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Rogue Farms 19 Original Colonies Mead

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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Mead
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly Chatoe Rogue 19 Original Colonies Mead.
Situated just across from 40 acres of Rogue hops, 19 colonies of bees were carefully kept and fed. Their honey was extracted, filtered and brewed as a jasmin-infused Mead. Brewed with 5 ingredients: Rogue Hopyard Honey, Wild Flower Honey, Jasmin Silver Tip Green Tea Leaves, Champagne Yeast, & Free Range Coastal Water.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
Taster at The Mondial de la Biere in Montral. This was my first mead.I think this was a good start. The color is a clear blond with no head. The taste and aroma was sweet of honey with some herbs fruit and a nice floral finish . I liked but I canot compare it with any other.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cfrancis (3222) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2016
Pours cloudy golden yellow with a small white ring. Aroma is light sweetness and straw. Taste is low body, residual sweetness, fizzy carbonation. Tastes like a crappy soda.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (5634) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Draft pour into a snifter. Crystal clear brown with some signs of moderate carbonation. Specks of white lacing. The aroma has sweet honey and fruity orange zest. Orange zest comes through nicely in the taste. Medium to light body. Really easy to drink. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beastiefan2k (3642) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2016
Wish I checked the ratings first. This is not meant to be a good mead. Instead is meant to be a bad cider. They just want to make a chugable gluten free alcoholic beverage instead of a mead.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RCx240 (198) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
Pale yellow-gold in colour. Slightly hazy. Small, frothy white head. Aroma of jasmine, flowers, honey. Tastes of pear, honey, and jasmine. Light body, with a slick, oily texture. Very soft carbonation. Finishes lingering, with a slight dryness. An interesting experiment, if nothing else.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewerale (136) - - NOV 9, 2015
Notas predominantes de mel em um cerveja clara, com pouca formao de espuma, suave e refrescante

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (45092) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2015 (TEODRBSG15) ] - fonefan & Brugmansia House, Denmark.

[ As Rogue Farms 19 Original Colonies Mead ].
Clear light medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, pale malt - herbal, moderate honey, nectar, flowers. Flavor is moderate sweet and light acidic with a average duration, honey, nectar, flowers, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150829]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
colui72 (713) - HONG KONG - OCT 20, 2015
My first mead so I cant compare, but I like this stuff. Hazy yellow with fizzy white head; floral aroma of honey. Taste is mainly honey and jasmine tea. Pleasant carbonation, easy to drink, very refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kermis (11605) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle at Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2015, Ulfborg. Pours clear golden with a medium off white head. Aroma of honey, floral notes, perfume and malt. Flavour is light heavy sweet. Medium bodied with flat carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (3112) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2015
So this is my very first experience with Mead. Yeah, Im sure I could have selected a sexier mead to have for my first, but Ive known Rogue for a really long time now, and Id say we are comfortable with each other, and it felt right. 22 ounce bottle purchased at the Rogue Issaquah brew house. Very inexpensive, which sold me, because when it comes to mead, that makes this unique right from the start. Pours a cloudy peach color with a sweet herbal tea aroma. Flavor is rich honey, and big floral. Very interesting drink here, and not really what I expected, even though Im not sure what I was expecting in the first place. Very easy drinking, floral, fruit juice. Not bad.


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