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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
royalaxation (2) - colchester, Vermont, USA - APR 6, 2001 does not count
delicious honey aroma; drink ICE cold and it tastes like heaven on a hot day. just the right amount of flavor for a honey ale, not too overpowering on the honey flavor; great beer! long trail is a quality brewery

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Miamihitman (4) - - FEB 4, 2011 does not count
Loved the Pollenater even more so than my normal Long Trail Ale IPA. Great summer beer for those long dusky into night evenings with friends and food. great taste and refreshing flavors meld with a nice colorization. Super if you can get it on tap but from the bottle it is just as good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2001
Great brew. Nice butterscotch honey flavor that almost tastes like they melted a sugar daddy into a golden ale. Superb flavor and the overall balance is better at cellar temp. Different but excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2001
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2003 Good honey brews are hard to come by, but this one is superb. Wonderful honey aroma with a sweet and delicate flavour. Well done!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2077) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RyanK (180) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Pours a light golden with plenty of carbonation and a small white head, looks like a lager. Kind of smells like honey when cracking the bottle but has a more grassy, weis like smell to it in glass. Watery texture with carbonation that actually fits the brew perfectly. Light hops and almost no malt make it quite lager-ish at first. The best part of the brew however is the finish, with honey subtlety hitting your taste buds (not sweet at all) leaving you wanting more. Great session ale for a hot day.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 7, 2009
20th Anniversary Limited Release! 22oz brown glass pry-top. Date stamp on neck 060209. Appearance: Poured into a Long Trail Imperial pint. Thick bone white stiff head on top of a crystal clear amber beer. Nose: Some sweet honey notes, wild flowers, light biscuity note. Palate: Medium-bodied and sweet with honey up front. The honey fades into English ale-like malt flavors, and rounds out. The finish picks up an odd bitter note, doesn’t seem like hop bitterness, more earthy and twig-like bitterness. Notes: An easy going summer sipper. Nothing fancy, but fairly smooth and drinkable. FFO Magic Hat’s Hocus Pocus.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (382) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Faint aroma of honey. Pale golden yellow . Has a mild bitter sweet but refreshingly dry finish. Easy drinking and perfect for the warm weather months ahead.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3669) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1828) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2001
A very fine summer brew. Has a lot more body than most of the lighter summer brews.


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