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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Pollinator is a dry hopped (cascades) spiced blackberry hydromel. Pistils of Pollinator are crafted in honor of the industrious honey bees. Responsible for over one-third of the world’s food supply they have worked thanklessly through the ages. Threatened today by Colony Collapse Disorder and other man-made threats, the weight of the world is getting a little heavier for the honey bee. Raise a glass to the Pollinator and click here for details on how you can help.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emerge077 (50) - RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Complaining that mead is still, now that’s funny. This is pretty nice stuff. Lightly pink rosé tone, bright clarity. Aroma is pretty light and mild, vague honey and berry. Taste is the highlight, tart blackberry, mildly fruity, mildly sweet. Finished with little residual sweetness. Crisp and clean, wish there was some Cascade aroma but overall it tastes great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (6570) - Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent light cherry with white lacing and no visible carbonation. Smells of honey and mild blackberry. The first whiff was body odor, but maybe it was a passer by? It got better, but never to the point of good. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Not bad, but soft and underwhelming.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (3771) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2015
500 ml bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The mead is a clear red color with no sign of carbonation. There was just a slight hiss when I popped the cap. The aroma has perfumy berries and unripe blackberry notes. When i say unripe, i mean mostly green still. Not even sour. A little bit peppery. Lighter and airy in body. It’s a still mead, so no fizz on the tongue. Just slick across the tongue.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Linder24 (5) - Akron, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015 does not count
This is the best Meadery in Ohio! The owner is awesome! I will definitely be going there again!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (6957) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange. Honey sweetness, some berry juiciness, very faint acidity, and a honey sweet finish. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tchaos (326) - Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear reddish-purple with slight carbonation. Aroma of Berry, honey, and spice. Tastes of blackberry, honey, With a crisp, dry finish. Nice hydromel.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
drpimento (2482) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2015
First thing I noticed about this was no sound when I opened the bottle and it was indeed flat.. For that the aroma and appearance would have been better, but now not exactly bad. Appearance is a clear pink red brick. Aroma is spicy berry honey. Flavor’s similar to nose, somewhat bittersweet, honey is definitely in the background, no hops I can pick up; no off flavors. Really not bad, but I think would have been so much better. Same thing with body. A pity I ended up with a flat bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2932) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Shared 500 ml. bottle poured to snifters, displaying a clear & bright, rosy color, with some bubbles that quickly dissipated to an expected, non-existent head, and a light, syrupy coating that showed some leggy spots on the glass. The nose offered a bit of alcohol presence, berries, hops?, and a light, chemical scent. The taste recovered with expressive berry flavor which I didn’t necessarily sense as blackberry, and honey sweetness, in a medium body, with slight, but inviting spritziness on the tongue. Any hop influence may have been present in the aroma, but not noticed, or disguised in the taste. A tasty, cordial-like drink, nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4587) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Cranberry nose, honey underneath. Rose colored, moderate carbonation. Vinous, blackberry, black grapes. Medium body, spritzy. Similar to a wine cooler, enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (9170) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
375ml bottle. This is my favorite from these guys surpsingly I think it is suprisingly dry and quite hoppy to go with the balckberry, super complex.


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