Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Mead
Newport, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.4   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dogbrick (7567) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Sample at Rogue Ales Distillery & Public House. Clear apple juice color with a minimal head and nil legs. Aroma is a little soapy with some spice behind it. Light-bodied and effervescent with flavors of sweet spices and lightly tart fruit. The finish is short and fruity. Not a winner overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond store. Thanks Tom. Pours pale yellow, slightly hazy with a pinkish head, aroma of honey, peach, flavor is slightly sour with peach and jasmine, light bodied

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle sample at Beoir Go Leoir. Intensely floral jasmine, honey, and white grape aroma. Slight hazy pink-green tinged straw color. Lightly sweet honey and intensely floral jasmine flavor - just like my favorite Dragon Pearl jasmine tea. I especially appreciate that the honey sweetness was subdued, allowing the jasmine tea flavor to shine through. Light side of medium body, soft - almost flat carbonation. Iím aware that Iíve given what seems like an over the top rating by comparison to all others. Iím a huge jasmine tea lover, as well as strong floral flavors, and thatís what this mead delivered. Iím not surprised that this isnít highly rated, because Iíve noticed most beer drinkers arenít all that fond of big flowery flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond store. Thanks Tom. Clear peachy colour with a frothy white head. Peach, fruit wine aroma, tea bitterness, jasmine and grapes. Medium body, sticky, sourish finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DSG (5614) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Tom. Transparent, slightly yellowish, water color. Aroma of honey, alcohol and spices, a bit vinous. Flavor of cheap semi-dry sparkling wine with some honey and a slightly spicy finish. Light-bodied with strong carbonation. Really not my thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dchmela (2600) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Tap at Rogue Pub House SF. Light yellow pour with little head. Honey and light jasmine aroma. Light honey with some bitterness in the taste. Just ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2013
What an abomination of the style! 14 karat fizzy pour with significant carbonation resulting in a thin white cap. Streams of bubbles percolating from the bottom of the glass. Honey, sugar cane, jasmine, and tart champaign. Not rich, syrupy, or decadently sweet as Iíve come to love. Truly a poor example...donít waste your $$$.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2013
650 ml bottle from Aggie Liquors. Pretty pale golden and clear with minimal head and no lacing. The aroma is sweet honey, herbs, floral and spices. Light body with a thin feel and soft carbonation. Dull watery sweet white wine flavor with nuances of the aromas. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
This was a draft pour at THE LOCA:L BEER BAR in Eureka, CA. Came in the 16oz glass devoid of any head and left no lacing. Light gold in color. Nose is floral and cider like. Light in body. Taste is also like a cider but there is more going on with honey and jasmine clearly present. As a mead it falls short. As cider pretty good. But interestingly enough it is quite drinkable and refreshing.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2013
Big jasmine green tea aroma. Sweet but water. Seriously dry finish. A little sterile.

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