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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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2.4
odinstyr (807) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2013
Pours a clear pale gold with a small white head. Smells of grasses, biscuits. Taste is sweet and moderately bitter - grassy hops, light bread, a little metallic - no honey taste to note.

3
redpooba (411) - Texas, USA - APR 6, 2013
A lightly hazy yellow with a frothy white head. A sweetened version of a pale ale that you should let warm up so that the honey can come out more. Would be nice on a warm day.

2.1
jgb9348 (6581) - 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
Lightrider (346) - 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
Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, 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
AirForceHops (8026) - 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
boxofrane (2559) - 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
jkwood04 (5472) - 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
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
rodenbach99 (4678) - 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


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