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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Mead
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5   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.


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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: Chatoe 19 Original Colonies Mead
Date: December 26, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: gusher, clear gold, light carbonation, short lived frothy white head
Aroma: sweet honey aroma
Body: this watery body
Flavor: dry honey flavor, funky, light spicyness, floral, herbal
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.4/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: ** /4


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1053) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4828) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle: Poured a pale yellow color mead with a nice pure white bubbly head with some retention. Aroma of light floral honey notes with some jasmine notes is quite delicate. Taste is also dominated by light floral honey notes with some subtle jasmine notes. Body is light with great carbonation. I enjoyed the balance of this mead and the fact that there was not too much residual sugar notes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (2519) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a murky honeyish orange/yellow with thin white head. Aroma is sweet honey, fruit and some flowers. Flavour has sweet honey comb, some fruity yeastiness and a little floral character. Pleasant enough.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Fantomasus (216) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Ummmm... Can’t believe this is a Rogue product. Pours a pale straw with NO HEAD. Pours like a Sprite or any cheap soda. What little aroma there is smells fresh. That’s about the peak of this beer. Taste has no balance. It’s all sweet and sour. It’s lemonade and Sprite. Palate is sticky and pasty. I hate it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pictoman (580) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Poured from 650mL bottle. Hazy pale yellow with white head. Very cider-like. Lots of honey and quite floral, mild tea qualities. Quick finish, light body.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
liquidhedonism (121) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2014 22 oz bottle. Aroma: obviously strong honey, but also floral with hints of SweetTarts candy. Taste/Palate: feels thin for a mead; starts sweet, bubbly, and crisp, and finishes tart and sweet, with a slight dryness in the aftertaste. This was an interesting experiment, but it?s not one I need to try again anytime soon.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
julesjis (96) - Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Poured from a 22. OK it’s a mead. The aroma was actually pretty decent. It had a nice floral nose with hints of peaches. Taste is like eating a tube of lip gloss made for 8 year old girls. The aftertaste has the typical Rogue skunk. Must be that "free range coastal water". Somebody get me an IPA to wash this down!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Randy4Beer (229) - - 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 you’re looking for a change of pace, this might well fit the bill.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MeadMe (1323) - Riverview, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Pours pale. Aromas of honey and botanicals. Flavor is sweet honey. Might wax tasty

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Expecting a big sticky sweet high abv mead and got this deliciously refreshing treat in stead. Maybe a little overrated in my head as it was such a nice change of pace. Very floral, with light honey and refreshing herbals. Brought home a bottle. Wow-did NOT sit well. Overwhelmingly perfume and prickly with little else going on after a few months."


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