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Autumn Wheat Ale - Mayflower Brewing Company

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Autumn Wheat AleAutumn Wheat Ale

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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.58%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Dark Wheat Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-18-2010)
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

Wally1912, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of otto251068
2.33/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle poured into a Westmalle chalice. An extra from drez77, thanks!

Appearance: Pours a deep brown, color reminds me of a darker maple syrup. (the fake stuff, not the real stuff) Red around the edges. A fingers worth of light brown head which fades quickly. Only a few blotches left after several seconds.

Smell: Roasted malts, very heavy malt aroma. Some coffee as well but not much, just a hint. A little bit of alcohol, molasses, sweetness too. Alcohol comes out more as the drink warms.

Taste: The initial taste is a smooth malty flavor, tastes a little watered down to me. The middle and end of the drink is bitter, overpoweringly bitter. The alcohol comes out more as the drink approaches room temp.

Mouthfeel: When I poured this, I thought the carbonation looked extremely high, but I would say this beer has a medium carbonation, which makes it very smooth. Medium to light body. Nothing syrupy about this beer, the flavors finish clean, except for the bitterness.

Overall: There are a couple things I am not crazy about when it comes to this beer. The first is the bitterness, the second is the carbonation. However, this beer really mellows out, and gets better as it warms.

otto251068, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of a74gent
2.45/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This is a new style for me and I was shocked by what I saw. Wheat beer and it is dark..way dark.

Nice thin layer of floating foam that lingers. Just dark, dark...body of the beer is typical wheat.

The smell is somewhat malty which makes sense given the dark wheat style which I assume comes from more malt than normal american pale wheat.

The taste is ok at first, but it gives way to a real open, airy fluffy mouthfeeling feel.

This is not an enjoyable drink. Accordingly, headed to the drain.

a74gent, Oct 08, 2010
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Mjdoyon, Jul 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

kindbill, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of Reagan1984
2.53/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Picked up a bottle to try this interesting new style.

First impression that the beer was much darker than I even imagined. Dark brown in color with good clarity despite the deep color. A finger of off white head that fades to a thin foamy cap. Some light lacing.

Aroma is of dark roasted malt with a grainy quality to it.

What's interesting is that the flavor follows the aroma.. Dark roasted flavor with a really distinct grain flavor. Some bready tomes at the finish and the aftertaste is almost burnt in your mouth. The almost harsh grain flavor is not that appealing.

Very little carbonation almost oily.

Not very interesting to be honest.

Reagan1984, Sep 17, 2010
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2.72/5  rDev -21.4%

Bedfordbeer, Oct 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

BeerMeister8, Oct 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

DrunkinYogi, Nov 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

ms11781, Jul 06, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

braican, Dec 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

JAHMUR, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of albern
2.85/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had high hopes for this beer but I was sorely disappointed. The beer pours a very dark ruby brown even for a dark wheat beer. The looks much more like a porter than anything else. There is some nice tan creamy head, some lacing. The retention is respectable. The nose is quite nice, although it isnt all that characteristic for the style. There are slightly charred dark malts, some cocoa flavors in the nose, some sweetish malts, maybe a hint of peat or bark in there too. The nose is nice, not really in line with the style, but nice nevertheless.

The beer is fairly medium bodied, decently carbonated, and more creamy on the tongue than not. The taste is a deal breaker. It tastes like there is rye and bittering spices which really do nothing to endear me to this beer. The back end is just hard to take. At first I thought maybe there were some Bretty yeasts going on, than maybe some spices, maybe an odd variety of hop, maybe some rye wheat. I'm not sure what is causing this somewhat harsh bite in the finish, but it isn't good. The coarse wheaty feel is pretty much absent from the beer. There are plenty of slightly charred brown malts, some crystal malt I'm sure, but it comes down to that really harsh finish that just slays this beer for the worse. One and done for me.

albern, Sep 12, 2010
Photo of kristiekatk
2.85/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A dark American wheat, eh? Well. Lots of creamy dark and toasty malts, brown sugar, very bready. As well as a yeasty kick. Though I do think it’s lacking a lot of body and doesn’t have enough lingering flavors in the finish. It seems like Mayflower almost always gets soooo close to delivering solid takes on certain styles but falls a little flat.

kristiekatk, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Celtics76
2.88/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'm watching some bad horror flicks tonight.

Another Fall brew to try. Pours dark brown with little head. Smells somewhat marzen-like - malts & wheat.

This is a major disappointment from Mayflower. Has a very bland toasted malt flavor. There's a slight hop bitterness at the finish. Just lacking flavor all around. Berkshire's River Ale is light years beyond this.

I'm a fan of Mayflower - they put out some good stuff. Their porter is outstanding. This is a major misstep. They should can this next season and develop a more traditional Fall beer.

Celtics76, Oct 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

seanh99, Mar 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

sweisel80, Mar 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

meb3476, Aug 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

mklisz, Sep 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

cashbrook, Dec 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

gkob, Nov 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Nichols33, Oct 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Wasupmx, Sep 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Horbar, Oct 10, 2013
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Autumn Wheat Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.