rocbyter (1980) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light malt aroma with hints of floral hops. Hazy golden color with a small white head. Light sweet and bitter throughout.
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very mild flavors. Touch of citrus in the front and some bitterness but overall pretty boring.
scarletfire65 (1191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Mayflower Compact Signature Variety pack. Clear and pale yellow. The aroma is of sweet grain, fresh and clean. Light bodied with good carbonation. Nearly flavorless, maybe some hints of corn, grass, and lightly hopped. One dimensional but very light and drinkable.
puboflyons (2711) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a marking of IKG-G5731712. The pour is straw yellow with a huge, puffy white head that lingers on. The aroma is grainy, crisp, and clean. The body is light. The taste is pretty straight forward for the style with a grainy character at first followed by a low but lingering hop bitterness. Not bad.
annunz123 (942) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malt and flowery hops in the aroma, with some lemon/citrus. Flavor starts sweet and finishes with some hop bitterness. Nothing special, but a good, easy-drinking beer.
kassner (1462) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice if a little on the thin side for what I think of as a Golden Ale. this is more of a miller in Ale’s clothing. It is nice and drinkable, with modest clean hops and some fruits
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, Pours clear dark yellow with a thin and fading white head. Aroma of old grass, nuts, spice. Light body, medium carbonation. Slightly sweet, with a little bread and nuts. Lightly spicy finish with a lingering hint of pine... pretty much light from start to finish. No real flaws, easy drinker.
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JAN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very easy to drink blonde ale, and usually not the best style for body and flavor, but this would be a good session ale if your drinking all day. On draft at the brewery, pours a cloudy yellow, large white head, hops and caramel malts in the aroma and flavor, easy to drink.
arvonetics (9) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2011 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Is it just me, or have Mayflower’s caps become noticeably more resilient?
Good carbonation, but a faint greasy head doesn’t last long. The aroma is mild, but nice, with the grain not far past.
If this is an American Dortmunder style, I love it, if it isn’t, I still love it. This is a great, clean beer. Zero chill haze and a substantial malt presence for something so "lite". This is one of my frequent go-tos and is a beer I am proud to say is brewed in Massachusetts. Thank you Matt Steinberg for writing this recipe, Flying Dog Tire Bite has lost a customer to you sir.
This is beer meant to to drunk in the more historical sense, no need to waft aromas all night. Chill one down and slug it after breaking a sweat.
mansquito (4469) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blanchard’s, Allston sixpack ($10.69): Pours a pale golden color with a small white head. Aroma is of a little bit of bread, some straw, and a pleasant amount of hops. Basically, this beer is a refreshing and very crisp golden ale. Moderate amount of hop bitterness, and the hop character is actually pretty well done. Malt backbone is not the fattest thing in the world, but is sufficient for my palate. I thought it was good, though not extraordinary.