Long Trail Pollenator

Long Trail PollenatorTonight we’re plowing through a few more episodes of the Sopranos. Tomorrow marks the last day of work in a short week. We have Thursday and Friday off for Christmas. That’s pretty much the story on the home front.

I didn’t know what to review tonight, so I put it up to a Twitter vote. At first the votes were scattered (4 votes for 4 different beers). Later this Long Trail Pollenator emerged victorious. I picked up this limited edition beer this past summer while in Vermont. According to the Long Trail website Pollenator was brewed from 1997-2003 and was brought back in 2009 for a limited run in celebration of Long Trail’s 20th anniversary.

The beer is a light golden. My nose enjoys the smell. Heavy scents of honey with a slight fruitiness (raspberry?) in there. The beer is an easy drinker at 4.6% ABV. Mouthfeel is smoooooooooooooooooooooth. Seems well carbonated, so it’s definitely the honey that’s giving the smooth sensation.

The flavor is phenomenal. Sweet honey throughout. I do love me some sweet beer. A friend on Twitter mentioned that the beer was made using real bees. I joked and replied that I hoped ground-up bees would taste good. While it may not be made of bees, it’s clear that lots of honey was used.

As I drink this I can almost forget that yesterday was the first day of winter.
Long Trail Pollenator

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.