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Autumn Wheat Ale - Mayflower Brewing Company

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Autumn Wheat AleAutumn Wheat Ale

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78
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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-18-2010)
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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

09-18-2013 04:50:06 | More by Patches826
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

09-10-2013 22:46:13 | More by jwps214
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julie3231

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +17.3%

08-24-2013 17:44:59 | More by julie3231
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Oregon

3/5  rDev -12%

12-13-2012 16:41:07 | More by Treb0R
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gkob

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -12%

11-25-2012 00:54:16 | More by gkob
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.83/5  rDev +12.3%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. 2012 batch. Sampled on November 17, 2012.

The pour is a handsome looking garnet, dark amber with a whole lot of soapy tan head that slowly simmers down.

Wheat is played down on the nose considering it is an Autumn Wheat Ale. But there is a rich ester of dark, roasted malts and the slightest hint of hops.

The body is medium and smooth.

Like the aroma the taste is focused more on the dark, roasted caramel malts with a tickle of crispy hops leading to a low bitterness on the back side. But the wheat is hard to come by.
As a Dunkel this is quite good.

11-17-2012 20:55:11 | More by puboflyons
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

3.78/5  rDev +10.9%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, RI.

A- Pours a clear, amber-red body with a medium off white head that reduces slowly and leaves little lacing.

S- Caramel, toffee, bready-malt backbone.

T - Starts with a caramel, lighly roasted malt flavor and ends nutty with vanilla undertones. Aftertaste is piney and hoppy to balance the malt.

M- Medium carbonation, medium body. Crisp.

Overall a flavorful, nicely balanced autumn brew. It hit all the flavors that I like in an octoberfest. Worth a try.

10-23-2012 21:23:25 | More by gcamparone
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev +0.6%

A- A dark brown, almost black, beer pours nicely into a pint glass with a large off-white cap forming. Head retention is very nice and thick lace forms right at the top of it. Webs of lace continue nicely down the glass leaving some large patches by the time the beer is finished.

S- Malts lend nutty, cocoa, coffee and roasted cracked grain notes to start off the aroma. Beyond that there are hints of butter, dark fruits and caramel. Reminiscent of roast-heavy Brown Ales. Loses some strength with time.

T- The heavy malt base makes up the majority of the flavor as well. Specialty grains lend notes of toasted nuts, cocoa, cereal grains, caramel and a hint of wheat. Yeast provides a shot of dark fruits, cloves, banana and a tiny bit of bread. Hops really don't have a role in this beer besides bittering balance.

MF- The body overall is light but the wheat adds a nice substance and silky, creamy feel which helps support the flavors. Carbonation is at a moderate level and there is just a hint of bitterness in the finish.

Drinks pretty much like an American Brown Ale with a pretty large dose of roasted specialty grains. Also reminds me just a bit of some European Dark Ales.

10-15-2012 03:32:07 | More by cbutova
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

10-10-2012 21:02:30 | More by JAHMUR
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

2.88/5  rDev -15.5%

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.

10-05-2012 23:30:04 | More by Celtics76
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +7.9%

A-Pours a rich, dark chestnut brown. Mostly clear. Head is creamy and tan. It retains very well but the lacing is very soft.

S-The rare nose of a darkened Wheat Beer. Charred wheat. Chocolate chip banana bread. Caramel and ore wheat.

T-Flavor is very reminiscent of Pumpernickel bread glazed in caramel. Baked banana slices. Oats and grains. Chocolate chip pancakes. Scorched wheat. Man, Dark Wheats need some more attention. There is a great canvas to play with.

M-Creamy like a Dunkel or a Weizenbock, but the carbonation is much more divisive and coarse. No bitterness. Medium bodied. Some sips feel fuller than others.

O/D-I enjoyed this a bit. Berkshire's River Ale is an upgrade, but this is a perfect Fall brew; especially when you are sick of all the Pumpkin Ales out there. Pretty drinkable too!

10-03-2012 00:04:53 | More by VelvetExtract
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +10%

09-30-2012 17:50:00 | More by LCannon4
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +10%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +17.3%

09-16-2012 06:52:52 | More by PatGreer
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Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

09-15-2012 00:26:05 | More by kindbill
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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Michigan

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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -12%

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

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Autumn Wheat Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.