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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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A “very sweet brook” welcomed the cold and thirsty Pilgrims to Plymouth. Today, it provides us with the soft water that is perfectly suited for brewing lighter-colored and milder beers. Mayflower Golden Ale is crisp and dry with a slight malt flavor and a subtle hop spice. This straw-colored ale provides easy drinkability for the novice yet plenty of flavor for the most discriminating connoisseur.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2043) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 18, 2012
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
annunz123 (844) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2012
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kassner (1338) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
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

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1125) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 2, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arvonetics (9) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2011 does not count
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2011
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours hazy golden with gushing white head. Aromas of bready malts and some fruit. Flavors are much the same. Drinkable and enjoyable brew, but does not offer a great deal of complexity or flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2011
Good drinkability though a malt story. Deep golden body with foaming offwhite head. The aromas are a little distracting. Good malts, with a mild hop finish, nicely carbonated. Refreshing on the first warm day of spring.Thanks Jay.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rjplumer (373) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Has a nice golden color. Has a slightly bitter taste at first but finishes dry. I found it to be very refreshing and grew on me with every mouthful. I sense a hint of fruitiness but otherwise I found it be a well balanced brew. I’ll look for this one again in the future.


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