Autumn Wheat Ale | Mayflower Brewing Company

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Autumn Wheat AleAutumn Wheat Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Dark Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mcallister on 08-18-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
114
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
13.26%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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4.02/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

A great October beer, this is not over the top pumpkin or all-spice or cardamon. Worth a drink for sure.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Really good nice and toasty with a zing to it.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to garlicfire for this brew.

PKG: 08/31/10

Pours a nice dark brown color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy off-white head, with some minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some very nice chocolate/toffee notes, bready. The taste is malty, slightly sweet, nice chocolate/toffee notes. Medium body. Drinkable, I like this one, recommended.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Hojaminbag
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mayflower Autumn Wheat Ale has a brown body that proves to be a dark ruby color when held up to the light. The tan head us fairly solid looking and is made up of small, tightly packed bubbles. The retention is good and the lacing covers my glass in sheets.

The aroma is what I would expect from a dark wheat beer, and it is rather good. A ton of fruity yeast characteristics team up with a hint of spiciness from the same source. Bread-like wheat malts combine with rich malts that smell like caramel and toffee.

The beginning features all of the wheat and yeast characteristics. A slightly bread-like twang from the yeast and lots of yeast-induced fruit flavors that range from banana (or bubble gum) to a little bit of a darker fruit taste. Next comes the spicy, phenolic yeast qualities, that transition into darker malts. The finish features the darker malts that are rich and sweet with caramel or toffee flavors, but they also a lot of chocolate that I missed in the aroma. The finish, and especially the aftertaste, even have some roasted malt flavor to them. The more I drink of this beer, the more that roasted flavor reminds me of charred malts, and the more it asserts itself. I don't mind it though. Mayflower produced a wheat ale with a pretty good balance of yeast, light wheat, and rich sweet malts. My only complaint is a hint of an iron flavor in the finish; Autumn Wheat Ale is a winner as far as I'm concerned.

The carbonation is high, but the body manages to be a bit creamy and quite nice.

I'm a fan of mayflower, but this beer exceeded my expectations. On a pretty gold fall night, this was a great choice.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.99/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Red/Brown color with ruby on the edges. Head settles down , leaves very little lacing. Very attractive color though
S: Toasted malt predominates, with aroma of toffee and cereal grain. Hints of wheat and the common hefeweizen esters as well.
T: Once again malt is predominating. Though it is classified as a wheat ale it tastes like a marzen that somebody splashed a bit of hefeweizen into. Definately not a bad thing though, the beer tastes great. Similar to the aroma, tastes of toffee and cereal malt, as well as a touch of banana bread on the finish.
F: Light in body, for the most part. Smooth and refreshing, Medium carbonation
O: At first, thought this beer was kind of bland, but as my palate adjusted the subtleties and nuances of the beer came through, it proved to be a great beer in both flavor and enjoyment. Not my first go with this and certainly won't be my last.

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3.97/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jondeelee
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Autumn Wheat Ale begins with rich, bread-like aromas, reminiscent of fresh loaves of whole wheat. Spicy notes accompany this, adding layers of pepper and light clove. A good layer of citrus (lemon, orange, grapefruit) rounds out the nose's primary flavors.

On the tongue, the brew brings an immediate toasted wheat and malt base, with not only the bready notes from the nose, but a noticeable, quasi-sour maltiness, somewhat akin to sourdough, or even rye. Brown sugars help somewhat soften this, and fruit esters (orange, banana) mixed with clove and lychee nut add further flavor. There's also a good toasted pecan base, as well as a hop hit, which brings tart grapefruit to the mix. The aftertaste is a continuation of the main mouthful, with emphasis on the rye and more sour flavors (though nothing approaching a Flemish ale). Mouthfeel is medium-light, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is quite good beer, and the rich, spicy, bready flavors make this a nice accompaniment to encroaching Fall weather. The beer does want for a slight boost in sugars to further combat the tart and sour flavors, but even without it, I'd go back for seconds.

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3.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into my trusty weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark brownish ruby with a big foamy tan head. Lots of lace. Looks great in the glass.

Aroma: Smells of wheat, burned toast, and a little hint of coffee or chocolate. Some hops, too.

Taste: This beer has a tasty profile with a malt-forward base and hints of chocolate, dark wheat toast, a little caramel, and some floral hops.

Mouthfeel: A very smooth beer. Medium bodied. Great autumn depth.

Overall: I like this beer, and this brewery. One of my favorite fall seasonals of this year. I'l drink anything that says Mayflower on the label.

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Autumn Wheat Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company
3.47 out of 5 based on 114 ratings.
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