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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Bottle pours a hazy yellow with a medium bubbly white head that laced. Aroma of lemon, light rye, banana and some tropical fruits. Flavor of lemon zest, light rye, cheerios and banana.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MaBeer1972 (1715) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2010
I tried this the same time I had the Wachusett Rye. This one was not quite as good. On the hoppy side, which makes it not all that refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1539) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with moderate white head. Aroma has plenty of yeast and floral hops with some banana. Flavor is a really nice mix of banana, perfume, and papaya. Crisp finish with a light body. Very nice summer beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Bottle. One of the uglier beers I have seen. A pale cloudy yellow with hints of orange and a musty white head. Nose is a dry rye note, light pepper and clove. Palate is very stingy with a very dirty and acidic feeling. Flavor is lemon, dirt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (2019) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2010
12oz bottle. Not at all what I was expecting but not bad. Similar to a white beer in look and taste. Pours cloudy golden white with very little head. Has a nice spicy bite to it. Amazing that it is this good for such a low abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (5371) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Pours hazy pale lemon into a shaker. Bright white head recedes to skim surface. Wheat and rye aromas. Crisp, sharp rye from front to back. Lasting bitter rye finish. There certainly is rye in this beer. A bit of a one trick pony, but if you’re in the mood for a flavorful low abv beer, this certainly packs a flavor...rye.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
halfonit (1306) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2010
On tap at Battleship Brewhouse. Pours a cloudy yellow color. Aroma is of cat piss, lemon peels, slight rye, and citrus. Flavor is nothing impressive. There’s alot of rye up front with a light lemon peel and coriander. It’s seems to be a little skunked. Leaves a bitter unpleasant finish. This one is definitely a swing-and-a-miss.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2009
BCTC 09. on tap at the mayflower campsite. Pours a nice clear blond crackery yellow with a modest white head. Aroma is fresh crackery malts, bready dough, light spicy nutty rye, and some light floral hops. Flavor is clean refreshing, bready crackery malts, some rye, earth and herbs with a clean crisp finish. Real nice- esp for the alcohol- good summer camping beer for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2009
In short: Far from thin despite the 3.8%, this is a pleasant mix of a rye beer with grassy hops. Nice session beer.
How: Tap at Red Bones, Boston
The look: Clear yellow-blonde body topped by a long-lasting small white head
In long: The pleasant nose displays grassy hops (almost Saaz-like) and rye. Taste is very satisfying for a below 4% brew. Enough cereals to make for a surprisingly full body (considering it is a below 4% brew). A light-moderate rye presence, some meringue, a citric touch, dry spicy grass, herbal notes. The hops dominate. Finish is a mix of dry spicy bitterness and lemony tartness. This was full and satisfying enough to pass as a 5%+ beer any day. At Red Bones the beer was described as being 3.8%, not 3.7% as the ratebeer entry. Youhou! I got the Imperial Mayflower Summer Rye Ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9550) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Another tap in the Mayflower and homebrew tent area at BCTC. Pours a barely hazy yellow with a medium white head. Touch of grain on an otherwise spicy nose. Thin to medium bodied. Finishes with an almost wheaty aspect. After the Audacity of Hops, this just couldn’t compare.

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