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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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Mayflower Summer Rye Ale is our first take on a summer beer. Low in alcohol, this beer combines rye spiciness with mild and fruity bitterness to provide a well-balanced and refreshing beverage for those hot summer days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6136) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2012. It pours hazy straw yellow, with a thin white head. The nose is spice, soapy lemon, wheat and dough. The taste is straw, hay, wheat, soap, citrus pith, light spice, grapefruit, orange and tangerine. Light-medium body and low carbonation. An enjoyable and tasty session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5174) - ITALY - AUG 9, 2012
chiara non molta schiuma agrumata leggero speziato no n molto corpo beverina ma piuttosto intensa grumata scorza agrume amaro medio

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (613) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2012
12oz bottle into a belgain stemmed super glass. Pours a lemonade yellow, head grows and then fizzels to a small ring around the glass. Taste is of lemon, grass, faint citrus, honey, spices, and hop particles. Quite a groovy brew for a hot day, as the northeast experiences a heat wave. Fantastical in the sense that its an easy drinker, and the abv is super low. And again, that may be its downfall as well. Good brew here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (844) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Light golden color, almost like a witbier.. Grassy hops, citrus, and spice in the aroma. Flavor is mild but clean and crisp, with more citrus and spice. Nothing overwhelming, but more flavor than you get in most summer beers while still nice and drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2012
bought a 6 pack for the humid week. color is clear white with faint yellow, tons of bubbling but little head. the spicy rye aroma comes in strong with some light fruit sweetness like pears. taste is a crisp bitter. A success for a low abv summer lager

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1338) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Sample at the brewer. bright hoiney color, very fruity almost like a Koelsch, fresh and not too much Rye impact. you could drink this pretty easy. not much head or lacing but it was a small glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rjplumer (374) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Had at a party so I couldn’t describe the color. Had a very pilsner like taste. Had a spicy note with a dry finish. Had a nice crispiness and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2590) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2011
on tap at the Publick House brookline 07/08/11. Good aroma, tart, little yeast funk about it, rye give it a nice grabbing scent. Hazed golden yellow color, Minor lace. Light Sour flavor. Light body, thin smooth mouthfeel, dry finish, nice take on a summer beer. certainly would be nice as a lawnmower beer. always nice to have another Mayflower offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3146) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 11, 2011
On tap at Deep Ellum - Allston, MA. In many ways, this was pushing what "session" beer is, because what came in the glass was almost "low alcohol" or a just a whisper of a beer. Faint spicy hop or rye aroma. Flavor was gently sweet and very light, but clean in flavor and at least somewhat expressive of a spicy malt bill. You can beat the flavored drinkability on a beer like this, though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Draft @ Sunset Grill and Tap. Alston, MA. Hazy gold / yellow color. Smell of wheat and rye bread. Taste is much the same with some spice and light hop in the finish. Light bitterness. Pretty good flavor for a low ABV brew. Worth a try if you can find on draft.

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