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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Kölsch
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Sampled on draft at Dad’s Pub this beer poured a hazy yellow-gold color with a large foamy off white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was honey, basic lager, a bit tangy and a touch of sour mash. The flavor was tangy sour mash bread dough and a bit of honey. Short finish. Light to medium body. Not good.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrus86 (29) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2014
BOTTLE. Pours a nice see through gold with little head, didn’t get much off the nose, typical Kolsch. A sweetish taste to start with a lovely dash of honey at the back end, maybe a tad light/watery but still good to drink on a summers day! Sourced Cellarbrations Capel

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2948) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2014
has a distinct sweet with high malts and hardly any bitterness. its very sweet with a crisp bit of grass and hay. its lovely.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2014
The aroma is light but has yeast, malt, and a hint of honey. The appearance is golden with a thin head. The taste is like the aroma with a nice malty finish. The palate is smooth. Overall a real winner.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiereLuc (899) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
Blonde pâle, trouble, peu mousseuse. Un prévisible nez de miel annonce les couleurs de la bière. En bouche, des céréales fraîches sont surplombées par une belle acidité qui s’adoucit avec le miel qui est TRÈS présent. C’est frais, c’est bon, ça se boit à grosses lampées sans aucune espèce de retenue.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Clear blond, finger white head Smell sweet grainy Taste honey up front, grainy oat tail Light body Solid

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1435) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Tasted at Greg’s honey-themed beer gathering, thanks for sharing! It poured a slightly hazy yellow colour with long lasting white foam. We did a side-by-side comparison with Schlafly Kolsch, a great true-to-style example. If it hadn’t been for the Schlafly comparison, I would’ve said this is a perfectly true-to-style Kolsch, but it does in fact have subtle added honey-like traits: a little more flowery aroma, mellow residual sweetness, herbal mouthfeel. It lacks the peppery noble hop presence, but then, that might’ve over-powered the honey complexity. Well done. Delicious, I will definitely buy more of this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1626) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Clear straw gold. Fizzy body. White foam up top. Floral, grassy hops. Buttered shortbread. Celery stalks. Lemon seeds. Thyme. Caramel corn. Agave. Honeycomb. Fresh grains. An otherwise medium Kolsch with a shiny citrus finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1092) - Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Sweet. Hazy. Whitish yellow. Really light body. Decent session brew. Clever use of honey from hop plants.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3999) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Pours pale yellow with a small white head and a bit of hazy. Very clean with some floral notes, pale bready malt, bit of the honey and a nice smoothness to all aspects. It has a smooth medium body with and little bit of carbonation. The flavor shows a lot more honey, very smooth pale malt, bit of spice and some light sulfur. The finish has a bit of bread and almost a bit of honey richness. NIce kolsch.


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