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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 “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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 9, 2011
A - Pours a clear golden-copepr color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down to a thin layer leaving behind some lacing on the glass. S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts and honey. There is also a bit of citrus hops in the background that come through. T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts and some honey sweetness. Through the middle, a bit of hops and some deeper malt comes through. The finish is a mix of sweet malt and honey that linger. M - Medium bodied with moderate-low carbonation. Feels fairly smooth, but a touch empty. The finish has some honey sweetness that lingers. D - Very drinkable. Could have used a bit more punch and comes off a bit empty. It does not feel watery or thin though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheHopster (750) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2011
(Bottle) I usually like Long Trial’s offerings, but this one left me flat, figuratively and literally. Wondering if I had an old bottle. (All brewers should date them). Traces of lemon in flavor. Not much noteworthy. Come on Long Trail, you’re better than this!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (2670) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2011
The aroma is honey, wheat, cereal grains, toasted. The appearance is a nice translucent amber, white head. The flavor is just like the aroma, with less honey. The finish is cereal grains, pine and resin hops. Medium in body. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (3757) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2011
12 oz bottle from Migdon drank at Ryan’s 30th. Clear golden body under a large fluffy white head. Aroma and flavor of grains, cereal and honey. Easy drinking and a good training wheels beer to get people away from BMC.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lamas (1324) - Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bottle. Date on the side: 022111. A piss yellow pour with a skim of an off-white head. The refreshing aroma consists of grains, corn, a touch of lemon, and a faint hint of caramel in the background. Goes down thin, crisp, and as refreshing as it smells. Lightly sweet upfront in the taste with some cereal graininess, a touch of caramel, and a hint of honey. Some lemon and a dash of pepper in the slightly drying finish. A thirst quencher.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - APR 15, 2011
Well this is just not very good. Aroma is stale honey, crackers. Sweet caramel. Some danky hops, with a light spice. Dry, bitter finish with more sweet sugar honey-like substance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JDBaker11058 (1133) - Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2011
Apperance: clear medium-dark gold, with a one-finger white head; some nice lacing. Aroma: crackery malts, hay, grass, honey, flowers, hint of citrus. Taste: starts with a bit of pie crust, then floral and citrus notes, with grassy tones underneath. Finish: honey dryness and light citrus hops fade gently, and the crackery malts make a surprise reappearance. Notes: Looked and smelled like it would be very sweet, but was pleasantly subdued in flavors, with a decent balance and the honey bringing a floral dryness rather than overly sweet tones. Palate was light. Drinkable, but on the forgettable side.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GL2814 (356) - New York, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
Pours gold with a little head. Sweet honey taste, this is a light beer with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2011
a pint at my local. Was worried this would be a super sweet girl beer but was happy with how subdued it really was. Cloudy yellow color with no head. The smell was not so much honey as grassy and a pollen smell, like walking through a field. The taste was a light malt. A little plain but might enjoy it more once it gets warmer outdoors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
cazort (501) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Exceptionally thin, I think, the thinnest beer I’ve ever had from an American microbrewery. Pours a watery pinkish amber. Flat: almost no head. Overall though, pleasing. Fairly aromatic, with tones of apricot, fairly hoppy, a bit grassy. The honey barely comes through at all: it’s not sweet, and there are no more floral qualities than an average beer of this hoppiness. Moderate bitterness, little sourness, dry finish: good flavor overall. I still can’t get over the lack of body of this beer, it’s so watery to me, I can’t quite make sense of it. I love the flavor though. I can see this really hitting the spot on a hot summer day, or if you’re rather full from a big meal, and you want a light beer but want something with a lot of flavor. But I think this beer would be a lot better with richer carbonation and just a little bit more body.

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