Mayflower Spring Hop - Mayflower Brewing Company
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4.15/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Found this at the store today and was surprised to find that this would be it's first review. I looked it up on the Mayflower site and it's not even listed yet. Bottle is date stamped and I believe it says this was bottled on 3/4/11 (the month is a little smeared)
First note is that it's darker in color than I would have guessed. Totally clear and straight amber in color with no visible carbonation. Two fingers of fluffy head form and show great structure. It's collapses fairly quickly but leave clumps behind. Nice lacing.
Aroma is grassy, fresh and of grapefruit peel. Very floral and almost perfume like. Green and fresh in nature.
Nicely done. Pretty wonderful balance here. Hop focused but with a perfect malt backbone. Bitter, citrus hops front and back with a perfect bready malt flavor in the middle. Like crusty bread. Some light fruit as well. Finishes smooth with just a tingle of bitterness.
Very smooth mouth feel and subtle carbonation.
Very easy drinking and a great brew to greet spring.
Well done Mayflower.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2011 22:39:11 | More by Reagan1984
Mayflower Spring Hop from Mayflower Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.