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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.


1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
delnoche (456) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - DEC 25, 2013
650ml bottle poured into a glass. Sparkling yellow. A large fizzy head initially and then immediately flat. Aroma is lightly honey and something artificially sweet. Flavor is way too sweet. No sign of honey. Tastes like a flat ginger ale. No good. Very disappointing offering from the normally fantastic Rogue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane1632 (581) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 24, 2013
22oz Bomber poured into a pint glass. Very light straw color with almost no head. Aroma is definitely honey, flavor is very light honey with an aftertaste of jasmine green tea. I like it. Could quaff, on a hot day. Maybe heat up for a pre-bed treat?

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12991) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle 650ml (Bierkompass)
Yellow color, small white head, Whitewineous honey and tea aroma. Light-bodied. Very carbonated. Champagne like palate. White wine, green apple, yeast, tea and honey in the flavor. Interesting Champagne beer, flavorwise not so.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonnyguns (1058) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2013
Tap at Rogue Bar SF. Just smells and tastes like Jasmine tea. Extraordinary stuff. Tastes exactly like your nightly tea before bed. A relaxing beer filled with jasmine tea. Quaffer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tnkw01 (1181) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle. Canít tell if this is beer or mead. As beer itís not good. As mead itís not good. Dark color, decent head. Aroma is a sweet aroma thatís suppose to be honey. Same for taste.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Watery gold color with tons of carbonation, head fades quickly. Aroma of light honey. Flavor is somewhat floral honey and green grapes. Very dry, completely unlike any mead I have had before and not particularly desirable.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
hop_head_undead (2) - denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
This was the beer that finally convinced me to create a profile. Weak flavor, took much carbonation, no aftertaste and little honey flavor. Itís sad for being a rogue, not one of their highlights. Iíve recently been introduced to some great meads, but even at $6 a bottle this really canít be considered closely mead-esque. Definitely an avoidable beer, or mead. Closely resembles a Coors light that someone dumped a spoon of honey into.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arondee (581) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (1068) - 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.

2.2
   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!


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