Mayflower Golden Ale | Mayflower Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
220 Ratings
Mayflower Golden AleMayflower Golden Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 04-07-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
220
Reviews:
83
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
11.51%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
35
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 220 |  Reviews: 83
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2/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of gfreed
2.35/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Feh-- not worth the bother. Mayflower's duplication of watery, thin, tart, bad lager. You don't need anything special for that. If that's what you want, save the $$ and buy a six of Bud. Otherwise, if you want a nice light beer from Eastern Mass, buy Mayflower Pale Ale or something from Haverhill.

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Photo of PEIhop
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.52/5  rDev -31%

Photo of Coutastic
2.6/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

poured 12oz bottle in to pint glass

A- A dark straw yellow with no head and no lacing

S - Almost no smell at all, just a hint of malt

T- Nothing special, light malt, typical ale style, no aftertaste

M- Good carbonation, no big kick, not much going on

D - Could drink it all day and not remember it....

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Photo of rdilauro
2.83/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

First time trying one of the Mayflower Beers. It came in a 12 variety pack. The pour was not very interesting. Very light color with a light head that didnt last too long.
There was really no distinguishable aroma in the nose. The taste was very light as was the aftertaste.
It was however very clean and crisp. From that point of view, I think it is a good summer beer and still above the large beer companies light ales

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Photo of cbutova
2.91/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Poured into a slim-pint glass with a slightly hazy golden-yellow body. Large, foamy white head forms with big bubbles and great retention. A surprisingly low amount of lace from the massive cap.

S- Laid back but not straining to pick up this aroma. It lends notes of light cracker malts, fruits like apple/white grape and a definite yeast bread presence.

T- On the lighter side and pretty straightforward. Has a clean but noticeable American Ale Yeast presence with notes of fruits, spice and bread. A distinct grain flavor comes from the cracked malts as well as some light sweets. Hops balance it out with floral and grassy herbal influence.

MF- Foamy body with a light consistency and a slightly creamy overall feel. Slight bitterness in the finish but not much at all. The carbonation is high and the foaminess almost takes away from the beer just a bit.

Easy-drinking American Blonde Ale that is fairly straightforward overall.

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Photo of jwc215
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to jcwattsrugger for bringing this back for me from New England.

Pours light golden with a thin white head that becomes a small isolated patch.

The smell is of light grain - some husk. Pretty clean.

The taste is of light sweetness with a chalky, mild non-descript dryness. Bland, with a salty-ish, slightly bready, mild aftertaste.

Light-bodied. Prickly. Pretty watery.

Not crazy about the slightly salty, seltzer-ish aftertaste, though it is brief. Drinks okay, but one was enough (unless it were the "only thing available". Bland.

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Photo of sgregory
3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of callmescraps
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap, had to try.

Appearance - Fairly pale yellow. Small head. No real lacing. Kind of a light gold color.

Smell - Pretty grassy. A hint of spice, but mostly grain.

Taste - More grain. But with a hint of biscuit. Sort of like a Miller Lite with some flavor. Very mellow. Certainly not offensive.

Mouthfeel - Nice and crisp. Good carbonation.

Drinkability -Pretty high. It goes down very smooth. Nice and light. But not terribly interesting.

Eh. It was better than Miller, but not by a huge margin. Very drinkable, however. I wouldn't say no, but I won't seek it out.

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Photo of gwilikers6
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of jwps214
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Jeff_Benson
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of paresis
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Mr_Brewski
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of chrishensley
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of jdhilt
3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a four finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Crystal clear pale yellow color. Nose is green apples. Flavor is green apples, hints of caramel and some hops. Unusual golden. $1.85 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

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Photo of Shy5
3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AndyAvalanche
3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I was pretty exited to try this because I really like Mayflower's IPA and Pale ale but it didn't quite live up to the hype. I poured it into a glass and it does have a nice golden color, but it's pretty average from that point on. It smells like any basic macro brew beer while having a very bland taste, almost kind of watered down. Probably would be pretty refreshing on a hot day to go with a light snack, but other than that I wouldn't really recommend it. I'd stick with one of Mayflower's other brews.

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Mayflower Golden Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 220 ratings.
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