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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2147) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2012
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 012312. The color is golden yellow with slow moving carbonation leading up to a large, white fizzy head that lingers for a time. The aroma is sweet with roasted barley malts and a more subtle but clean hop backdrop. The body is light and creamy. This beer is refreshing with a pleasant balance and moderate bitterness. It is a finely crafted spring ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5251) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle. Gold in color with a tall, foamy white head. Aroma is sweet malt, grains, honey and floral hops. Taste is sweet with grains, malt notes, honey, floral hops, and slight fruit flavors. Body is light-medium with a bubbly carbonation. Ends slightly more bitter with floral hops, honey, buttered biscuit, cereal, and sweet malt.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike67 (788) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours deep golden with a long lasting white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of biscuit malt, some apple and slight hint of hops. Body is medium and smooth. Biscuit malt and light earthy hops fill the mouth. Finish is short and slightly bitter. This brew is a nice step up from macro.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Has a deep golden color. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is also mild, lightly hopped. Overall a mediocre beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1720) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2012
On tap at the dutch, pours golden hue with a foamy white head with great retention. Nose is clean and boring. Taste is malt forward with a bi of honey sweetness. Light tannin shows up on the finish. Ok

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadIndian (2384) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2012
I find the beers from this company always a little thin and with only hints of the good ingredients. What I did lie was the mild hop flavor, but I want more ingredients at better quanity.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3836) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Draft: Dandelion nose, not strong. Clear amber, medium off white head, good lacing. Grainy, dry, finishes with light lillies. Not strong, but well made.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
QuezXLV (398) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Very faint hoppy aroma but pleasant. Small bubbly head with a golden, hazy body. Traces of honey are noticed in the taste, and quite a bit in the aftertaste. Light body with average carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma: dusty sugar honey feel , fruity follow up with ry hop hints that followed. 6+
Appearance: clear with finest haze golden amber with medium snowy white top. 3+
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: medium bodied. Sweet sugary front , hint of caramel , brown sugar , honey and dry bitter hops. Fairly crisp clean sample. Not enough honey for honey beer to sweet to be something else....

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndyAvalanche (32) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Got this on tap last night with some fairly high expectations that were not met, it was very mediocre. Came to me in a standard pint glass with almost no head to it at all, what was there was just barely around the edges, not much lacing. It had a nice golden color to it with excellent clarity, it did look like a nice beer. Not much of a smell to it at all. If you tried you could smell the hops, and some slight floral notes, but you really have to look for it. Taste was almost non-existent, very weak. What was there was some slight hop, almost tasted cheap. The mouthfeel was pretty good, seemed a little dry at the end, but was probably above average. Drinkability was pretty good too, fairly refreshing, but due to the taste I didn’t even finish it. I was very surprised because there are quite a few brews from Long Trail that I really like, but I was really dissapointed with this one. I guess I’d try it again, but if it was offered to me, don’t think I’d pay for it again based on this session.


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