Mayflower Summer Rye - Mayflower Brewing Company
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3.85/5 rDev +8.8%
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.
07-04-2013 02:08:35 | More by Andrew041180
2.58/5 rDev -27.1%
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.
06-30-2013 17:07:56 | More by smcolw
2.56/5 rDev -27.7%
Dont know what to say
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.
05-22-2013 21:08:26 | More by rdilauro
4.1/5 rDev +15.8%
A - A pale yellow that is fully clear and translucent. Little head, retains a decent lace on the top of the beer.
S - NIce and refreshing. Rye, wheat, yeast, coriander, lemon zest, a little honey malt maybe.
T - Very refreshing. All that was detected on the nose is also present in the flavor. A nice flavor.
M - Light and refreshing, carbonated well. Still very beery even though this is only 3.8% abv.
D - A good beer, overall. I didn't realize it was only 3.8% abv when I bought it, but I would buy this again. Perhaps it's a little overpriced, but Mayflower is still a young brewery with relatively small levels of scale economies, so that is understandable. This is an example of an ideal beer I'd love to drink pitchers of after reaching the top of a mountain on a hike in New England. Or in a large field on a picnic. It's that type of beer. I am quite enjoying it, actually.
11-17-2012 03:52:42 | More by jmerloni
Mayflower Summer Rye from Mayflower Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.