Pollenator - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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2.55/5 rDev -25.4%
on tap at the dublin house in red bank
Pours a hazed golden color with some darker burnt orange tones. A thinner layer of white head retains with film, leaving some spots of lacing.
A pretty faint, weak scent with some lemon grass and peel, a touch of herbal hops, and a bit of sweet metal.
Soft hop profile coupled with grassy lemon sweetness. Some odd metallic flavors with a bit of peppery spice and floral hops. Cracker-like malts with another bit of homogenized fruit sweetness, finishes a bit dry.
Lighter medium body, higher carbonation...I don't know about this one. Long Trail can be hit or miss, and I ordered this in an attempt to avoid the macro offerings, but this was just as bad. Poor flavor, weak nose, and not something I'd want again.
03-19-2011 21:03:52 | More by xnicknj
2.58/5 rDev -24.6%
Shared with my wife.
The beer pours golden with a large head to start. The head subsides and leaves a sticky lace on the glass.
The aroma is full of malt to start very difficult to find the hops but they are there.
The taste is pale malts to start. The sweetness continues and becomes slight bitter but the hop flavor is all but lost.
Overall a drinkable pale better then BMC but at what cost.
05-15-2011 21:30:03 | More by bishopdc0
2.58/5 rDev -24.6%
A: A pristine clarity of pale orange color has a spacious and slow rising effervesce within. A bubbly and frothy ivory colored head retains moderately while leaving a thin speckled spot of lacing on the vessel.
S: Damp pale grains, fresh sunflower, shrubbery hops, with a pinch of dried stale honey malt and pale oranges bring a flowery sense to the aroma.
T: First impression was a bit watery, things happen to thicken up a bit on subsequent sips. Damp pale grains, musky sunflowers brings a moldy, flowery hop flavor as with the nose, but again doesn’t mean its tasty. The flavor and body seems thin, with pale oranges, dried honeymalt that wimpers on the swallow with a watery finish.
M: holds a bit more substance then the flavor delivers, slippery syrupy malt base with some sour orange flower hop fade off the tongue. Very low carbonation factor fails to bring the zip and snap to the palate.
O: Maybe this was a bad bottle. Overall lacks crispness with a sour orange and dried honey malt flavor that is thin and watery. The hops are a bit strange, weeds and wildflowers and not one I would drink as a summer ale or one I could recommend per style. Pass.
06-14-2012 22:27:14 | More by beerthulhu
2.58/5 rDev -24.6%
Nice picture! Bear riding a bee. Not found in nature sadly. Let's pour it into a glass.
Thin head on this; low carbonation and tints of orange-gold but other-wise transparent
Smells of a sour wheat (not a great description, I know, but there is no better word). It is a bit astringent.
The taste is buttery and leaves a flavor of chardonnay and rolled oats. The finish is oily with a touch of chamomile.
This is a crisp beer, most suited for late spring, early summer if you are looking for a drinkable but not special brew a step above those watery lagers.
05-11-2011 01:10:12 | More by brianjay
2.58/5 rDev -24.6%
12 oz bottle poured into tumbler.
A: Pours a translucent orange color with apricot highlights. Little to no head leaves no lacing on the glass. Average appearance.
S: Extremely faint hints of grain, citrus and strawberry. Very hard to pull any smell out of this whatsoever.
T: Sweet malts up front with a vague hint of orange in the background. Hops are subdued, but noticeable. Finish is cloyingly sweet.
M: Mouthfeel is thin and watery. Carbonation is spot on for the style, however.
O: Grainy and one-dimensional, this drinks more like a haphazardly thrown together pilsner than an APA as far as I'm concerned. At 4.6%, you could session it all night long. Then again, why would you want to?
Skip this one.
04-13-2011 23:19:41 | More by sk8man121
2.65/5 rDev -22.5%
Got this on tap last night with some fairly high expectations that were not met, it was very mediocre. Came to me in a standard pint glass with almost no head to it at all, what was there was just barely around the edges, not much lacing. It had a nice golden color to it with excellent clarity, it did look like a nice beer. Not much of a smell to it at all. If you tried you could smell the hops, and some slight floral notes, but you really have to look for it. Taste was almost non-existent, very weak. What was there was some slight hop, almost tasted cheap. The mouthfeel was pretty good, seemed a little dry at the end, but was probably above average. Drinkability was pretty good too, fairly refreshing, but due to the taste I didn't even finish it. I was very surprised because there are quite a few brews from Long Trail that I really like, but I was really dissapointed with this one. I guess I'd try it again, but if it was offered to me, don't think I'd pay for it again based on this session.
08-10-2009 00:34:14 | More by AndyAvalanche
2.73/5 rDev -20.2%
On tap at Cole's. Easy mouthfeel, honeyish yet not too sweet, though a spoonful of sugar. Not much taste. Not much to look at, like some honey boiled in a glass. minimal hops. Litle carbonation. Nothing objectionable, and there is market for this garden variety. Here is a beer to throw a slice of orange in.
07-06-2011 12:54:48 | More by Sammy
Pollenator from Long Trail Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.