Mayflower Summer Rye | Mayflower Brewing Company

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Mayflower Summer RyeMayflower Summer Rye
BEER INFO

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

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Patrick on 06-25-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
195
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
15.88%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 195 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of Sellen
3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TrilliumFan
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Im4jojo
4.89/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ems_backpack
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nebula1999
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BodiesLexus
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank a few bottles of this, before deciding to pour one.
Hmm. It's very white. It's a wit-rye, if you will.
Table-beer strength, reasonable pepper and white wine notes for such a sessionable offering.
Drinks nicely, but lack of depth kind of leaves it wanting -- which I admit can be a good thing. But the base note is hard to find .... I'm left with watery pale wit that has a few interesting notes jumping out. Nice beer for 90 and humid, which it is right now.

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Photo of calmstock
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nosho
2.28/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

Normally I find Mayflower's offerings to be reliably good, with great character. This one, I'm afraid, strikes me as featureless. A pale blond that's a little too pale, almost tasteless, faint nose. The feel is crisp - on a hot day this will have a refreshing feel, but to me, it has no more satisfaction than a bottle of fizzy water.

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Photo of joeroma5
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Botulizard
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lambpasty
4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On draft at the Meadhall in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA

A - Faint yellow with moderate carbonation and a fluffy white 1-finger head.

S - light wheat, floral hops and peppery rye, some notes of citrus rind and brown grass.

T- follows the nose exactly. Really fantastic.

M- light but not watery, and extremely refreshing. Exactly what I want in a session beer.

Overall this is one of the best session ales I've had and at 3.7% really fits the definition. An excellent summer brew.

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Photo of farrago
2.89/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bleached white, uneven surface with many larger bubbles forming random peaks, crests a little over one finger, holds on well enough, the lacing forms as a thin, broad sheet which easily slides back down into the liquid below. The liquid itself is as pale as imaginable, looks like yellow tap water, mild translucency, one big storm of large bubbles rise swiftly upwards. The nose comes across as somewhat “skeletal” as in gaunt and not much happening, floral with chamomile and citrus blossom notes, unprocessed grains, chief most rye, black peppercorns, metallic accents, any fruit to be had mainly green grapes, apples and apricot pits, has sufficient weight to persist in the nostrils. Light-bodied, the lack of flavor is evident from the start making it feel even more dilute. Iron flecks, lemon peels, water crackers, pepper, used tea bags, here does not have the level of florality found in the nose. The carbonation is muscular and round in character, not so much tingly or scrubbing. Muddled white pit fruits and apples. Almost has to have a clean finish as there’s not enough there to make a mess with.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On cask at Stoddards, Boston, MA:

The beer was a pale yellow in color, a little hazy, with light fluffy head that also had some good lacing.

The beer gave off a nice, sweet, light rye aroma. It seems that most cask beers are like this.

The beer had a great taste…more rye malts with a hint of light hoppiness.

The beer was extremely easy to drink, extremely smooth with light carbonation, as expected.

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Photo of h4ger
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kvgomps
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tikk
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AirBob
3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at Stoddard in Boston.

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Photo of brewme
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Found this to be very bland...not a fan....

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Photo of TWStandley
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nickcal
3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rlederman56
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Mayflower Summer Rye from Mayflower Brewing Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 195 ratings.
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