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RATINGS: 121   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 ďlogs,Ē 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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Bottle: This beer is not amazing, but itís not terrible. Honey dominates the aroma followed by a little bit of hops. Overall this is a weaker aroma. Taste is not big either - notes of honey, citrus & hop bitterness, very mild light malts. Not one of the best from Long Trail.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2003
I cannot say anything good about thios beer but if someone wants to make a mead then make one this is a sorry attemt at something that in the end turned up as swill!!!!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2003
Unattractive, fizzy orange caramalt aroma...Citrusy hops and fruity malt hug the carbonation to merge with the emerging, authentic honey...Honey bitterness hastily vanishes into the void of an aftertaste...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2003
Honey nose, colour, small disappearing white head. Sweet, and thats about where it goes. Lacking in depth, flavor and all of the above...Im not too impressed...Sorry LT!

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2003
Has a golden/yellow color with some carbonation and a sweet, but somewhat tinny smell. Taste is also a bit tinny and finishes with a slight bitterness. Overall too american standardish for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2003
Golden amber color topped with a medium thick white head and good lace. Slightly sweet aroma wiht hoppy undertones. Hoppy flavor with a slight sweetness and a little maltiness. Dry and medium bodied.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2002
light color, light flavors smells ídustyí. I do not taste the honey. Anyone interested ib tasting a New England Honey Beer needs to try Brother Adams Bragget Honey Ale from Bar Harbor.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2002
Kind of plain,. but very smooth. A little on the sweet side, but nothing that could be found offensive. Wont go lookin for this one, but I would drink it again.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2002
the label needs an overhaul. the cartoon bear and little bees and gay flowers are better suited to a little girlís lunchbox. the beer looks as brassy as an eagle on a flagpole, tho the head wasnít as proud. it was all it could do to manage a loose necklace of end-to-end bubbles once around the glass. moderate aroma like one of those breakfast cereals with toasted grains, nuts and honey, also a sour note that i pressume the composer didnít intend. i donít know if itís old-- i donít have my secret decoder ring to decipher the freshness date. (i have a peeve with these "best by:..." addendums to the label that are probably meant to be illegible. this one looks like it was rubberstamped by a drunken monkey as it shot by on the conveyor belt). anyway,itís okay tasting at best-- for the eveningís first beer. grainy, lite vanilla bean flavor, the bitterness is metallic, a hint of sauerkraut juice, not much body. if my trash basket was on fire, iím not sure if iíd pour this beer on it, or go and fetch some water.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2002
I did not like this. Apparently, thereís honey in here, but it was non present. All I tasted was a sub-par stock ale that wasnít really done all that well to begin with. The labeling is totally kitschy, too. Itís something my sister would call "cute". Long Trail fails to impress.


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