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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Kölsch
Newport, Oregon USA

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common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (314) - - OCT 18, 2013
Light nose. Some floral notes, but not strong. Appearance was gold, bubbly. Very smooth drinking. Nice sweetness with some honey flavor late but not overly sweet. Was excellent match with my chicken curry Dinner. Refreshing. Rogue once again pleases.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnbuck100 (230) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bomber in Santa Barbara Whole Foods. This is about as you can get from a Kolsch. Clean, crisp, refreshing. The honey is not overpowering but the touch of sweetness from the honey is a definite "value add." Well played, gentlemen.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
el_guapo (28) - California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Smells good. Zesty and sweet. Tastes light with the hint of honey easy to detect. Smooth, not overpowering or underwhelming. Good beer for a hot day.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ben4321 (3560) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from The Hop - Beacon, 9/22/13

Aroma: The nose is mild and a little sweet, honey is there, but light, mild lemon and yeasty notes
Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a quick dissipating, bubbly, white head and mild lace
Flavor: The taste is light up-front, some sweetness and maltiness comes through mid-end palate
Palate: The body is light, feels a bit thin and overly carbonated, but not a terrible feel, short duration
Overall Impression: I saw this big ole’ bright yellow bomber and figured I might as well try this one. Unfortunately, this beer is not all that exciting. It feels a little dull and forgettable. I was really pulling through my nose to get much of anything out of the aroma. There’s nothing offensive here, it’s just a dull one. Too bad, I was looking for a little more. Honestly, I wonder if this bottle is just past its prime or if this beer just lacks flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coreyc1221 (258) - Truckee, California, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Zesty lemon aroma. Light golden color with a short lived white champagne head. Lightly tart lemon with a kinda thick consistency where the honey should be but is lacking. Good but I really wish it was better with more honey.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
airrick2003 (411) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Appearance: slight haze, golden yellow, thick white head that is pretty dense Aroma: wild, yeast, lemon, sweet, kind of faint, bread Taste: a bitterness is present throughout, subtle honey, Palate: high carbonation, light mouthfeel, bitter aftertaste, Overall: not enough flavors in this beer, kind of bland, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (2712) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Clear pee yellow color with small head. Aroma is indeed honey and light pilsner/pale malts. Flavor is identical to the nose. Grainy texture. Light body with a sweet honey finish. Real simple and drinkable. Decent session type brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Capped 750 from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours translucent gold with a foamy white head. Aroma suggests some sort of dilute aftershave. Fruit? Med body or nearly. Flavor starts sort of sweet, but then a lot of grassy hop stops that. Followed by some breadiness. Seem to be getting honey on my lips. Quite surprisingly drinkable. Honey from hops. What fortunate bees.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours golden yellow with a white head. Malty aromas with honey, grass and yeast. Smooth round flavors, medium carbonation and slightly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3874) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Pours a soft straw blonde with one finger of white head. Nose is soft bready malts with a light sweetness and grassy hop notes. Clean flavor with a light malt sweetness and crisp grassy hop character. Mild and clean with a touch of bitterness and some soft fruity notes. Very easy drinking.


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