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RATINGS: 123   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fishonmyplane (465) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2012
I didn’t really notice the honey. This beer just seemed very bland, slightly sweet, and very musty. Earthy, but not in a good way. Medium bodied. Not much more to say because it’s such an unremarkable beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holdwine (1079) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Pretty average blond, even with the addition of the honey. The sweetness certainly pops up everywhere. But, it begs the question, why do it? Not much else to say.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lobotomy (5) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2012 does not count
12oz. Bottle into pint glass. Aroma was... plastic-y? I don?t know how to describe it. It wasn?t offensive, just... odd. Appearance was golden yellow, which was expected. Taste is one dimensional, bitter taste that lingers on the back of the tongue. I remember this being a better beer last time I had it. Overall, it isn?t that great, but I have had much worse

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours clean golden with 2 fingers of fluffy beige head that laced the glass. Aroma is rotted malt. Sweet straw and honey taste.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
golden to very light amber small white head... malty sweet pale lightly grassy mildly offensive some light honey kinda boring...

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
reggiedunlop (3121) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2012
Pours a clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma has a straw/barf nastiness. Flavor is earthy with a touch of bitter spicy/grassiness...lots of straw and mild breadiness. Mouthfeel is light/medium with a earthy/barfy slightly bitter finish. Sucks.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (5841) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle. This is pretty much what you’d expect all the way around. Light and clear golden straw color, sticky white head. Oozes with a sticky sweetness, the honey most evident. Finishes with an odd mellow funkiness. My burly buddies would call this a ’chick beer’. (#4570, 4/22//2012)

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sonnycheeba (3643) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2012
Tap. Pours clear gold with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is rotten citrus, straw, wet grain, and grassy hops. Flavor is grainy malt with faint hops; dry finish. Light body, medium carbonation, and low warmth.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9903) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2012
Tap. Pours clear light copper with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is light honey malt, straw and meal malt, spicy and earthy hops with faint fruity esters. Flavor is malt forward, medium hops and bitterness, light esters and a dry finish. Light body, warmth and medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
On tap at waterfront ale house with Joey. Simple ale.. More interesting than your run of the mill lager. Some honey and crisp.


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