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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Kölsch
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (2266) - - JUL 1, 2014
Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a clear yellow-amber color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head fades very fast leaving only a trace of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is very light overall with just some biscuit and a little bit of a honey smell as well as hints of floral and grassy hops. Very light, but non-offensive overall. Taste - The taste begins with a crisp bready flavor mixed with a little bit of a grainy flavor. While no honey is present upfront, as the taste moves on a honey flavor begins developing on the tongue with it gaining intensity more toward the end. Some very light floral flavors develop at the very end leaving a rather crisp and lightly bready flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite thin with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are quite nice for the mix of honey and light grain, making for a crisp and more refreshing feel. Overall – A rather refreshing brew overall with a nice easy drinking feel. It is nice for the price while on tap (in comparison to other tap prices) but if going for the big bottle it is likely not worth the high price tag.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2014
(bottle - 750 ml) Clear gold with a white head. Light hop aroma with some dry grass notes and the barest hint of honey. Flavor is predominantly grassy hops with a lightly sweet malt backbone. Honey is maybe there? But still not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Nose is honey and soft grain kolsch yeast. Chill hazed golden thin head. Flavors of honey and grain. Soft sulfur. Kolschy with honey. Kind of bores me.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ScoWRee (414) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Pours a merkey golden color with a huge, white foamy head. Aroma is slight. Grassy. A hint if something I can’t quite place. Taste is great in your mouth. Nice carbonation. Head is fluffy. Nice ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ExpendableHero (854) - Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Hazy golden beer with a white head. Aromas of some wheat and funk. Tastes of corn mash, dirty water, some hints of lemon, and an almost non-existent dash of honey. Semi-sweet finish. Dry, yet oddly refreshing. Decent for what it is.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle sample at my 5555th rating tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks beerandbeyond. Clear golden. Aroma of graininess, honey and fruitiness. Sweet flavor with graininess, honey and fruitiness. Medium-bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BreWedge (482) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
750 ml bottle sample. Pours a very pale clear gold with a large white meringue-like head. Aromas are grass, lemon, chalk, and bread. Tastes are sweet (I’d say a hint of honey), a little lemon, and a little grain/earth. Light bodied, creamy, little to no carbonation after the initial vigorous pour, short grainy finish. Too sweet and not very complex.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (2357) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Not getting a super amount of honey, but it's still pretty nice for a kolsch regardless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4267) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2014
22oz bottle into a small tulip. Slight hazy golden with a decent head. Refined and appropriately mild beer. Nice subtle flavors with both bready and fruity aspects. Aroma is notably more bready than hoppy. Excellent balance O. Very refreshing and easy drinking. Super for style.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (1028) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Visual: It says ale on the bottle which I bet is correct, but let’s just say it’s a lager because it drinks like one. Pours cloudy golden lager yellow with a smallish lasting creamy head, a thin layer of retention, some lacing, not that many slow singular streams. Nose: faint citrus grassy malt (lvl-2)-pungency Attack: crisp fizzy smoothness Mid-palate: mellow (lvl-5)-lager sweetness, fizzy crisp, (MAIN) malts, honey, mild lemon citrus Finish: persistent honey sweetness, very soft hopped bitter malty sweet finish. Summary: Drinks like a medium-bodied lager, like an upgraded version of the big company beers out there (Kokanee, Bud, etc.). Not terribly complex or deep, it’s a nice meal beer.


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