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Rogue Farms 19 Original Colonies Mead

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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Mead
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (1945) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Expecting a big sticky sweet high abv mead and got this deliciously refreshing treat in stead. Maybe a little overrated in my head as it was such a nice change of pace. Very floral, with light honey and refreshing herbals. Brought home a bottle. Wow-did NOT sit well. Overwhelmingly perfume and prickly with little else going on after a few months."

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HippyHop (109) - CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
Iím not sure why this stuff is so low-rated. For mead-light itís pretty decent. The pour is like cider, the nose is honey, flowers and champagne yeast. Taste is honey, flowers, and, well, fizzy water. Overall itís a serviceable summer beer alternative.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Raistlin (124) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
This beer got a lot of recommendations so i tried it. It wasnít bad, but i think it got over hyped. Slightly cloudy/hazy pour with a fast-fading white head. The nose has a bit of floral wildflower honey, light herbal character and a touch of white pepper. Jasmine comes out in after taste. Slightly zesty with a touch of citrus fruit. Not a mead with a ton of character, but itís reasonably thirst-quenching and has some character.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (3586) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle: Poured a yellow to golden with lots of carbonated bubbles. Thin white skim of a head on the top. Aroma was sweet honey and floral hints. Taste was very mixed with earth, floral and light honey. The finish was dry and carbonated. I let this warm up to room temp and it seemed to get better as it warmed up. Also a lot of the carbonation flattened as it warmed, which in my opinion helped.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1090) - Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Jasmine. Really light gold. Light body. Floral. Not too dry not too sweet. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiscerninDrunk (29) - - AUG 28, 2014
Pours clear with a thin white head that dissipates quickly, left with a light yellow-straw to golden color. Should be considered a metheglin for rating purposes (noticed one irate mead lover). Aroma strongly of wild honey, carbonation not unlike a prosecco, very fine, delicate bubbles roll across the tongue as you are taken away by honey. Jasmine shows up as a mild aftertaste, though not unnoticed. Semi-sweet, quite pleasant.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerVal (6) - - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
Awesome aroma - heavy on the honey. The taste is light on the jasmine; itís present, but the honey is first and foremost. Still, itís not cloyingly sweet. It has a slight tastness to balance it out. Maybe a little tart for a mead, but I dig it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Slightly cloudy/hazy pour with a fast-fading white head. The nose has a bit of floral wildflower honey, light herbal character and a touch of white pepper. Slightly zesty with a touch of citrus fruit. Not a mead with a ton of character, but itís reasonably thirst-quenching and has some character.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (3108) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
650ml bottle. Hazy golden pour, with a tiny, quickly disapearing white head. There is a strong aroma of floral honey, some jasmin, some bitter green tea and what seems to be grape juice. Next to no carbonation, mouth feel is watery. Finish is slightly sweet, with no bitterness. Light honey notes with more of that odd welchs grape juice. This is odd, not terrible, but i dont see it as a mead.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jksipa (352) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Slightly hazy pale gold with a tiny white head that is quickly gone. Honey and light floral notes on the nose. Quite sweet honey start with a tart middle with some lemon. Medium mouth with quite active carbonation. Enjoyable, but as my first mead, not sure how it compares to others.


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