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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Kölsch
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 113   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1313) - Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Appearance: clear bright yellow with a quickly vanishing bright white head; minimal lacing. Aroma: pretty floral, with undertones of grapefruit, honey (duh) and cereal. Taste: slightly sweet, flowery, with a little citrus giving way to a bit of toasted white bread. Finish: slightly slick/watery on the back end, but with a lingering cracker note and slightly bitter floral hops. Notes: Doesn’t finish quite as dry as a traditional kolsch, nor is the palate as light and effervescent. Nevertheless, the flavors were pretty good. Enjoyable, but not awesome.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (841) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - AUG 14, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a golden yellow with a two inch white head. Taste is of honey, grass, malt, hops, wheat and yeast. Similar aroma. Has a decent body that finishes mostly clean. Refreshing and easy to drink, but nothing special.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2687) - Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2013
750 ml bottle into signature pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, bread, cracker, honey, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance of hop, malt, and yeast notes; with good strength. Spot on aromas. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, bread, cracker, floral, grass, honey, pepper, toast, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy pepper bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, bread, cracker, toast, floral, grass, pepper, honey, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent kolsch style. All around great balance and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. Really enjoyed this one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (431) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Pours golden. Very tasty with just a hint of honey. Very nice for a hot summer day.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Frothy head on a clear ale. The beer has a long-lasting flavor of a sweet orange honey.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1476) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bright yellow bottle, typical of Rogue it’s undated but has much information that’s unimportant.
Appearance: Clear golden body with a thin white head.
Aroma: Sweet honey with floral and toasted hints.
Taste: Sweet honey with dry floral and toasted flavors, finish is semi-dry.
Palate: Light and crisp.
Overall: This is a great Summer beer and despite my dislike of Rogue this is actually a nice take on a style that I find very boring.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2413) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Hazy golden, small white head. Aroma is grass, honey, light citrus, lightly fruity. Lighter bodied, quite drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1731) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
So rich and flavorful this didn’t really seem like a Kolsch. Aroma is more clover and wildflowers than honey. Taste is lightly sweet and fruity, malty with a touch of lemon.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
udfan07 (71) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
The aroma of this beer was infused with honey. A really good kolsch style beer and Rogue delivers with this one. Overall a great beer to try.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1102) - Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Hazed medium yellow/gold.Had head but left quick to a froth with slight spotty lace. Good carb. First whiff was funk with sulfer.Then some mild floral slight fruit and some cereal sweetness.Some grainy sweetness with mabye some yeast character. As it warms I start to notice a slight hop,noble hop like/mild like in a german pilsner. As it warms though and you try really hard, you can detect a nice caramelly honey sweetness! Taste is cereal mild sweetness with a bit of funky honey,slight orange with some citrus orange mild tartness later, smooth,kind of buttery,mildly slick,foamy carbonated mouthfeel,light zesty finish good quaffible finish. Pretty cereal tasting overall but a pretty good session summer beer. I like the fact they use their own ingredience but more often than not they seem to be mediocre , this one seems above average. And I hope they make a mead with higher abv and no champange yeast next-that was terrible.


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