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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 220 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium gold with a fair white head. No lacing.

Smells of light grain, some grassy notes. Mild.

Mild flavors of light grain, some sweet grass notes, some very mild bitterness in a clean finish. A little watery and very average.

Decent carbonation, and light-to-medium bodied.

A clean, non-descript blonde ale. Hot summer better than lawnmower beer. Decent but barely a step above some of the macros out there.

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Photo of kscaldef
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Very light golden color. Fast fading head, and lots of bubbles rising through the beer. Crisp, clean aroma. Lightly floral and spicy. Basically, smells like "beer". Tastes like beer too. Drinkable, unremarkable, unmemorable. Maybe would have been a better choice on a hot, sunny afternoon.

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Photo of THECPJ
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes:
Thanks to mkabull for sending this my way:

Appearance: golden yellow with 1 fingerhead

Smell: wheat, citrus,

Taste: wheat, citrus,

Mouthfeel: mild carbonation, smooth, crisp, clean

Drinkability: It's another drinking beer. Nothing makes this beer stand out.

Cheers,

the CpJ

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Photo of dan4th
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After a sea of strongly flavored beers, this beer took me by surprise with its mildness. At first, I thought I was serving it too cold. The scent and taste are mild. Still, after a conscious decision to let it warm up, I looked down and realized that most of my beer was gone, and I was happy.

It seems tasty, but it's mild and exceedingly drinkable. Not particularly exciting, but solid. Not much for carbonation, and the flavor isn't strong, but a solid offering that disappears quickly. I think I like it, but I may need to "test" another one.

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Photo of PEBKAC
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle from a mixed six from PH Provisions on my way out of town at the end of June. Not feeling the promotional angle, but for the most part, I enjoy their brews.

Pint glass pour. Half a glass of meringue head over a clear & deep chardonnay body.

Smell has a heavy touch of clove upfront. Muddled lemon/banana phenols. The bready malt just hinting at the back.

Taste is simple grain & salt. Cherry pits. Steely/herbal hops that linger just a bit. Cracker finish.

Biting carbonation, dry, pils-like feel.

Not really my thing, but a pretty clean brew. :)

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Photo of woodchipper
3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of DaveD56
3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of LMSMITH
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A. barely any, slight ale
C. Slight brown, no cloud
T. Slight crisp, hoppy, no back taste
F. lite carbonation
Easy drinking, no back taste leaves you wanting to drink more.

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Photo of Rtm05002
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crotharagain
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L - Poured into a Grey Sail Pint glass. Light straw color with little to no foam or lacing. Will try a more aggressive pour next time.
S - No aroma that I could pick up.
T - Given the lack of aroma, I was pleasantly surprised by the rich and complex flavor - strong malty backbone with a smooth finish.
F - Smooth and easy drinking.
O - Reminds me of Foolproof's Barstool. A very decent summer session ale and worth trying more than once.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in a standard pint glass. Upon the initial pour, a frothy, bright white head consumed three-quarters of the glass before eventually settling into a one inch cap embedded with craters and honeycombed with holes. Brew was pale gold and translucent. Nose revealed mostly cereal grains - not much going on there. Taste follows nose with a biscuity finish. Mouthfeel is light and lively and finishes fairly dry. Drinkability is the best part of this beer; easy drinking and sessionable, but somewhat lacking in flavor.

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Photo of TrevorGW
3.29/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The aroma really rubbed me the wrong way on this one. Light ales are not known for their aromas I suppose. Burnt corn and melted butter on the nose ... reminiscent of PBR or Molson.

But once I took a sip I realized it was no Molson. Nice crisp, bready burst of flavor. The clean finish is abrupt, but pleasant. The aroma is still distracting from the flavor, so I would recommend drinking this from the bottle rather than pouring into a nice glass.

A middle-of-the-road craft Golden/Blonde Ale. Could be a good beach/boat beer. I would recommend this to non-beer drinkers. Could be an excellent gateway beer. However, I will stick with the Mayflower Pale Ale in the future.

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Photo of KornWallace
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Date: 10/21/14
Location: Cambridge Whole Foods
Draught/Bottle: Bottle
Glassware: Red Wine Glass

Appearance: Extremely pale on the yellow to pale gold side. Allows a ton of light in and very easy to see through. Bone white carbonation that quickly dissipates. No cling.
Aroma: Very clean aroma, pale malts with a very Bready aroma. Crusts and water crackers. Some bitter scents from the hops as well as a very lemony aroma. Very clean yeast.
Taste: There is a very nice light flavor of bread and butter from the wheats and maybe the yeast. It finishes with a lemony dryness and pucker from the hop and hop bitterings. All the flavors are very clean and nothing is overpowering.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied and very lightly carbonated. A drying mouthfeel from the lemon hop acidity is really the only thing to mention as none of the flavors or even the weight of the beer doesn't last long.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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