Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Mead
Newport, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49   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 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 (1955) - 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 (9765) - 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 (6866) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (7752) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
Draught @ Rogue Ales Public House, San Francisco, CA
Pours clear pale yellow with a few white bubbles. Taste is honey, jasmine, floral and yeast. Taste is medium sweet with a honey, dry and jasmine finish. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
On tap at Rouge SF. Press hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, jasmine, some apple , bakers yeast and honey. Flavor is sweet and somewhat sour with some citrus , honey, apples and yeast. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
On tap at Rogue, San Francisco. A lightly unclear one, with some white bubbles on top. Lots of flowers in the aroma, citrusy notes too. Not much else, but whatís there is pleasant. Thin on the palate, dry and still. Flowers dominates the flavor too. Nice, but maybe a bit too much. Anyway, I like it. 130805

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