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 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4116) - 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)

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (905) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3450) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very clear light gold color with a relatively small head. Nose is slightly sweet, and you can definitely get the hints of green tea. Very light, and remarkably like champagne - very intriguing...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Clear faint yellow with almost no head. Gusher out of the bottle. Floral and honeysuckle and soap. Thin on the palate. Not that bad, but not like a mead. More like a braggot.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (980) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Sample(s). Straw golden with a thinner eggshell head. Nose mostly of flowers and herbal jasmine, some vibrant champagne yeastiness. Lightly sweet, not exactly bitter but definitely on the dry side. Lighter, crisp, effervescent, with a mid-length herbal dry finish. I thought this was pretty good, certainly refreshing, especially ice cold. I appreciate the dryness.

   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane1632 (297) - Louisiana, 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?

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