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Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale - Mayflower Brewing Company

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Mayflower Thanksgiving AleMayflower Thanksgiving Ale

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87
very good

158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 12
Gots: 12 | 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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Tilley4

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to jeff mc for sending a couple of bottles my way...

Had this with the Thanksgiving meal today and thoroughly enjoyed it... lots of rye and malts give this a unique sweetness with a kick on the finish... definitely tasting the oak as well... its boozy for 8% but I really don't mind as it gives it an authenticity that I am enjoying... the rye makes this different than others like it...

Enjoyed this bottle and will share the next with a friend around Christmas

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 00:37:43 | More by Tilley4
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-28-2013 19:52:25 | More by jwps214
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MPops86

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-28-2013 01:29:54 | More by MPops86
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

11-25-2013 00:38:25 | More by sgregory
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

11-23-2013 22:30:55 | More by Davepoolesque
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jaycar06

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

11-21-2013 00:08:27 | More by jaycar06
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CJRubes

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

11-20-2013 23:29:21 | More by CJRubes
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swierczt

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

11-18-2013 19:35:17 | More by swierczt
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DrinkNewport

Rhode Island

3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 08:30:25 | More by DrinkNewport
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ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-15-2013 04:46:56 | More by ThisMoonlife
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kiva_beer_club

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

11-08-2013 22:25:41 | More by kiva_beer_club
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

11-08-2013 05:05:51 | More by JTomczak
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mikefour77

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

11-04-2013 16:54:22 | More by mikefour77
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Deeps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-04-2013 02:00:11 | More by Deeps
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

08-25-2013 12:05:14 | More by scxcrunner
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Taycro

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

08-19-2013 00:46:11 | More by Taycro
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HevvyMetalHippie

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.7%

05-08-2013 02:24:17 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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Dools9

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-26-2013 17:21:49 | More by Dools9
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Auror

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-09-2013 05:32:58 | More by Auror
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Ernest78

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

12-22-2012 01:22:54 | More by Ernest78
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PaulD

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

12-10-2012 21:58:24 | More by PaulD
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Orange

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-04-2012 02:49:47 | More by Orange
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 22:31:56 | More by MasterSki
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Proclarush

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-29-2012 22:37:53 | More by Proclarush
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 23:13:11 | More by DIM
Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.