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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

197 Ratings
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 15
Gots: 16 | 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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Photo of NinjaJesus
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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!

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +13.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Roguer
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
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).

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of WyethBednar
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Incredibly smooth, very well balanced. A little malty and a little sweet with a really great head. This was the first legal beer I ever got and I've been trying to find it again ever since but it's tricky to find. Still remains my favorite beer I've ever had

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of cbutova
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Emma and Dan for sharing the bottle. Another review left over from the holiday season.

A- Dark ruby red body with a small off-white, foamy head that builds up to about one finger. Decent head retention as the foam drops to a mm ring at the edges. A few spots of lace and some legs but not much.

S- Malty all the way here. Some dark raisiny fruits, caramel, toasted malts and some English-esque fruity yeast hints.

T- Follows the nose with a yeasty and malty ale. Fairly spicy feel overall with a spiced raisin presence. Some sweetness, caramel, toasted nutty malts and even a hint of roast. Nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice come to mind (from yeast?).

MF- Creamy and somewhat foamy texture to a light-moderate body. Carbonation at a higher level and accentuates the yeast spice flavors. Finishes with a slight warmth and bitterness.

Yeast and malty brew with a spiced flavor reminding me of the pumpkin brews in a way.

Photo of Didier
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.