Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale | Mayflower Brewing Company

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Mayflower Thanksgiving AleMayflower Thanksgiving Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
The first and only perennial offering in our Cooper’s Series of limited batch beers. Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale is an inspired blend of two brewing styles: American Strong Ale and English Old Ale. Aged on American white oak, this full-bodied brew warms the soul with hints of caramel, vanilla and spicy nuts. The perfect beverage for our favorite holiday.

Added by Todd on 10-20-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
226
Reviews:
96
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.34%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 226 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of LutherBrau
4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of WunderLlama
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tap poured into pub glass

Clear amber orange

Aroma of sweet malt

Nice malt taste

Smooth, clean finish

Repeatable, seasonable favorite that is worth seeking out for the holidays

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Very good. Dark for an ale with complex spice notes. If you can find it, buy it. These are limited release and usually go fast!

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark reddish nut-brown ale, very clear when held up to the light, and topped by a thin cream head with decent retention.

Very mild aroma, focusing on toffee and caramel, and spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon. A bit of vanilla. Most of the aroma is driven by strong malts.

Flavor matches my expectations, coming somewhere between an English Old Ale and an American Barleywine. The malt profile is certainly of the former: caramel and toffee; dark fruit - plums, cherries, grapes, and prunes; vanilla; walnuts and pecans; cinnamon and nutmeg. Not overly sweet. It reflects the latter with a bitter, hoppy finish, cleansing the palate with mostly earthy, neutrally bitter hops, but also a faint kiss of citrus.

Medium length wet finish; medium bodied. A little sting; quite lively. Slightly syrupy. A sipper due to the complex and thick malt base.

This is a very, very tasty brew, and I can definitely see it serving the advertised purpose: a Fall evening sipper, perfect for the holidays. It could easily fill the role of your evening Belgian nightcap (if you have one).

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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Photo of WyethBednar
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Incredibly smooth, very well balanced. A little malty and a little sweet with a really great head. This was the first legal beer I ever got and I've been trying to find it again ever since but it's tricky to find. Still remains my favorite beer I've ever had

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Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 226 ratings.
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