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Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale - Mayflower Brewing Company

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Mayflower Thanksgiving AleMayflower Thanksgiving Ale

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162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 12
Gots: 13 | 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 -3.1%

11-25-2012 01:17:43 | More by phishfoolme
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11-22-2012 18:39:54 | More by injuredreserve
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11-22-2012 18:07:20 | More by Archemedies
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-21-2012 18:04:25 | More by Mikecap
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-19-2012 08:43:53 | More by irishevans
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-19-2012 00:56:11 | More by ScottStache
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-18-2012 01:56:22 | More by DCav
Photo of SawDog505

New Hampshire

3.2/5  rDev -17.3%

Poured into my Lost Abbey tulip glass. Pours an attractive auburn, with a one inch off white head, leaves no lacing behind. Smell is bread, vanilla, dark fruit, brown sugar, and banana. Taste is very pungent. Taste is all of that with some toffee and booze mixed in. Body is medium, enough carbonation, not dry, and pretty good drinkability. This is a different and good beer.

11-17-2012 01:47:06 | More by SawDog505
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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%

A-Very dark amber. Head is smaller. It laces with long drapes.

S-Aged on oak huh? Yeah, my first big sniff offered some very raw wooden aromas. This also smells right around 8%. Definitely noticing that rye piquancy. I also get a soapiness from the hops. Darker fruits and buzzing yeast.

T-Maple syrup with spiced Autumn garnish. Oak subtly sets in as the beer sits and warms. Yeast is forceful. Over-steeped tea. Very malty, very complex. Bitterness sneaks up on you, but there aren't fleshed-out hop flavors. That's okay, because this is all about the malt.

M-Fuller bodied with soft bubbles.Actually, it goes down good. Booze creeps around my senses.

O/D-God, I can just picture this next to a cut of dark meat and some voluptuous stuffing. I have avoided this for about four years. After trying this, I really regret the wait. I like how this is one of the only beers I have ever come across that has been aged on oak and such a proclamation hasnt been stamped onto the front of the label. Overall, I will definitely purchase one of these every year.

11-14-2012 01:34:28 | More by VelvetExtract
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-12-2012 04:46:14 | More by markgoodman10
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

11-11-2012 20:12:48 | More by Larrydoherty
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New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%

Presentation: Bomber bottle bought for $6 at a local store. 2012 vintage I'm pretty sure. Served chilled and poured into my Cigar City tulip glass. Allowed to warm up over half an hour or so.

Appearance: Amber to medium brown in color. Nice and clear throughout. Not much in terms of a head upon first pour and recedes pretty quickly into nothing.

Aroma: Toasted bread and caramel notes really stand out. The alcohol is really well hidden.

Taste: Toasted malt and caramel malt notes really create a nice base flavor. Some bitter coffee notes and a slight bittering hop character. Really nicely balanced and tasty.

Mouthfeel: Pretty full bodied and creamy throughout. The carbonation level is pretty low.

Overall, a really nice english style old ale. The balance and toasted character of the malt really seperate this from other beers. Works perfectly for the season too and priced nicely.

11-11-2012 19:34:27 | More by Gosox8787
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-08-2012 20:21:57 | More by ChrisL24481
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-25-2012 03:03:02 | More by t0rin0
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4.13/5  rDev +6.7%

A - Plum brown with decent tan head that retains somewhat and has good lacing.

S - Bready malts.

T - Mm, wow, this is way more jam-packed with flavor than the nose indicates. Pretty damn delicious actually. Red Delicious apples, pine, caramel and molasses malts with a bitter, boozy aftertaste.

M - Medium-bodied, not exactly dry. The sip breaks apart a little too much as you finish each swallow and it gives way to a a bitter aftertaste that is separate from any hop profile.

D - A good beer. If they tweaked the mouthfeel, this could be a great beer. I'd like this thick and chewy, personally. A solid offering, nevertheless. Good to see a local brewery succeeding.

08-14-2012 01:58:56 | More by jmerloni
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-05-2012 23:27:12 | More by ms11781
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a deep amber color body with no head to it. The smell is rich and malty. The tate is very malty and sweet. It also has some spice to it (cinnamon,allspice,nutmeg). The mouth feel is nice and smooth. Overall this is a good beer for the winter time.

04-23-2012 20:24:00 | More by chefhatt
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-24-2012 19:08:52 | More by sweisel80
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3.68/5  rDev -4.9%

A- Easy to develop head, but the froth doesn't stick too well. Its got some nice retention but its poofy. The bubbles start out miniscule and creamy possibilities... but it quickly flows into something giant, frothy, fluffy, and odd.

S- Sharp.. really sharp, like spices gone old. I smell an all spice and cinnamon characteristic. Beyond that is a sweet and spicy note.. rye and malts. Bit of roasted biscuit character... Bit of clove character, but the finish is strongly phenolic and band-aid like. That belgian yeast strain has played havoc with the nose.

T- Sweet.. very nice caramel character, toasted bread, a brilliant tannic middle, banana right before the finish... and the finish is.. Rye spice with cloves. Ooo, a delightful rye lingering nature with some malted wheat character.

M- Full bodied, creamy, low crisp nature that rises and confounds the finish. Almost ruining the delightful belgian yeast character. Its sometimes lingering too long with biting corners, oxidized malt jumps out because of it. The alcohol doesn't blend well and actually jumps out at higher than 8%.

Not a bad beer at all, but it has some problems that may be due to age... but then the flavors wouldn't be nearly as good. Conflicting on this beer, conflicting.

03-03-2012 01:32:39 | More by Khazadum
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

03-02-2012 16:40:14 | More by seanh99
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-25-2012 17:22:28 | More by stoppertb18
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-17-2012 23:41:50 | More by jongullotti
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New York

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

From 01/28/12 notes. Thanks to jslot38 for sharing this one. 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a deep amber color with one finger of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of toasted malts, oak, sweet fruity malts, sugar, light spice, and light caramel malts. Pretty nice, a bit fruity.

t - Tastes of toasted malts, nuts, oak, sweet fruity malts, vanilla, caramel malts, sugar, and toffee. A slight step up from the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.
Pretty smooth body.

o - Overall a pretty nice beer; kind of reminded me or a marzen. Fruity and toasted malts with some oak, and pretty easy to drink. Would have it again.

02-01-2012 02:10:49 | More by mdfb79
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3.35/5  rDev -13.4%

Reddish brown appearance with a red tinted tan head. Pale malts, bread, grannysmith apples, brown sugar off the aroma. Fresh hops, rye and wheat bread, malted barley on the initial sip. Mild hint of pears, apple pie spices and oatmeal. Bitter, sweet body with lots of smooth malts and bready flavors.

01-30-2012 02:43:26 | More by YouSkeete
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

01-23-2012 00:03:59 | More by ygtbsm94
Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.