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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2013

Gravity @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Unclear medium yellow colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, rye, fruity, moderate hoppy, citrus, lime. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration, lime peel bitter, salty notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120808]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
8th August 2012
GBBF. Hazy pale gold beer, suddy white head. Light palate - clean and slightly dry. Nice light floral hops with a touch of citrus well buried. Mild fresh hop sting. Mild minerals. Not sure about rye spice - maybe but the hop string is disguising it. Semi dry finish. Light and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2012
cask at GBBF 2012 ... hazy yellow ... bubbly white head ... dry zezty lemon ... crisp clean ... light lemon zezt ... juicy ... crackin

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
12oz bottle. Small white head atop hazy straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon, some orange, wheat, light spicy. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, straw, some orange, light spicy. Light body, some effervescence. Nice "summer" beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2012
12oz bottle-tight foamy white-hazy straw with green tint. A-sweet wheat/rye-spice. T-wheat, yeast, spice hops. Lt body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Crisp hay-like malts and balanced herbal, citrusy hoppiness compliment this low gravity rye beer’s lean, effervescent body.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the hazy pale golden.
-This is as effervescent as their Pale Ale, but it works better here (their PAle felt thin and empty whereas this one is supposed to be light).
-Is it me or this has a clove-like weizen yeast touch?
-The hops provide a decent herbal bitterness.

On tap in Cambridge.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6667) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6081) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Tap at Willimantic. Hazy gold pour with a clingy white head. Nice rye bit to the nose and taste. Easy drinker and full flavored.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5992) - 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!


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