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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Kölsch
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Situated just across from 40 acres of Rogue hops, 119 colonies of bees were carefully kept and fed and the honey was uncapped, extracted, filtered, and finally infused into a refreshing Honey Kolsch ale.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4400) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2013
22 ounce bottle - $8.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, light yellow body with a moderate-sized, white, finely-textured head. Thin sheet of lace on the way down.

Smell: Pilsner malts, a little soft wheat detected, with a sweet-scented honeyish note throughout. Sliver of Granny Smith, a bit of waxed lips there, too.

Taste: Light pale malts, pilsner malts. A little touch of wheat. A bit of green apple precludes the honeyesque sweetness. Floral, moist herb hops. Low bitterness. A last hint of honey, waxed lips, apple, and now white wine on the drying, lightly yeasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Well, if nothing else, it’s a far, far better use of honey than that downright deplorable 19 Original Colonies Mead.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle at NHC. Disagree with the category, but whatever. Pours a deep gold, clear with a white head. Nose is nice. Subtle florals and toasted malt, grainy with a distinct honey note. Low hops. On tasting, crisp and refreshing with a perceived sweetness from the floral honey. Medium bitter and very clean. Dry finish. really nice, actually.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ernest (6319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy/, white fully diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), trace hops (flowers), with notes of cement, ammonia, lemon. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Absolute garbage, very dirty. Almost as bad as their mead.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2743) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Possibly the best lawn mower style, this Kolsch is tastier than many of its brethren. Pours a pale, slightly hazy yellow with a quickly dissipating head. The aroma has some honey and a touch of lemon. The flavor is sweet up front with a bit of hops to balance the back. The finish is crisp and clean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (551) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Yellow bomber bottle. Pours a light gold, with white head. Slightly sweet taste of honey. A very nice Kolsch. Smooth and refreshing. Thumbs up here!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
reebtogi (4310) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
750ml capped bottle pours a hazy pale golden color with a small white head that leaves very little lacing on the glass. Aroma is light grains and grass with hints of citrus. Taste is a light citrus and grassy hop bitterness with a grainy malt sweetness. There is virtually no presence of honey that I can detect. Decent brew, but nothing special.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kdm1984 (699) - Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Sampled this yesterday at Macadoodles when I was contemplating getting a bomber of it there. I and the others who sampled this all with me agreed that the honey presence is practically non-existent. This is basically a standard kolsch - reminds me of the other three kolsches I have had thus far - basically bready, dirty wheat with a bit of sourness. Does not stand out in any way. Drinkable, but not memorable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4250) - Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Painted yellow, 750ml bottle. Pours golden color. Smells of pale malts, soft herbs, honey. Tastes of pale malts, some essence of honey. Clean, fresh, easy to drink. (3751)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5224) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2013
I liked this more than I anticipated doing. Cloudy yellow, nice white head. Smells fresh and green. Hints of sweet aroma mixed in, too. Flavor is sweet, in a good, not overbearing way. Taste grainy, some delicate berry-like sweetness, and soft grassy hops. I would get this again...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3806) - - JUL 2, 2013
bottle. hazy gold with a medium frothy white head. saaz-like grassy hop aroma with honey and pale malt. light and dry with lively carbonation. flavors of grassy hops and clean pale malts. a bit of limey tang in the finish. its not the lightest kolsch on the palate, but its tasty.


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