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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.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jgb9348 (4771) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2013
Very clear golden coloured body with a thinnish, one centimetre tall pale white head. Aroma of rice, light cardboardie malt and a hint of citrus - after that, nothing at all noticeable - not so great. Light-bodied; Sharp metallic and medicinal flavours roaming at first with some lighter citrus, lemons and metal coming through, a hint of rice with a finish of cardboard - not pleasant again. Aftertaste is very pungent form the off-flavours, but a light hop/medicine flavour just comes through. Overall, not such a good beer, frankly, as expected - but not really worth spending money on. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia for US$1.49 on 02-April-2013 sampled a day later on 03-April-2013 from home in Washington.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lightrider (311) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a light amber with a fine head. Aroma is slight malt. Taste is a hop bitter malt. Finish is a bitter wash. Not a bad ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 2, 2013
Pours a golden colored yet clear body and leaves a white one finger head, sliding lacing, the smell has a decent combination of citrus, grains, hops, the taste has the grains and hops dominate over citrus, palate is light, smooth, sessionable, watery aftertaste, sweet finish, overall: this is a nice sessionable English Pale, good for style and good for me

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (3295) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Draft @ Holy Grail, Epping, NH on March 4, 2013. Standard pint glass shows a nearly clear gold, frothy head with lace. Nose and taste are simple. Nose is honey and pale malt. Flavor is grainy malt, strong notes of honey and a faint hop in the background. Light body with a clean finish. Simple and easy to drink. It is what it is; simple. You should can drink a bunch of these in a session.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
boxofrane (2143) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle from wegmans. Pours clear gold with a medium sized head, tons of carbonation. The aroma is not great, biscuity lager notes. The taste is lightly sweet, toasted, more lager notes. OK

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (4032) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 21, 2013
12oz bottle. Looks light. Aroma of pale and caramel malts, a little honey, and floral hops. Flavor about the same. Average texture. Not a bad beer for the style.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Had high hopes for this beer but it fell short. Not really much balance. I wouldn’t get it again.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rodenbach99 (3183) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
Bouteille de 12oz achetée au Vermont par Patrick. Bière dorée foncée avec une mousse blanche beige durable. Le nez est discret, commerciale (mega-brasserie) avec du miel liquide. La bouche est crémeuse, la texture intéressante mais les saveurs un peu insignifiantes avec des notes de miel et un fond commercial. 4+/10

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3219) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
Une petite bouteille. Une robe blonde sur laquelle flotte une mousse bien blanche. Un nez de fleurs de miel doux et de céréales granuleuses. Des saveurs collées aux parfums. Un corps de blonde avec un pétillement forcé et une texture à la limite huileuse. Une finale qui permet la naissance d’une amertume. Sans intérêt mais tout de même facile à boire.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a golden-amber color with a large creamy orange-white head that lingered an d left decent lacing. The aroma was overwhelmingly skunky with a light citric undertone. The flavor was tangy honey, a touch of citrus and was moderately skunky. Medium length tangy honey and citrus finish. Medium body. Too bad about being skunked because there was some promise here.


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