Mayflower Pale Ale | Mayflower Brewing Company

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83
good
212 Ratings
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Mayflower Pale AleMayflower Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
mayflowerbrewing.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DrDogbeer on 02-04-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
212
Reviews:
89
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
10.14%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
36
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a pale burnt orange/copper color with a fingers worth of white foamy head that slid off at a good pace. Mild stringy lace. The aroma had some toast, biscuits, light toffee/caramel malts, dried citrusy tones, some herbal character and ended with a little bit of floral hop quality. The flavor was moderately sweet drawing upon the malts to stiffen the bitterness and almost make me want to say bland but given the style, Ill refrain and say the aftertaste was as expected with a smooth malty contour that followed into the finish. The palate was almost medium bodied, sitting just a touch under and creating a fantastic sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Pretty smooth along my tongue. Overall, as an English pale ale brewed by an American brewer, its hard to knock, my numbers are based on that. And, theres no diacetyl, thats a plus!

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Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DJoe
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephens101
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light red with yellow hues and no head. medium fruits and faint citrus in the aroma. Grainy and fruity (pear and orange) with a respectable hop bite in the finish. A little beer bread and spice is also noticed. Medium in body. Would do in a pinch or would even do not in a pinch.

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Photo of BigSmooth12
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edward_boumil
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap, was the cask aged variant.
What made the beer was by and large the mouthfeel. Absolutely creamy, smooth, balanced and drinkable. Definitely refreshing.
In terms of flavor and aroma, this aspect was very mild, notes of toasty malt and hops were more on the floral/earthy side, beer finishes with a crisp hop bite but as noted it was mild and balanced by the creamy mouthfeel.

Overall an absolutely solid choice for a session, goes back easier than water and tastes pretty good, low ABV and balanced really well, but won't blow your socks off.

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Photo of Im4jojo
4.85/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bitter aftertaste on the back of the tongue.

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Photo of ems_backpack
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mgauthier09
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seakayak
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bharpster
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Proclarush
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber out of the bottle capped less than a month ago. Light head that dissipates quickly leaving a faint layer of carbonation. Nose is all malt and grain - I can't smell any floral or citrus notes from the hops. Taste follows suit - bread, biscuit, hay with a little sugary sweetness and maybe a kiss of orange. Maybe - sometimes it's there most times it's not. Finishes smooth with a lingering taste of oat and some bitterness on the tongue. It's an okay pale ale that could fool me for a lager.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tikk
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redsoxjim
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nickcal
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snowmageddon
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of carney710
3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Had this on draft at a dive bar so I couldn't really get a good feel for the smell and feel but other wise tasted pleasantly surprising

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Photo of rjp217
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hootie159
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Harvest Market.
Deep golden color, caramel and toffee aromas with a hint of earthy earthy hop. Rich toffee maltiness with some earthy mineral to balance. Clean simple easy to drink pale.

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Mayflower Pale Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 212 ratings.
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