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Mayflower Maibock | Mayflower Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 17
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap 5/31/2015 at Battleship Brewhouse, Fall River, MA served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains lager yeast, honey, caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a hearty malt character. Then some sweet flavors of honey and caramel come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of smcolw
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on May 25, 2015 on tap at The Lower Depths in Boston.

Gold to amber color, clear. Good initial head. Leaves a ring of lace at the top of glass. No lace toward the bottom.

A bit of corn and a touch of earthiness.

Sweet malt on the tongue initially. A moderate flow to a neutral hop bitterness. Round (close to full) body. Good carbonation.

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Photo of illpass78
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Half pint on draught in a stange-type "snack glass" at Bukowski's in Boston. (BA lists this beer as "retired," but Mayflower appears to have unearthed it for the season.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper with a short white head that sticks around a bit. Some ring lacing left behind.

Aroma: Earthy, grassy and slightly malty. Fairly neutral on the whole.

Taste: Tasty, richer-than-average lager taste with a grassy bite. Little sweet caramel, little biscuit.

Mouthfeel: Medium-to-low-medium depth. Not a powerhouse beer despite the slightly high ABV.

Overall: Nice springy bock. Mayflower is my favorite Mass. brewer as of now - I'll try anything they put out, and I'm glad I tracked down this. Paired really well with my hot dogs, I might add.

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Photo of tigg924
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Had at New World Tavern--Plymouth

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, moderate carbonation, gold in color, clear

Smell: toasted malt and light caramel

Taste: big time sweet caramel, light mix of earthy and grassy hops that really show at end

Mouthfeel: very sweet with slightly bitter end, moderate carbonation, medium-light bodied

Overall: Delicious especially if you like sweeter beers. Reminds me a bit of the Southern Tier Cuvee beers without the oaking. Hopefully they will bottle this at some point.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler, the beer is a hazy, cloudy, yellow-gold coloring with a light, fluffy, filmy white coating of head. Aromas of toasted biscuits, floral highlights, and a subtle kiss of hops. Flavors are rich and roasted, with a butter and biscuit backbone supporting a mild fruit blend of pear and pineapple, along with a wet, subtle, resiny hops balance. Very solid lacing along the glass as you drink. The aftertaste is roasty and spiced, with a tangy fruit sweetness that borders on cloying. Smooth, midbodied, the beer has a rich, slick finish.

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Mayflower Maibock from Mayflower Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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