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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Pollenator Golden Ale is brewed with over three pounds of fresh New England honey in every barrel. Inspired by no particular style at all, Pollenator is free as a bee with no strings attached. A refreshing Golden Ale perfect for casual spring and summer fun and whatever comes naturally!
Available Spring and Summer.

Style: Spring Ale
Color: Vibrant Gold
Bitterness Units: 23
ABV: 4.6%
Date of Introduction: 1996
Malts: 2-Row and Crystal
Hops: Nugget and Cascade
Packages Available: Six packs and twelve packs of 12 ounce bottles, five gallon “logs,” 50L (13.2-gallon) kegs
Availability: Spring Seasonal
Description: Features a medium amber body, balanced with a modest amount of Willamette hops. This spring ale is highly drinkable, flavorful and finishes clean and crisp.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerdedone (2663) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Sampled at vt brewfest 09. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, mild hops, and a hint of honey. Flavor was light grain, a touch of lemon and a bit of honey with a dry hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Pours gold with a nice white head. Smells of sweet malt and fruity with some peppery splashes. Tastes of sweet malt, some pepper, some fruity hints on the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pistolpete (203) - USA - JUL 30, 2009
bomber bottle... pours light gold, not much going on taste wise, kind of reminds me of a miller lite... drinkable but does not stand out

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bomber. Never left the bottle. Simple grain y with a light fruity sweetness. Hint of lemon and a hint of citrus. Simple and average.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gabler (87) - , New York, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Tap. Nice looking golden ale. Refreshingly yellow pour with a nice white head. Interesting aroma that I loved...lemony, honeyey. The flavor is crisp and with a nice character from the honey and lemon jam going on. I really liked this one a lot, I wish I can find it down here in NY.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcox90 (1563) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 4, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a gold color with a thin white head. Aroma is lemon and honey, although faint on both counts. Palate is average with low carbonation. Taste is a bland mix of grain, honey and just a hint of hops. Kind of a bland, boring brew. At least it was only $2.99.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2009
22oz Bottle, marked 060209; "20th Anniversary Brew". Pours transparent yellow amber, capped with a tall white head. Aroma of grain, lemon, and wheat, with a hint of honey. Flavor is fairly mild, with wheat and citrusy hops the primary flavors, with faint honey in the background. Fairly thin bodied. Decent enough, and pretty refreshing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogfish120love (959) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Pours a blend of orange and yellow somewhat golden straw in color. Smells of corn and cereal which dominates the flavor as well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1904) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Sampled at ACBF. Honey aroma with a slight amount of sour malt. Clear golden color with a small white head. Sweet and a little bitter beginning with a sweet honey finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 7, 2009
20th Anniversary Limited Release! 22oz brown glass pry-top. Date stamp on neck 060209. Appearance: Poured into a Long Trail Imperial pint. Thick bone white stiff head on top of a crystal clear amber beer. Nose: Some sweet honey notes, wild flowers, light biscuity note. Palate: Medium-bodied and sweet with honey up front. The honey fades into English ale-like malt flavors, and rounds out. The finish picks up an odd bitter note, doesn’t seem like hop bitterness, more earthy and twig-like bitterness. Notes: An easy going summer sipper. Nothing fancy, but fairly smooth and drinkable. FFO Magic Hat’s Hocus Pocus.


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