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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msante79 (2217) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (9981) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rjplumer (764) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndyAvalanche (32) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2011
I was pretty exited to try this because I really like Mayflower’s IPA and Pale ale but it didn’t quite live up to the hype. I poured it into a glass and it does have a nice golden color, but it’s pretty average from that point on. It smells like any basic macro brew beer while having a very bland taste, almost kind of watered down. Probably would be pretty refreshing on a hot day to go with a light snack, but other than that I wouldn’t really recommend it. I’d stick with one of Mayflower’s other brews.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Tasted almost the same as the pale ale to me, maybe a little on the lighter side but pretty similar overall. Well carbonated and refreshing, just nothing out of the ordinary. Solid.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2010
12 oz. bottle. this one actually was very drinkable and refreshing. nice finish on the palate. yellow with medium head. full bodied,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Bottle leftover from camping up at Hill Farmstead. Pours a clear gold with a medium sized creamy white head. Soft hay, a bit of green apple and yeast over some candy sugar. Medium bodied, creamy, a bit of cream ale flavor and some off flavors as well. A bit bitter on the finish. Not bad, not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerman6686 (5619) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2010
This poured a straw to golden yellow color with a white head. Aroma was grainy pale malt, some yeastyness and nothing else really. Flavor was light, pale malt, a little grain, bread and some biscut. Nothing offensive but extremely boring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kevinkarpiak (18) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2010 At $4 a pint, this is by far the best value right now at The Dive Bar in Worcester, MA. Refreshing, with taste.... After another tasting, not as big a fan. Maybe it was the electricity of a spring storm coming in last time, or the aftertaste of red chili flakes from my pasta now, but either way I probably won’t get this again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimhilt (2490) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Pours a four finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Crystal clear pale yellow color. Nose is green apples. Flavor is green apples, hints of caramel and some hops. Unusual golden. $1.85 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

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