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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Mead
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   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.


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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fishhead1227 (1) - - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
First I need to start out that I am almost appalled at the comments and ratings on this individual alcoholic beverage being compared to beer. This is mead. You do not use wheat or barley or hops, you use water and honey. This is not a beer and you cannot compare it to a beer, it is a category all in itself. I rated this mead based on this experience alone, although I feel I should give it a higher mark to offset the low ratings from some people who donít really understand what mead is. That being the case, I must now second guess every other rating for every beer on this website due to lack of knowledge of the beer that is being rated. This is my first entry, I feel I have to defend this one because I feel so highly about it. Locally here in Memphis we have a growler store, I picked up a half-gallon and brought it home and poured it into a snifter. Naturally, allow it to breathe for a bout 3 to 5 minutes and check the nose. Immediately I smell beeswax and clover honey, there is a very subtle hints of citrus and Jasmine. On the mouth feel, it is very light and crisp, sharp carbonation, almost Champagne like, flavors of honey, lemon zest, hints of rice cake(seriously). The very first taste is not as impressive as I would hope but the following sips lead to a brighter and more round flavor. The finish is quite dry, unexpected yet quite satisfying. It reminds me of a dry white wine with a slight sweetness to it. Not a homemade mead yet it doesnít taste mass produced. $10 for a 64 ounce draft growler is well worth my money and a nice break from beer. I recommend to anyone not delving into Bud or Coors as their go to beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (3066) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4304) - Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
22oz bottle. Active carbonation, yellowish color. Aroma of floral jasmine tea. Unique flavors, watered down honey, bready champagne yeast flavors, and jasmine. Very thin, watery textured. Mouthfeel of a 5% ABV but finishes like a 9%er. (3567)

3.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MeadMe (1338) - Riverview, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Pours pale. Aromas of honey and botanicals. Flavor is sweet honey. Might wax tasty

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Randy4Beer (290) - - OCT 19, 2014
Pours a semi-opaque light straw colour. Almost zero head. This one has heavy aromas of musky honey, honey comb, and sweet pineapple. Mouthfeel is light bodied and crisp. Tastes are lighter honey than the aroma, but still prevalent, married to sweet citrus. Some floral notes and tart green grapes. This is a light, crisp refreshing thirst quencher. If youíre looking for a change of pace, this might well fit the bill.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
650ml bottle
6.6% ABV (as marked on bottle)
Royal Bank Plaza LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
September 24, 2014
The mead pours a hazed golden yellow with a minimal white head and plenty of effervescence. The aroma is honey, light fruit, grains, and spices. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is very honey strong, with some herbs, grains, and light fruit rounding it out. I like the strong honey presence.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiscerninDrunk (48) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1189) - Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Jasmine. Really light gold. Light body. Floral. Not too dry not too sweet. Ok.


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