1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Mayflower Golden Ale - Mayflower Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Mayflower Golden AleMayflower Golden Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

162 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
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)
View: Beers (27) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Mayflower Golden Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 162 | Reviews: 73 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of IdrinkGas
IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

11-12-2013 05:53:29 | More by IdrinkGas
Photo of Focusf111
Focusf111

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-01-2013 22:50:06 | More by Focusf111
Photo of DirtyPenny
DirtyPenny

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-19-2012 23:57:43 | More by DirtyPenny
Photo of DaveD56
DaveD56


3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-30-2012 00:47:04 | More by DaveD56
Photo of Kelp
Kelp

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-29-2013 06:28:42 | More by Kelp
Photo of tbonci
tbonci

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-07-2013 20:51:55 | More by tbonci
Photo of RIKIM
RIKIM

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-28-2014 23:24:41 | More by RIKIM
Photo of Ernest78
Ernest78

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

02-15-2013 23:54:44 | More by Ernest78
Photo of Wizzman
Wizzman

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-16-2012 00:47:42 | More by Wizzman
Photo of cortez
cortez

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

02-11-2013 21:51:08 | More by cortez
Photo of PEBKAC
PEBKAC

New York

3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
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. :)

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2009 06:09:11 | More by PEBKAC
Photo of Jwale73
Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 22:58:25 | More by Jwale73
Photo of TrevorGW
TrevorGW

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2008 13:36:47 | More by TrevorGW
Photo of currysage1
currysage1

Maine

3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2008 12:07:30 | More by currysage1
Photo of albern
albern

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2008 21:06:30 | More by albern
Photo of travduke
travduke

North Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2010 23:16:17 | More by travduke
Photo of BeerAndBourbon
BeerAndBourbon

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 01:53:53 | More by BeerAndBourbon
Photo of taez555
taez555

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2009 20:07:31 | More by taez555
Photo of ambluhm
ambluhm

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 00:22:05 | More by ambluhm
Photo of TLJ
TLJ

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2010 03:20:41 | More by TLJ
Photo of zeff80
zeff80

Missouri

3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2009 18:16:33 | More by zeff80
Photo of standardcherry
standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-02-2012 08:47:14 | More by standardcherry
Photo of Sammy
Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 02:22:51 | More by Sammy
Photo of ThisMoonlife
ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-03-2014 02:45:57 | More by ThisMoonlife
Photo of katrinakennett
katrinakennett


3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-19-2013 13:02:58 | More by katrinakennett
Mayflower Golden Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.