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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

172 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | 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 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.

dan4th, May 23, 2009
Photo of woodchipper
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

woodchipper, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Janeinma
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Janeinma, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of jpstevens10
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

jpstevens10, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of IdrinkGas
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

IdrinkGas, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Focusf111
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Focusf111, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of DirtyPenny
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

DirtyPenny, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of DaveD56
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

DaveD56, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of Kelp
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Kelp, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of tbonci
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

tbonci, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of RIKIM
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

RIKIM, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Ernest78
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Ernest78, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of Wizzman
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Wizzman, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of cortez
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

cortez, Feb 11, 2013
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. :)

PEBKAC, Aug 15, 2009
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.

Jwale73, May 08, 2009
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.

TrevorGW, Sep 17, 2008
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.

currysage1, Jun 06, 2008
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.

albern, Sep 12, 2008
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.

travduke, Feb 23, 2010
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.

BeerAndBourbon, Sep 29, 2010
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.

taez555, Jan 18, 2009
Photo of ambluhm
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer is simply put, an enjoyable summer beer. Crisp, clean, and definitely refreshing.

The appearance is pale golden, and perfectly clear.

The nose on this beer is definitely loaded with very lightly toasted malts. I picked up just a hint of hoppy flower. But definitely very light on nearly everything.

The mouthfeel is light, sharp, and crisp. It feels like little bubbles in the mouth, perhaps adding to the very refreshing quality of this beer.

Overall, I would buy this reasonably priced 6-pack again to support the brewery. The product is nothing exceptional, but it is a very serviceable, and certainly not unpleasant, warm weather, refreshing beer.

ambluhm, Jun 23, 2010
Photo of TLJ
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Mayflower Golden Ale is clear in appearance and clean in its aroma. I detected grain and malt in the smell, but the hops were not apparent to me until the beer hit the back of my tongue. However, for someone who does not prefer hoppy beers, I found that the floral taste in this beer was particularly well-balanced and subtle, despite lingering.

I wouldn't say that this ale is anything special, but it is a smooth, drinkable beer, a crowd-pleaser perfect for a summer barbeque.

TLJ, May 14, 2010
Photo of zeff80
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, fizzy, golden-yellow color with a foamy, white, three-finger head that left minimal lace.

S - It smelle of caramel, grains and grasses.

T - It tasted of sweet caramel and a touch of bitter grassiness.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a smooth feel. A light bodied ale.

D - This is a good ale. A nice sessionable summer brew.

zeff80, Jun 26, 2009
Mayflower Golden Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.