Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale - Mayflower Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev -7.5%
A nice looking copper pour with little head
Mild, slightly boozy aroma.
It's an odd flavor. Not at all hoppy. The malts are all there. It's not bad, but it's not quite my bag. Maybe it's the bitter, slightly metallic, aftertaste. Something here doesn't quite work.
11-16-2013 08:30:25 | More by DrinkNewport
3.43/5 rDev -11.4%
2011 vintage I believe - took me a year to get to this. I think this was from Reagan1984, but I can't completely remember. Served in a taster pint glass.
A - Off-white foam settles to a thin collar, a few wisps, and a few specks of lace. Transparent ruby-brown body.
S - Oaky, with sharp and slightly spicy and phenolic yeast notes, as well as a bit of fruitiness and tart berry. Even though this is supposedly brewed with Belgian yeast, there's more of an English vibe going on. Seems more like an English Strong with oak.
T - The taste has more toffee and biscuit sweetness, with some oak and vanilla flavors mixed in. There's some fruity yeast, and not much alcohol presence. Better than the aroma, although the finish is a bit flaccid and heavy on the oak.
M - Medium body, moderate and soft carbonation, oaky texture, and dry in the finish. Not much alcohol, considering the 8% ABV.
D - There's a bit too much oak character, even after a year, but there's nothing really 'wrong' with this beer; it's just not all that special. If there were limited options I certainly wouldn't turn it down, but I can think of numerous beers I'd rather drink first.
12-03-2012 22:31:56 | More by MasterSki
4.1/5 rDev +5.9%
a: This was a clear caramel color. It poured with a medium sized fizzy head.
s: Lots of caramel with some vanilla, oak, and spicy hop aromas.
t: Sweet toasty oak dominates, with some caramel and a spicy rye finish.
m: Fairly hefty with fizzy carbonation.
o: Thanks E, I really liked this one. I don't think I've had anything quite like it.
11-28-2012 23:13:11 | More by DIM
4.08/5 rDev +5.4%
A: Dark reddish brown with a thick white head and nice lacing.
S: Sort of a soapy herbal hoppiness and a very faint, slightly spicy malt.
T: Crusty bread, sweet (but not sticky or cloying; no molasses or fruit) malt, rich vanilla. Prickly yeast spiciness and herbal hop bitterness on the finish. There's a lot going on here, and it's all good.
M: Full but not too full to accompany food.
O: A very tasty beer. Unfortunately, it's 8% and only comes in bombers.
11-26-2012 02:25:36 | More by greybeardloon
Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.