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Pollenator - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Pollenator
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78
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22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 22.59%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 11-19-2012)
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jim102864

Connecticut

1.6/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Not even close to style, this disaster had a soapy, medicinal quiality that forced me to return it to the barmaid for immediate disposal. There is no doppelbock maltiness and viscosity. There is no sweet nose and luscious caramel. Unclean line or glass? Maybe, but to call this a doppelbock is simply innaccurate. A disappointment.

Serving type: cask

12-06-2012 02:51:38 | More by jim102864
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drummermattie02

Texas

2/5  rDev -39.8%

01-22-2013 21:21:24 | More by drummermattie02
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Mora2000

Texas

2.3/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On tap at the Deep Ellum 1st Anniversary Party. Served in a special Pollenator snifter.

The beer pours a clear medium to dark brown color with a small off-white head. The aroma is very sweet with a good dose of toffee and biscuit malt notes. The flavor is not up to par with the aroma. I get the toffee and biscuit from the aroma, but there is also something off in the flavor. It is a little bit hard to pinpoint exactly what the off flavor is, but it is a little bit metallic and also has some vegetable notes. As I drank more of the beer, the off notes got stronger and stronger and eventually resulted in me pouring the beer our. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I really wanted this beer to be good, but something was off in this batch. Hopefully if it is brewed again it will be better.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2012 04:35:24 | More by Mora2000
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

03-28-2013 03:13:52 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Heretic42

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

10-05-2013 02:07:22 | More by Heretic42
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IPeteA91

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.6%

05-12-2013 23:16:31 | More by IPeteA91
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dkw0063

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-01-2012 14:48:20 | More by dkw0063
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Texasfan549

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-12-2012 01:44:24 | More by Texasfan549
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SteeleWright

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-07-2013 14:06:32 | More by SteeleWright
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jheezee

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-04-2013 14:45:36 | More by jheezee
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-04-2012 23:27:53 | More by kjkinsey
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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

10-02-2013 01:00:31 | More by Jame515
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champ103

Texas

3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Cottonwood in Houston, TX

A: Pours a dark brown/ruby red color. A one finger white head forms with good retention. That gently recedes and leaves patchy lace on the glass.
S: Sweet malt up front and center. Dark fruits of cherries and plums. One dimensional, but still enjoyable.
T: Again, this is one dimensional. Sweet malt. Sugary, caramel, almost brown sugar like. Dark fruits of cherries and plums.
M/D: A full body that is a bit syrupy. Low to medium carbonation. Though smooth. A big beer, and a nice sipper. Though one is enough in a sitting.

Sweetness is the main show here, which is par for the coarse for an American interpretation of the style. The great toasted, bready malt that gives the German versions great depth is missing here. Though still enjoyable and worth a try. Just not in the top tier for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2012 00:33:58 | More by champ103
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +13%

12-14-2013 16:56:37 | More by greenspointexas
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Danobold

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +13%

01-19-2013 04:05:28 | More by Danobold
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mooseisloose

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

They had this on tap at dinner so ordered it up. Arrived in a 14oz curvy glass. Color is dark brown, near opaque, but slightly translucent with a 1 finger tan head. Smell is very malty. Taste is sweet up front with a tangy hop flavor following and then a transition to a dry bitter and chaulky semi-sweet chocolate. Mouthfeel is excellent, heavy and smooth. Went great with my steak. This one is a keeper.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2012 03:47:47 | More by mooseisloose
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Dwtucker90

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.5%

11-24-2012 15:53:44 | More by Dwtucker90
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cam12

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.5%

07-10-2013 05:58:30 | More by cam12
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TX-Badger

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.5%

05-23-2014 01:31:37 | More by TX-Badger
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afluentturtle

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +28%

01-25-2013 05:23:56 | More by afluentturtle
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coldriver

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +28%

12-05-2012 02:28:35 | More by coldriver
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rpenterics

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

03-07-2013 01:51:33 | More by rpenterics
Pollenator from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.