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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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2.9
Niko100 (2930) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2013
Nice straw/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, yeast, some floral/fruit, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, hops/grain, and some fruit; Crisp finish; Overall, nothing offensive - decent.

2.9
rocbyter (2131) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Light malt aroma with hints of floral hops. Hazy golden color with a small white head. Light sweet and bitter throughout.

2.8
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Very mild flavors. Touch of citrus in the front and some bitterness but overall pretty boring.

2.6
scarletfire65 (1472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle from the Mayflower Compact Signature Variety pack. Clear and pale yellow. The aroma is of sweet grain, fresh and clean. Light bodied with good carbonation. Nearly flavorless, maybe some hints of corn, grass, and lightly hopped. One dimensional but very light and drinkable.

3.2
puboflyons (3438) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 18, 2012
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a marking of IKG-G5731712. The pour is straw yellow with a huge, puffy white head that lingers on. The aroma is grainy, crisp, and clean. The body is light. The taste is pretty straight forward for the style with a grainy character at first followed by a low but lingering hop bitterness. Not bad.

3.3
annunz123 (957) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Malt and flowery hops in the aroma, with some lemon/citrus. Flavor starts sweet and finishes with some hop bitterness. Nothing special, but a good, easy-drinking beer.

2.7
kassner (1666) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Very nice if a little on the thin side for what I think of as a Golden Ale. this is more of a miller in Ale’s clothing. It is nice and drinkable, with modest clean hops and some fruits

2.7
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle, Pours clear dark yellow with a thin and fading white head. Aroma of old grass, nuts, spice. Light body, medium carbonation. Slightly sweet, with a little bread and nuts. Lightly spicy finish with a lingering hint of pine... pretty much light from start to finish. No real flaws, easy drinker.

3.7
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.

3.8
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.


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