Pollenator | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
longtrail.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial 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.

34 IBU

Added by SixpointJMH on 07-05-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
283
Reviews:
96
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
14.66%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
28
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0
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of tone77
3.11/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a deep golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a touch of hops. Taste is also mild, some malts, lightly hopped for the style, mellow flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pollenator displays a clear, light gold color, and a few wisps of foam hang out on top. It has a pleasant, mild aroma of sweet cheerio-esque graininess. The flavor is what you might expect from the aroma: clean, sweet grainy malt character balanced by a bit of hops. The finish is a slightly astringent/harsh, but doesn't take away very much from the overall drinkability. Overall, a good beer to try for spring weather.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2" custard head, average lifespan. The body is a clear straw yellow with a little extra to verge it on golden. It smells of toasted malt and honey. Taste mirrors the smell and toast with honey comes out strong in the aftertaste. A decent everyday Spring beer. Beats BMC.

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1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

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3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured with a clear, golden yellow body with a lot of carbonation racing to the top...a two finger, white head formed and slowly feel to a thin cap...patchy lacing was left behind

S - Pale malt is very present with underlying sweet notes from some honey...very grassy as well

T - The flavors are very sweet but it doesn't come in until the middle...first the pale malt starts things off light and flavorless...the sweetness comes in at the middle and has a lot of raw sugar and honey supporting it...a the end there is a grassy hop presence mixed with some citrus rind...the two don't mesh well together

M - Light bodied...crisp, weird bitterness, sweet

O - I wasn't a big fan of this one...if it focused more on the honey flavors and toned the sweetness down I could have managed it...the hops and grassy flavors were a little disappointing

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a plain pint glass at The Iron Frog in Simsbury, Conn.

A: Hazy, golden amber color beneath a thin veil of bubbly carbonation that left little lacing.

S: A slightly sweet and metallic, funky wheat and adjunct tang with a hint of citrus and hay.

T: Decent amount of bright, malty sweetness up front with traces of honey, clove, citrusy, grassy hops and cooked veggie/floral bitterness. This leads into a slightly bittersweet and grainy finish with some lingering, sharp hop resin.

M: Thin-medium bodied pale ale with enough grainy malt to even out the traces of spicy hop bitterness. Still light in the satisfaction department, though.

O: Not a terrible beer but still one that teeters on the edge of a forgettable, pale, spring/summer ale below 5% ABV. Not nearly a pale wheat and not enough hop character to call it an APA. Grainy, spicy and light.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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5/5  rDev +43.7%

Pollenator from Long Trail Brewing Co.
3.48 out of 5 based on 283 ratings.
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