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Mayflower Summer Rye - Mayflower Brewing Company

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151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.34%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Patrick on 06-25-2009)
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-24-2013 01:33:52 | More by Yabev15
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-14-2013 01:37:25 | More by DerekMorgan
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-09-2013 00:09:46 | More by sgregory
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-08-2013 00:38:14 | More by jaxon53
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xacidx

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-31-2013 01:42:01 | More by xacidx
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tzieser

Arizona

3/5  rDev -15.5%

05-27-2013 05:46:38 | More by tzieser
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rdilauro

Connecticut

2.56/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 21:08:26 | More by rdilauro
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

05-16-2013 23:00:30 | More by Rekrule
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-11-2013 14:34:09 | More by thegerm87
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

04-01-2013 20:31:23 | More by Celtics76
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kinopio

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-01-2013 20:04:57 | More by kinopio
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

12-03-2012 20:06:00 | More by sendbeer
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jmerloni

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 03:52:42 | More by jmerloni
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BanrionMAB


4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

11-07-2012 00:50:15 | More by BanrionMAB
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phingdong

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -15.5%

10-01-2012 00:22:23 | More by phingdong
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

08-19-2012 17:57:55 | More by milkbone_underwear
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DavidHamilton


3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-14-2012 02:20:19 | More by DavidHamilton
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iamdw

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-10-2012 06:26:53 | More by iamdw
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked it up on a trip to visit my parents near Buzzards Bay. Pours more like a pilsner--a pale gold with a thin white head. Bit of a surprise condiering it is a rye beer. I smell just the slightest hint of rye. Light malt base with the rye more of a feel on the palate than overly powerful flavors. Nice balance between the rye, the other malts and some spriggy hops. Nice session beer for a hot and muggy July day.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 21:33:52 | More by MuddyFeet
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-06-2012 01:04:08 | More by jbertsch
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-05-2012 23:27:17 | More by ms11781
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

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
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-15-2012 23:27:36 | More by WhitmansNiece
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jujigatame

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-12-2012 23:51:18 | More by jujigatame
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tfidler

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-12-2012 12:00:00 | More by tfidler
Mayflower Summer Rye from Mayflower Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.