Mayflower Spring Hop - Mayflower Brewing Company
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3.73/5 rDev -7.7%
12oz bottle into Duvel tulip. Packaged 2/17/12. Thanks to BA morningthief for picking me up this beer.
Appearance: Free pour yields a three inch, frothy and bubbly, bone-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a few rings of lacing. Pours a semi-translucent dark, brownish red, and leaves occasional lacing islands.
Smell: Citrusy hops, with a sweet mango note. Interesting dark malt background aromas that are difficult to describe further, but good.
Taste: Bready malt up front, with subdued citrus and mango hop flavor in the background. High bitterness relative to the rest of the flavor (gives a refreshing impression, at least for me). White bread aftertaste.
Good malt flavors, decent hop flavor. Well put together beer. Nothing flashy, but nothing to complain about either.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, a bit watery sometimes. Good carbonation (high side of moderate). Crisp, semi-dry finish.
Overall: Solid beer. Ideally would be consumed on tap, in abundance, with good company and/or over a good meal.
04-02-2012 02:29:58 | More by Pahn
4.2/5 rDev +4%
Had this beer at the brewery as part of the tour. Served in a sample glass from a new bottle. NIce clear amber body and an off white head. Well ramped up smells. Smell of nice citrus fruit and pine. Great resin, fruit flavor. Bitter but not a bomb. Good malt balance. Nice cereal flavor. Medium mouth feel. Great beer and I would have this again.
03-03-2012 02:44:30 | More by jneiswender
3.74/5 rDev -7.4%
My first Mayflower brew, an in-state brand I had overlooked out of ignorance. Attracted by the name and by the fact I had read somewhere it is a good brewery.
Bottled on Feb. 16(?) 2014. Hard to read the numbers printed over text on the label. Self-served at 48 degrees.
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Tree House snifter.
a: Clear copper with an inch tall white head which receded to considerable surface foam and dense lacing.
s: Bready malt
t: Mild biscuity malt under a moderate hop bite. Some dark fruit notes appear later.
m: Light to moderate, good body.
o: A pretty good dinner drink, just not an awful lot of flavor, especially at first, leaving the hop bite prominent. Looks like it will be full of flavor, but comes up a bit short.
04-29-2014 22:48:42 | More by scotorum
4.33/5 rDev +7.2%
had on tap at the pour farm tavern in downtown new bedford. served in a standard pint glass.
a: pours a darker than expected copper color with a fairly thick off white head. nothing crazy but i think the darker color is pretty cool. i was expecting a pilsner like appearance.
s: nice hop aromas. notes of pine, citrus and malty grains. the hops take up most of the nose but it's malt backbone is noticeable. very nice.
t: bright, crisp hop character. nice notes of piney citrus. hops dominate the palate but finishes clean and isn't too bitter at all thanks to a nice proportion of malt. one of the best spring beers i've had all year. i love nugget nectar, but this being so fresh and so local i'm definitely going to have more.
m&d: smooth mouthfeel; good drinkability.
an excellent hoppy beer that should have all BAs excited to try.
03-15-2011 16:47:46 | More by tzieser
4.08/5 rDev +1%
A- Pours orangy red and sits in my glass a cloudy deep amber red. Great 2 finger foamy head with great retention that goes nowhere. turns frothy and will not go away
S- Sweet floral hops
T- nice hop taste that insnt overpowering. nicely balanced between sweet and bitter
M- nice full characater with medium body. light carbonation that feels almost flat
O- really nice, refreshing beer that i wish would become a year round offering.
04-10-2011 00:48:00 | More by Gushue3
4.35/5 rDev +7.7%
Mayflower Brewing Company - Mayflower Spring Hop, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.
Look - Pours a beautiful filtered deep ruby amber with a terrific soapy head that dissipates at a moderate pace and leaves behind tons of sticky lacing. Perfect appearance.
Smell - Aroma is rich red malts with a nice pine/floral hop overlay. Some malty breadiness.
Taste - Clean and crisp, the malts sit back for a blast of resiny hops.
Mouthfeel - Rests quite bitter with a little bit of malt stickiness. Some malt heat booziness which is only slightly off-putting for the ABV. Light-medium bodied with low-medium carbonation.
Overall - Good hoppy amber/red. Big hops, of the piney, not juicy variety. A solid take on the style with some oomph for hop heads.
04-05-2014 18:09:43 | More by JMScowcroft
4.18/5 rDev +3.5%
Another throw in from the beer bandit. Bottled on 2/23/11.
Unexpected, clear dark orange/amber brew into my Ommegang Anniversary glass. A mountain of lumpy cream-colored head. Blotchy lace.
Smell is very green, like alfalfa pellets. Twiggy & just barely scented with sweet florals & graham crackers.
Gentle pine resin, florals & earth all playing around in the taste. Dark bread crust, salt, & just a twinge of actual bitterness that lingers just a moment. A little juicy. Faint citrus. Some dank. Quite gentle.
Body is a tad chalky. Carbonation is just okay. Alcohol is fine by me. Not at all thick.
A dry-hopping clinic going on here. This stuff is tasty. :D
03-17-2011 04:06:00 | More by PEBKAC
Mayflower Spring Hop from Mayflower Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.