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Mayflower Summer Rye - Mayflower Brewing Company

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168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | 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:
Beer added by: Patrick on 06-25-2009

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Ratings: 168 | Reviews: 63
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours an extremely pale straw color. I was actually shocked by how almost-white this beer is. It has nice, lively carbonation that maintains a thin head and leaves better-than-expected lacing on the glass.

S - The dominant smell in this beer is fresh hops (the beer is just over a month old). There is also some spiciness backing up the hops.

T - Nice citrusy hop profile with a subtle malt sweetness. The finish produces a building rye flavor that rushes in like the tide.

M - On the light side of medium, but more than I would expect given the alcohol content. It's definitely another element that I like about this beer.

O - I bought a 6-pack as an impulse buy and I'm glad I did. I've now had three of these beers with the third coming straight from the bottle. This third was my favorite thus far, as I honestly am not a big fan of the color of the beer, and somehow the hop character shines through better directly from the bottle. It's relatively expensive, so I wouldn't buy it for myself, but I might bring it to the next BBQ I attend. It really is a nice summer beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Green yellow color. Looks like a hard candy. Good head with a steady stream of replenishing bubbles. Leaves good ring lace.

This has an unusual smell which I can only describe as resembling the smell of drainage pipes disassembled. It's sour and earthy and unappealing.

Thin body and overly carbonated. It feels like a macro, but the taste is anything but. That's sour and reminds me of adding a lemon to a wit. Short aftertaste so his falls short of being refreshing.

Definitely not my style.


Tried it as a cask conditioned offering. Definitely improved the flavor. The scores reflect a blending of the two tastes.

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I was looking forward to a new rye ale.
The pour was very very pale yellow, almost too difficult to describe. There was no immediate aroma to this one.
The taste is ok , nothing fantastic, but clean
Strange spice at the end.

Nothing bad about this beer, but also nothing I could get excited about.

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Mayflower Summer Rye from Mayflower Brewing Company
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