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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drmachata (7) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 10, 2009 does not count
Pleasant gold color with a quick white head and light lace. Excellent example of golden ale. Clean bodied with sweet start and gentle bite at the end. Hints of spice. A solid pour.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Cask at burkowskis in Cambridge. Pours golden with a HUGE head. Especially for a cask beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rjplumer (1007) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Golden pour with a fluffy white head and lace. Aroma of light malt and not much more. Flavor of semi sweet malt with a bit of a cloying sweet finish. Medium bodied with excellent carbonation. I think this may be one of the best golden ales I’ve had. It didn’t have much on the aroma but pretty flavorful for a golden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Sweet bread aroma with a light twang of hops. Lightly sweet flavor with a light bitter hop finish. Some light nutmeg in the aftertaste. Kinda interesting and not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
Pale golden colour with a sticky white head. Aroma is softly fruity. Light apricot and a bit of soft spicy hoppiness. Lean pale malt and a bit of grassy/herbal hops over the light crackery malts. Nice soft aroma with a little bit of fruitiness. This sort of reminds me of Coopers Sparkling Ale, with the mix of soft apple and apricot fruitiness and light spicy hoppiness. Soft palate... really quite tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (5536) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Pours light gold into a shaker. Bright white head with very good retention leaves spotted sheets as it recedes to coat surface. Light malt aromas. Crisp and light with a dry cracker finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2008
20080809 12oz bottle thanks to Frumpty. Clear gold, little head, nearly still in appearance. Aroma is extremely mild, crusty white bread, slight hay. Body is light, low eff. Mild grainy fruits, more white bread, lightly bitter to finish. Decent enough.

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