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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
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.

hopdog (13258) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2018
22oz bottle ... another one sitting around for way too long. Poured a golden to amber color with an off white head. Honey, toasted stale bread, and citrus.

Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2014
THOUGHTS: Not really my cup of tea. Generic but easy to drink Spring ale. Actually quite spring-like, whatever that means. Very flavorful for the low ABV. TECHNICAL: Drank 4/28/2013. Bottle. Poured a crystal, clear, light to medium gold with not much visible carbonation and a small, pretty much white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had moderate cookie, grain, toasted malt and cake; moderate floral and perfumy hops; slight honey; and a little citrus. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, bitter and acidic; while the finish was slightly sweet and moderately bitter and acidic with an average duration. There was caramel, honey, citrus fruit, toast, grassy hops, citrus hops, cookies, floral and perfume hops. the light to medium body was slightly syrupy with lightly fizzy carbonation and an ever so slightly astringent finish.

DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Gold pour with white head. Nose was heavy honey, pale malt, some fruit, with a honey flavor, some pale malt, and hops.

JFGrind (2074) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2013 Disjointed flavors of hops, honey and malt. All this makes a Golden bodied Ale that I do not have much desire to drink again.

ganache (6089) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. Oh, come on guys, a name like this has to be used on a Doppelbock! Clean, lightly yeasty nose, golden ale straightaway. Deep transparent golden with a short white head. Fullish body, clean and basically flavorless; there’s a pleasantly bit of golden pale malt, hint of yeast, and light bitterness. Dry, and they’re getting a nice English subtlety out of the hops here. Crisp and easy-going, essentially flawless as these things go.

clueo (182) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Very drinkable on a warm summer day. A bit sweet and slightly syrupy for my taste. The honey flavor is okay. It is not heavily carbonated and the appearance is very average.

Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2013
This one poured a bland yellow color with a white head. Aroam was of pale malt, grass, and light honey. Flavor was ssimilar, very bland and malty and sweet with really no redeeming qualities.

MrBeerFanatic (1076) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Pours a light yellow or light copper with a boozy head. Aromas of honey, caramel, floral hops and slight grass/grain. Flavors of honey, slight perfume hops, grain, and grass. Leaves a light corn aftertaste. Lightly sweet. Definitely dig the in your face honey flavor upfront, but that’s mostly it.

Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Usual dissatisfaction from long trail. Watery weak flavor no true aroma. Slight honey lemon notes and fizzy.

BroSpud (2283) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours light golden with a white head. Slight citrusy taste with a hoppy bitterness. Unable to detect any honey. Slightly metallic. Not a fan of this one.

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