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Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale - Mayflower Brewing Company

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Mayflower Thanksgiving AleMayflower Thanksgiving Ale

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180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 13
Gots: 14 | 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 DrinkNewport
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

DrinkNewport, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of ThisMoonlife
4/5  rDev +3.6%

ThisMoonlife, Nov 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

kiva_beer_club, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of JTomczak
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

JTomczak, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of mikefour77
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

mikefour77, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Deeps
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Deeps, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of scxcrunner
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

scxcrunner, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Taycro
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Taycro, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of HevvyMetalHippie
3/5  rDev -22.3%

HevvyMetalHippie, May 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Dools9, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of Auror
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Auror, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Ernest78
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Ernest78, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of PaulD
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

PaulD, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Orange
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Orange, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

MasterSki, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of Proclarush
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Proclarush, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of DIM
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

DIM, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of greybeardloon
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

stamped "2012"

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.

greybeardloon, Nov 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

phishfoolme, Nov 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

injuredreserve, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Archemedies, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Mikecap, Nov 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

irishevans, Nov 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

ScottStache, Nov 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

DCav, Nov 18, 2012
Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.