Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Mead
Newport, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arondee (561) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pours a very carbonated yellow color with a big white head. Aroma is honey and flowers. The taste is honey beer. Itís weird, I know itís a mead, but because of the high carbonation it ends up tasting like a beer with honey in it. Itís ok. Definitely not my favorite mead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (978) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Slightly hazy yellow pour with no head. Sweet aromas of honey and jasmine. Not as sweet as you might expect. Very herbal/tea flavors. Crisp and refreshing, this would be great on a hot summer day. I donít really understand the low rating this has received. Itís a decent brew for what it is, not the best but definitely has itís place. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear pale yellow with a small egg white head. Aromas of honey, white wine, flowers, steamed fox and bees wax. Flavors are elegant and close to nothing with a hint of stale piss and cloves.. Thanks PeterZegulba!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavż in Queens, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2013

$8 bucks for this 5% mead! 8!!
Sparkling, clear, pale lager. Lingering quarter inch of white seltzer head.
Smells waxy & floral. Rose. Rind. Melon?
Tastes like fruity, soft, pedestrian pale ale. Apple, cherry pit, with maybe a marzipan sort of sweetness. Delicate honey & candlewax finish. Tight carbonation. Tiny bit of body. Crispy.
Why use champagne yeast to brew to 5%? Was this watered down from full strength? Sparkling meads are few & far between, at least intentional ones. I can see this getting shit rates from people who sip a sample. Pretty subtle, but pretty clean as far as meads go, which is maybe just a little odd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (1801) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2013
on tap. No head on this light amber beer. Excellent clarity; light carbonation by appearance. Smooth; light carbonation; ABV feels (and tastes and smells) very low for style. O: a very light mead in every sense, with a pleasant citrus/honey/bread flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2013
22floz/650ml bottle into a wine glass. Served cold. Aroma: Kind of sweet. Purple "grape" medicine. Appearance: Hazy bright yellow body, soda-like dissipating white head. Taste: Wheat toast on arrival, then a sweet medicinal "grape" flavor. Palate: Quite sticky, light/medium body. Finish is medium-long and sweet. Overall: My first mead, so I donít have anything to compare it to as far as mead goes. It was interesting. I donít know that Iíd seek it out as a go-to drink. Would recommend it though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy gold with a small, fizzy white head, quickly disapating with no lacing. Aroma is honey, jasmine, and straw. Flavor is jasmine, honey, straw and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle, shared with my wife. Extremely effervescent, soda-ish carbonation that forms no head; body is hazy pale cornflower yellow. Aroma is highly floral, yeasty, and sweet. The palate is remarkably thin and airy, very seltzer-like, with not-too-sweet flavours of honey and jasmine flower with chalky notes. The finish is nonexistent-- there is no trace of any flavour left behind, very much like a Perrier in mouthfeel and finish. Odd, but it matched our 32-degree sunny day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
League_ofBeers (16) - - AUG 11, 2013
Honey, bubblegum nose. Citrus berry flavour. Crisp, dry. Very little Aceldahyde (spelling?). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LucyCorne (25) - SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 11, 2013
Slightly cloudy appearance. Sweet aroma and well balanced flavor. Honey and berries on aroma and flavor.

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