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Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale - Mayflower Brewing Company

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87
very good

182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 15
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
The first and only perennial offering in our Cooper’s Series of limited batch beers. Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale is an inspired blend of two brewing styles: American Strong Ale and English Old Ale. Aged on American white oak, this full-bodied brew warms the soul with hints of caramel, vanilla and spicy nuts. The perfect beverage for our favorite holiday.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-20-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

h4ger, Today at 02:04 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

AirBob, Sunday at 10:00 PM
Photo of brureview
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Poured a dark tea color in a snifter. 1/2F head.

The aroma is excellent: sweet, fruit, toffee, and fig.

Taste: fruit and fig with a nicely bitter alcohol finish-classic Old Ale.

The alcohol finish mellows with warming as fruit and raisins in the taste become more pronounced.

Better served on the warmer side to bring out the aromatics and dampen the alcoholic finish.
The style seems more of an Old Ale than a combo of Strong ale and Old Ale. A classic taste and worth checking out. I will try to find another bottle.

brureview, Sunday at 02:49 AM
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

bigred89, Sunday at 02:38 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

TTTBeer, Sunday at 01:54 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

LutherBrau, Saturday at 08:39 PM
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4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap poured

Clear amber orange

Aroma of sweet malt

Nice malt taste

Smooth, clean finish

Repeatable

WunderLlama, Friday at 01:20 AM
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1/5  rDev -74.1%

JohnnyBlu_, Nov 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Very good. Dark for an ale with complex spice notes. If you can find it, buy it. These are limited release and usually go fast!

NinjaJesus, Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

dental, Nov 14, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +14%

Patlee3324, Nov 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

mikemikemike, Nov 12, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

wisrarebeer, Nov 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

blknikon, Nov 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Trashcat, Nov 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

vfgccp, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

mrob22278, Oct 31, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark reddish nut-brown ale, very clear when held up to the light, and topped by a thin cream head with decent retention.

Very mild aroma, focusing on toffee and caramel, and spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon. A bit of vanilla. Most of the aroma is driven by strong malts.

Flavor matches my expectations, coming somewhere between an English Old Ale and an American Barleywine. The malt profile is certainly of the former: caramel and toffee; dark fruit - plums, cherries, grapes, and prunes; vanilla; walnuts and pecans; cinnamon and nutmeg. Not overly sweet. It reflects the latter with a bitter, hoppy finish, cleansing the palate with mostly earthy, neutrally bitter hops, but also a faint kiss of citrus.

Medium length wet finish; medium bodied. A little sting; quite lively. Slightly syrupy. A sipper due to the complex and thick malt base.

This is a very, very tasty brew, and I can definitely see it serving the advertised purpose: a Fall evening sipper, perfect for the holidays. It could easily fill the role of your evening Belgian nightcap (if you have one).

Roguer, Oct 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Nichols33, Oct 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

TimBeaulieu, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Doomcifer, Aug 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Kruja5, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

shaft, Jul 08, 2014
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Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.