RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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JoeMcPhee (10189) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
Pint at the brewery. Pale golden pour with a thin white head. The nose is quite light but with a distinct, soft sweetness. A bit of toastiness and a kiss of lightly floral hops. A touch of lingering sweetness. It’s pretty light, but it’s pretty balanced and drinks well.

GAManiac (1946) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle courtesy of VanillaMike. Pours a clear golden amber with a short-lived white head that doesn’t leave many remnants behind. The aroma is lighted toasted caramel with some lemon zest and honey. It’s not the most striking nose. The taste isn’t far off from the aroma with the light malts underpinning a nondescript sweetness that might have some honey in there. The hops are present but pretty muted. The mouthfeel is light bodied and clean in the finish with decent carbonation. This is a fairly refreshing beer, but there’s not much complexity in it and the body isn’t quite up to snuff. Not one I would seek out.

TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Bomber pours a hazy golden orange with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of honey, light floral and citrus hop notes and some bready malt. Flavor of honey along with base malt character, some light sweetness a touch of caramel and light hop notes, low to medium bitterness.

Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Golden pour with an offwhite head. Aroma is honey sweetness with some light malt and toffee. Flavor is similar, light, sweet malt with touches of honey and a bit of light herbal hopping. Not bad, rather refreshing, but a little sweet and other than that not very interesting.

egajdzis (6856) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of honey, toffee, citrus, and toasted malts. Taste of light honey sweetness, some toffee malts, and a dry, toasty finish.

LinusStick (3537) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2009
Blah...a bland and somewhat boring golden/blond. Aroma was so so. A light straw and grass smell. Pour was a nice light golden color with a thin white ring for a head and lots of small rising bubbles. Taste was bland and boring. Tasted like seltzer water mixed with light malt. As it warmed it seemed to get more bland. Carbonation was decent but not biting enough to keep this interesting.

fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of crackery malt with a hint of hops. Flavor the same. Honestly never got the slightest bit of honey, seems to have fermented out completely or something. Fairly dull, but still pleasant to drink for me.

LilBeerDoctor (4280) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear light orange-yellow with a small white head. Aroma of honey and toasted and crackery malt. Flavor of the same crackery, toasted malt with some fruity sweetness in the finish. Overall, it’s just ok, a little sweet, although better than its 2.79 average would suggest. 6/4/7/3/13 Ɠ.3/5)

blipp (10120) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Draft at Coles in Buffalo. Pours clear gold with a white head. Sweet aroma with honey and toffee. The flavor has a nice honey sweetness with some floral notes. Seems well crafted, but not overly impressive.

SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours a light golden color with a bright white foamy head. Head sparkles. Nose is dry grain and straw with a hint of honey sweetness. Palate is thin and clean. Flavors of dry, musty grain, light lemon and sweet honey notes.

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