Mayflower Summer Rye - Mayflower Brewing Company
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Reviews by jondeelee:
3/5 rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Summer Rye opens with a light fanfare of wheat fields, toast crust, biscuit, and peppery rye aromas, sweetened by Belgian-like touches of banana and clove (though these are quite faint), with a suggestion of brown sugar, apricot, and anise. Only the slightest note of pine speaks to hops. As a whole, the nose is very light--perhaps overly so, even though this is a summer beer--and while the aromas that are present smell lovely, they could use a bit of amping up. There’s also just a bit too much emphasis on anise, pepper, and rye, which when combined give the beer a hot rubber/inner tube overtone, which does not play well off of the sugars.
On the tongue, the beer opens with a good mix of banana and clove, joined quickly by peppery rye, white bread toast crust, floury baguette, and sugars in the form of white grape, apricot, and pear. Luckily the inner tube aroma doesn’t translate into taste. Small hints of grapefruit rind and pine come from the hops. The flavors as a whole are much better balanced here than on the nose, but still tend toward the rye/anise/pepper combo just a bit too much, and bite at the tongue. Despite this biting, however, the beer comes across as watery, the flavors muted and weak, excepting pepper and rye. The aftertaste is more pepper and rye, with remnants of wheat stalks and hay, and lingers for a short while. Mouthfeel is light to medium-light, and carbonation is medium.
Overall, this had promise to be a good beverage, as the rye flavors are out in front and potent, but there simply weren’t enough other flavors in here, even considering that it’s a summer ale. The watery taste and mouthfeel seem to evidence that the brew could have used a few more handfuls of malt and hops, the former being especially important in providing a better sugary backbone.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2012 16:16:40 | More by jondeelee
More User Reviews:
3.88/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I was able to have the opportunity to go to the Mayflower Brewing Company's Tasting room today and tasted some of there beers and this one stood out to me as something unique. I had it on tap in a 7 oz taster and then purchased a growler to share with my family when I got home.
Appearance: pale cloudy yellow estimated SRM of 1.25-1.5. the unfiltered beer resembles a nice unfiltered wheat beer
Smell: slight tart/sour smell right off the back can pull a noise of the rye and then the dwindling of american wheat malts.
Taste: slightly tart and sour from the rye malts and a hint of wheat malt sourness and slight sweetness of the pilsner base malts.
Mouthfeel: a wonderful crisp dry light body summer session ale
Overall: Overall I am really impressed with this beer as an all around summer session ale that is light bodied, crisp and slightly sour mouthfeel makes a beer that is worth bringing to your next cook out or gathering to share with all or just for yourself and significant other at the beach. If you are looking for an alternative to your usual summer wheat beer you should check this one out if you get the opportunity to get your hands on some.
Serving type: on-tap
06-20-2014 00:44:21 | More by Patdonahue0719
4.03/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured an attractive light lemon color in a tulip with a 2F head.
Aroma: lemon, some funk.
Mouth feel: Very carbonated. This enhances of the drinkability of the beer.
Taste: lemon and and a hint of rye.
Finish: excellent hoppy bitterness.
Overall: an refreshing summer ale. The carbonation and hoppy finish bolster the overall taste. It's a low ABV beer, but it has a lot of character.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2014 01:34:54 | More by brureview
4.33/5 rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.
Appearance: Pours a really pale straw with heavy carbonation and a half inch white head that sticks around a bit. Lacing minimal. Awfully pale but still attractive.
Aroma: Smells of rye bread, hops, wheatiness, spice, lemon and citrus. Nice combination of aromas.
Taste: Tasty stuff. Taste follows the nose, with rye and lemon leading the way. Very drinkable and quaffable.
Mouthfeel: Sessionable and light of body. Great spring/summer type beer.
Overall: This is great stuff in my opinion. Definitely stands out from the deluge of goldens and wheat ales that hit the market for summer. Refreshing and delicious.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2014 00:12:24 | More by illpass78
Mayflower Summer Rye from Mayflower Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.