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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Mead
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly Chatoe Rogue 19 Original Colonies Mead.
Situated just across from 40 acres of Rogue hops, 19 colonies of bees were carefully kept and fed. Their honey was extracted, filtered and brewed as a jasmin-infused Mead. Brewed with 5 ingredients: Rogue Hopyard Honey, Wild Flower Honey, Jasmin Silver Tip Green Tea Leaves, Champagne Yeast, & Free Range Coastal Water.


Nikiel's rating

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Pours a light yellow with lots of quickly dispersing white foam. Smells sweet with an herbal hint. Tastes very sweet with hints of mint and grass.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
650ml bottle. Slightly hazy golden body, small white head, residual foam with good retention. Intense carbonation. Aroma of jasmine, pears, honey, acacia, green tea. Taste of jasmine and green tea, bosc pears, honey, grains. Very refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle. Golden with a honey like sweetness. Smooth and quite easy to drink but not really my thing. Would not drink again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Freaky_tiki (638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2014 Just started a replay of Skyrim & it feels obligatory to drink some mead in that virtual land of ice & snow. I’m far from an expert on the style, but this turns out better than expected. The pour causes a roar of carbonated applause, so loud I thought it’d wake up my baby. Taste is somewhere between subtle honey & tart ginger ale. Worth trying. And the rating score here is way too low.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
650ml bottle
6.6% ABV (as marked on bottle)
Royal Bank Plaza LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
September 24, 2014
The mead pours a hazed golden yellow with a minimal white head and plenty of effervescence. The aroma is honey, light fruit, grains, and spices. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is very honey strong, with some herbs, grains, and light fruit rounding it out. I like the strong honey presence.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4863) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle: Poured a pale yellow color mead with a nice pure white bubbly head with some retention. Aroma of light floral honey notes with some jasmine notes is quite delicate. Taste is also dominated by light floral honey notes with some subtle jasmine notes. Body is light with great carbonation. I enjoyed the balance of this mead and the fact that there was not too much residual sugar notes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (2570) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a murky honeyish orange/yellow with thin white head. Aroma is sweet honey, fruit and some flowers. Flavour has sweet honey comb, some fruity yeastiness and a little floral character. Pleasant enough.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Fantomasus (228) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Ummmm... Can’t believe this is a Rogue product. Pours a pale straw with NO HEAD. Pours like a Sprite or any cheap soda. What little aroma there is smells fresh. That’s about the peak of this beer. Taste has no balance. It’s all sweet and sour. It’s lemonade and Sprite. Palate is sticky and pasty. I hate it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pictoman (613) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Poured from 650mL bottle. Hazy pale yellow with white head. Very cider-like. Lots of honey and quite floral, mild tea qualities. Quick finish, light body.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
liquidhedonism (178) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2014 22 oz bottle. Aroma: obviously strong honey, but also floral with hints of SweetTarts candy. Taste/Palate: feels thin for a mead; starts sweet, bubbly, and crisp, and finishes tart and sweet, with a slight dryness in the aftertaste. This was an interesting experiment, but it?s not one I need to try again anytime soon.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
julesjis (150) - Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Poured from a 22. OK it’s a mead. The aroma was actually pretty decent. It had a nice floral nose with hints of peaches. Taste is like eating a tube of lip gloss made for 8 year old girls. The aftertaste has the typical Rogue skunk. Must be that "free range coastal water". Somebody get me an IPA to wash this down!


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