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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Kölsch
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   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.


el_guapo's rating

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.


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (2012) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Leans bland, per style, and sweet (sweeter than style). Nice for today’s 90 degrees...but don’t need again.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1285) - - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle. Sweet honey of aroma with light notes of malt and hops. Pours golden colored with half a finger of white head that has excellent retention and a little bit of lacing. Starts with rich honey sweetness with a bit of malt there as well. Finishes smooth and a bit dry with some hops before the honey takes over the palate again. Pretty sweet for a kolsch, but still darn tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7123) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Tallahassee, Fl. - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Brilliant, medium gold pour, quickly fading white head. Aroma is grassy with hints of fresh lake water. Flavor is crisp with some nice creamy, buttery notes, a hint of honey sweetness and a bit of sweet cake mix goodness. Crisp mouthfeel. Refreshing in the near 100° Florida heat.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (6937) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Brilliant clear gold but with a fast fading white cap. Bright honey and German golden malt on the nose. Crisp and dry flavor with a lift bit of honey throughout, but otherwise a crisp and clean classic kolsch. Dry and clean and brightly yellow German malty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bpreo (2469) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2016
The honey really comes through, and it tastes great. Cool stuff Rogue has been doing lately, other than closing down their Eugene Brewpub.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2016
12 oz via bottle. Aroma of wheat, grains, honey and light hops (herbs, wood, spice). Similar flavor, smooth, light and easy to drink. A little bland and boring but fine otherwise.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
drpimento (3020) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Not bad. Fairly light honey character. Touch on the sweet side. Soft carbonation and slightly thin.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LinusStick (3200) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Decent beer. Aroma was yeast, earthiness and sweet light malt. Pour was a lightly hazy but clear medium light gold with a one finger white head. Taste was decent. Way too sweet for a kolcsh though. Persistent light malt and honey sweetness that didn’t let much else through. Medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3129) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours a golden color with white head. Straw, honey, malty, floral aromas. Straw, honey, earthy, floral, malty flavors with a slightly bitter finish. A nice balance of honey sweetness with the straw and earthiness of a kolsch, and finished with a slightly bitter finish. Quite refreshing, I could have a few of these.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmacklin (766) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2016
On tap. Pours a hazy gold with a medium, frothy, long lasting, white head that laces nicely. Mild aroma of grain, honey and a hint of lemon. Sweet flavour of grain, honey, lemon and straw with a slightly dry, mildly bitter finish. Light body with a watery texture and average carbonation. Ok.


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