This spring seasonal beer comes from the Long Trail Brewing Company out of Bridgewater Corners, Vermont. I really wish that Long Trail was in a town with a shorter name, it’s a real pain to type. I reviewed their winter seasonal, Hibernator, towards the beginning of the year and enjoyed it very much.
This ale pours a clear golden color with a white head. The nose is nice and bready. There was a sweet, honey-like odor coming as well accompanied with a slight hop bite. I really like how this beer smells. It is slightly complex, but promises to be light and refreshing. On the first taste I got a light sweetness up front followed by a solid, but subtle hops. The bready notes found in the nose are followed up in the aftertaste very nicely.
Pollenator has a light mouthfeel which goes nicely with this ale. I found the beer nice and light. The hops make it crisp and add a lot of flavor to the beer. Luckily, this beer is very sessionable as well coming in at 4.6%. It was very refreshing, perfect for those warm days just before spring turns into summer. (more…)