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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Kölsch
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 107   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.


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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbuskirk (443) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 28, 2013
In all, a very enjoyable kolsch. Although I would like to get a little more of the honey character, it adds a very nice element to this brew. The graininess is excellent; it’s highly evident in both the taste and aroma. Rogue has expertly captured the style with the light body and refreshing feel. Easy to drink and enjoy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HuskerTan (497) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. A- Wheat, honey. A- Yellow color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Balanced, wheat, honey. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- Very smooth and refreshing. A unique kolsch and very well done. The honey makes this above average.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5742) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle. Bright and golden, quite active. Sweet, blooming aroma. Drinks with a definite honey essence ... very well built into a brilliant kolsch base. I’m not usually a fan of honey-based brews, but I do love the kolsch style, and this is a damn good, sunny, bright beer. I want gallons this the next hot day I have to work in my yard. (#5176, 7/24/2013)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2602) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2306) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle at Banquet Night, AHA Philadelphia 6/29/2013 Sweet honey like malt with a touch of spicy hops. Crisp clean a well made kolsch.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle at NHC. Disagree with the category, but whatever. Pours a deep gold, clear with a white head. Nose is nice. Subtle florals and toasted malt, grainy with a distinct honey note. Low hops. On tasting, crisp and refreshing with a perceived sweetness from the floral honey. Medium bitter and very clean. Dry finish. really nice, actually.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ellolovey (454) - Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2013 750 ml banana yellow bottle. Pours a clear light gold with a quickly reducing white foamy head. Aroma of honey, yeast, with a hint of citrus. Very soft on the palate. Light bodied. Almost a little watery. Subtle characteristics. Sweet malts, honey comes through very softly but remains predominat flavor,slight hint of hops and wheat. Also a bit of apple. Very light and refreshing. Very fresh. Medium carbonation. Nice dry finish. A really enjoyable Kölsch.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1089) - Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Sweet. Hazy. Whitish yellow. Really light body. Decent session brew. Clever use of honey from hop plants.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Golden amber with a short, fizzy white head. Nose is grassy with light lemon, grains, soft honey and biscuit notes. Taste is grains, soft malt, light honey, soft lemony tartness, grass and light biscuit notes. Body is light-medium with a soft, dense carbonation. Light stickiness tot his as well. Finishes with more honey notes, hints of buttered bread, crackers, grass and light lemon. Nice summer beer!


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