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Mayflower Summer Rye - Mayflower Brewing Company

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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 16.38%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Patrick on 06-25-2009)
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

J-Bonestradamus, Mar 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

chrishensley, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped PKG 6/11/13. Sampled on October 16, 2013.

It pours hazy pale yellow to olive with lively carbonation going up to a fizzy white head.

The aroma is of grains, toasted biscuit, lemon, and maybe some floral hops.

The body is light to medium and reasonably refreshing. Good for a summer weight.

The taste brings out the rye grains at first with a notable lemon and floral hop character on the backside. Slightly tart ending. Not high on my list of Mayflower brews but it would be good in the summer.

puboflyons, Oct 17, 2013
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3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a strange hazy yellow that is very watery looking. Almost reminds me of lemonade. Not a good looking beer at all. Aroma is mostly spicy rye, wheat, citrus and grainy malts. Flavor follows the nose with a pale, sweet pilsner malt backbone, spicy rye again, and finishes with a slightly sour citrus/grapefruity bite. There is also a yeasty/musty character throughout. Very light, watery mouthfeel. No alcohol presence detected. This is what BMC drinkers should be drinking. I could drink an entire six-pack sitting by the pool.

muttyd, May 24, 2011
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3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. This is the first rye I've ever had. Not sure what characteristics you'd typically find in one.

A: Hazy and light yellow. This is a beer that looks like lemonade. Kinda off-putting. Pours to a half-finger head that dissipates over the next few minutes.

S: Moderate citrus scent.

T: More citrus, with a bit of fruity flavor and a whisper of hops at the end. Just a tiny bit of bitterness lingers. The 3.8 abv really shows. Or rather, it doesn't show.

M: Light and a little slick. Just enough carbonation to tickle your tongue.

O: Good summer beer. A bit of flavor but not overpowering. Resembles lemonade as much in appearance as drinkability.

DirtyPenny, Jul 04, 2011
Photo of Reagan1984
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Came with no head. Dull cloudy starw/hay color.

Banana aroma with a little creamy vanilla

Interesting flavor. Up front wheat type notes with a distinctly crisp dry snappy finish. Banana and yeast notes are present.

A bit astringent and gritty. Very light body.

Pretty refreshing. I am a huge rye fan, but I'm not exactly sure how well it works here.

Reagan1984, Jun 20, 2011
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3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a terribly hazy light golden with a decent white head that barely laces.

very aromatic. smells of a wheat beer with plenty of added spice. lemony, and sour orange citrus mixes with some pepper, clove, and other spices. rye is barely evident.

taste is of a witbier, but dry on the finish. lemon, orange zest mixes with banana and tropical fruits and clove spiciness. rye spiciness is there on the back end and there is a drying finish with just a bit of pepper and some bitterness lingering.

light and watery with just a bit of carbonation and a bit of a lingering oiliness and tartness.

it drinks ok. nothing is oppressive, but I have had more refreshing summer seasonals, as well as more flavorful and more aromatic too. Rye is way too far in the background in this one, and it falls into just another wheat beer category.

silentjay, May 31, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Kinsman, May 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

WhitmansNiece, Jun 16, 2012
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Graciously received as an extra from Drez77.

Bottle to pint glass. Bottle indicates that it was packaged on 05/04/10. No ABV listed. Reviewed mid July.

A: Pours with a large 3 1/2 finger head of pure white soapy bubbles. The head deflates slowly and inconsistently leaving behind a lopsided mass as chunks of foam cling to the glass. Fair lacing overall. The body is lightly murky and has a very pale, very light yellow hue. The second pour deposits lots of yeasty sediment, completely clouding the body.

S: Lightly toasted grainy malts. The pilsner and wheat malts are more noticeable to me than the rye. Light citrusy hops aromas of lemon and grapefruit.

T: Very low flavor level. It's obvious the ABV is well below 5%. Hint of spiciness and, again, a noticeable wheat component. The lemon and grapefruit comes through.

M: The mouthfeel is the biggest, strongest aspect of the brew. Medium-full body, minerally texture influenced by a high level of lively and fizzy carbonation. The finish is dry and almost void of flavor but it is lightly acidic and rather refreshing.

D: Drinkability is good but not great. There are equally light and refreshing quaffs available that provide more substantial nose and flavor.

FeDUBBELFIST, Oct 09, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

HattedClassic, Jul 07, 2013
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JayO, Jun 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

abrodsky, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

sgregory, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There isn't much to this beer, and that's the point. It's a summer thirst quencher that has some zing and zap.

A pale orange pour, minimal head that has some loose bubbles. Light aroma of bread spice and lemon zest, but not much of the latter.
Light and bubbly on the tongue. Flavor would be bland if not for the rye. It brings in some spice that livens things up a bit. An easy drinking beer. Good for picnic

Mebuzzard, Aug 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

EatonHops, Jul 18, 2014
Mayflower Summer Rye from Mayflower Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.