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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

183 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 10
Gots: 11 | 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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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium gold with a fair white head. No lacing.

Smells of light grain, some grassy notes. Mild.

Mild flavors of light grain, some sweet grass notes, some very mild bitterness in a clean finish. A little watery and very average.

Decent carbonation, and light-to-medium bodied.

A clean, non-descript blonde ale. Hot summer better than lawnmower beer. Decent but barely a step above some of the macros out there.

Photo of THECPJ
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes:
Thanks to mkabull for sending this my way:

Appearance: golden yellow with 1 fingerhead

Smell: wheat, citrus,

Taste: wheat, citrus,

Mouthfeel: mild carbonation, smooth, crisp, clean

Drinkability: It's another drinking beer. Nothing makes this beer stand out.

Cheers,

the CpJ

Photo of dan4th
3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After a sea of strongly flavored beers, this beer took me by surprise with its mildness. At first, I thought I was serving it too cold. The scent and taste are mild. Still, after a conscious decision to let it warm up, I looked down and realized that most of my beer was gone, and I was happy.

It seems tasty, but it's mild and exceedingly drinkable. Not particularly exciting, but solid. Not much for carbonation, and the flavor isn't strong, but a solid offering that disappears quickly. I think I like it, but I may need to "test" another one.

Photo of woodchipper
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Janeinma
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of jpstevens10
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Focusf111
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of DirtyPenny
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of DaveD56
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Kelp
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of tbonci
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of RIKIM
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Ernest78
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Wizzman
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of cortez
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of PEBKAC
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle from a mixed six from PH Provisions on my way out of town at the end of June. Not feeling the promotional angle, but for the most part, I enjoy their brews.

Pint glass pour. Half a glass of meringue head over a clear & deep chardonnay body.

Smell has a heavy touch of clove upfront. Muddled lemon/banana phenols. The bready malt just hinting at the back.

Taste is simple grain & salt. Cherry pits. Steely/herbal hops that linger just a bit. Cracker finish.

Biting carbonation, dry, pils-like feel.

Not really my thing, but a pretty clean brew. :)

Photo of Jwale73
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in a standard pint glass. Upon the initial pour, a frothy, bright white head consumed three-quarters of the glass before eventually settling into a one inch cap embedded with craters and honeycombed with holes. Brew was pale gold and translucent. Nose revealed mostly cereal grains - not much going on there. Taste follows nose with a biscuity finish. Mouthfeel is light and lively and finishes fairly dry. Drinkability is the best part of this beer; easy drinking and sessionable, but somewhat lacking in flavor.

Photo of KornWallace
3.31/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Date: 10/21/14
Location: Cambridge Whole Foods
Draught/Bottle: Bottle
Glassware: Red Wine Glass

Appearance: Extremely pale on the yellow to pale gold side. Allows a ton of light in and very easy to see through. Bone white carbonation that quickly dissipates. No cling.
Aroma: Very clean aroma, pale malts with a very Bready aroma. Crusts and water crackers. Some bitter scents from the hops as well as a very lemony aroma. Very clean yeast.
Taste: There is a very nice light flavor of bread and butter from the wheats and maybe the yeast. It finishes with a lemony dryness and pucker from the hop and hop bitterings. All the flavors are very clean and nothing is overpowering.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied and very lightly carbonated. A drying mouthfeel from the lemon hop acidity is really the only thing to mention as none of the flavors or even the weight of the beer doesn't last long.

Photo of TrevorGW
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The aroma really rubbed me the wrong way on this one. Light ales are not known for their aromas I suppose. Burnt corn and melted butter on the nose ... reminiscent of PBR or Molson.

But once I took a sip I realized it was no Molson. Nice crisp, bready burst of flavor. The clean finish is abrupt, but pleasant. The aroma is still distracting from the flavor, so I would recommend drinking this from the bottle rather than pouring into a nice glass.

A middle-of-the-road craft Golden/Blonde Ale. Could be a good beach/boat beer. I would recommend this to non-beer drinkers. Could be an excellent gateway beer. However, I will stick with the Mayflower Pale Ale in the future.

Photo of currysage1
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice Blonde style head, only had a taste so tough to say about lacing or head retention. Color was a very nice straw.

Smell was some Belgian funk from the yeast a little fruity but not much else going on here.

Taste was even less than the nose, everything seemed muted, could taste the yeastys but not strong at all. Seems like maybe the beers balance got lost in the malt.

Feel was nice though, not very thin with lively carbonation, Drinkability was ok but I'd rather have something with more bold flavors.

Photo of albern
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This isn't a bad blonde, but not one of my faves either. The beer has a slightly sulfury, somewhat perfumey aroma, that is offset somewhat by citrus notes. The beer pours a nice clear golden with a white creamy head that dissipates pretty suddenly. The taste began somewhat creamy, but was interrupted by a sharp peppery, spicy, tart hop flavor. This is not a particularly crisp beer, but the spices make it more biting and crispy that is probably warranted. The beer is modestly carbonated, has a bit more of a stinging aftertaste than I typically like. But it isn't a bad blonde either. There is an astringent, tart, pepperishness to the beer that is just too much. Not heaps of malt presence either, but that is to be expected with a blonde ale. Not bad, worth a shot, but I wouldn't return to it either.

Photo of travduke
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up on my way back from Cape Cod.

Look: Golden (duh), pale body. Fluffy two finger head that has amazing retention and generous lacing.

Smell: Clove and banana. Big yeasty aroma. Reminds me of a nice belgian strong ale.

Taste: Bready, light, crisp. Pale malts, mild bitterness.

Mouth/Drink: This one goes down easy and drinks nicely.

Photo of BeerAndBourbon
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Pours a very pale clear yellow with a billowing white foamy head that dissipates slowly leaving huge islands of residual lacing.

S. European hops with some sage and rosemary.

T. Bready/biscuit malt flavors with some herbal spiciness. Interesting, but subtle.

M. Thin body with a brisk biting carbonation.

D. A good BBQ beer.

Photo of taez555
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a clear pale yellow body with soft foamy white head.

Nose is very nondescript. Mostly just mild grain, a touch of sweet malt smell. Very subtle, almost macro esque.

Taste is light to light medium bodied. A nice bitterness jumps right out front and annouces the presence of hops, but also lets you know this beer has the body to hold it. Very light caramel and fresh baked white bread or cracker malt taste. Hop taste is again rather bitter, and slightly overshadows the malt. Earth hops, some wood and mild citrus. Ends with a quick lingering bitterness.

It sort of smells like BMC beer, but the malt and hops immediately tell you with the first sip it's a golden ale. Very mellow, very present, and very drinkable. A good solid session golden.

Mayflower Golden Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.