Peppery at first. The sweet dough is pleasant and soft. Clean floral and grassy hops on the finish. A very sessionable flavor, but I would like a little more intensity here. Still, for such a light brew, this has plenty to enjoy. All the flavors mesh well together and I truly enjoy each sip more than the last.

M-More body than one may expect, but it is still light enough to make a six-pack disappear in one session. As bubbly as it looks but the bubbles aren’t abrasive, just very plentiful. A bit buttery on the palate.

O/D-I generally enjoy Mayflower’s brews (their Spring Hop is one of my favorite local beers of all time). This is a pleasant little brew that has enough kick to keep me interested. Perfect for warm days like today. A nice little brew, won’t light your pants on fire, but tasty is the bottom-line here.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 20:19:27 | More by VelvetExtract
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Very light golden color. Fast fading head, and lots of bubbles rising through the beer. Crisp, clean aroma. Lightly floral and spicy. Basically, smells like "beer". Tastes like beer too. Drinkable, unremarkable, unmemorable. Maybe would have been a better choice on a hot, sunny afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 03:05:03 | More by kscaldef
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Wizzman

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-16-2012 00:47:42 | More by Wizzman
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer when poured has a golden color body with a nice fizzy white head. The smell has a nice grain smell to it. The taste is very well balanced with hops and malt. Has a little bit of a minty taste on the back of the tongue. It has a nice and smooth mouth feel and is a easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 03:37:27 | More by chefhatt
Mayflower Golden Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.