Somer Orange Honey Wheat - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by portia99:
3.33/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured into a tall pilsner glass.
A - Pours with a slight haze and a pale yellow color. Tall, 3" head of white foam that is slightly soda like and dissipates quickly.
S - Smells largely of honey and oranges. Some wheatiness, malty sweetness and a subtle spicy hop aroma come to play also.
T - Taste is predominantly of wheat with some sweet orange and honey in the background - was hoping for more orange in this one, given the name - reason I gave this one a try. Hops are subdued - don't really give much of a sense of bitterness, just there to provide balance.
M - Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Somewhat soda like in feel.
D - This is a pretty light and refreshing beer. Works well in the middle of a hot summer day sitting on the back deck. Goes down really easy.
Overall, not a bad summer beer, just nothing that really stands out about it. I was really hoping for a much stronger orange/citrusy character, so was a little bit let down by this.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2009 18:00:40 | More by portia99
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3.39/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
kind of a random purchase when I got that once-in-awhile craving for a boring APWA
a: wheat ale glass, lightly hazed honey golden in color, topped with a thin layer of white carbonation, average retention
s: wheat and pale malt base, clean with a light peppery spice, a little floral, brief glimpses of orange, some bready yeast aromas, not very fruity but some apple or pear, mildly hopped
m: carbonation a touch spritzy, lower in level, with a lighter body
t: cleanly grainy wheat and very pale malts through and through, some yeast, mild orange peel, grassy hop flavors, just a touch of sugar early before drying thoroughly to leave a hint of spice and mild bitterness, very delicate honey flavors that are quite tough to pull out - but that's usually expected with honey, pretty one-dimensional here
o: not bad but fairly uninteresting and one-dimensional, nothing off about it though - would be a decent choice on a hot summer day, honey pretty much absent
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2013 03:08:32 | More by blackie
Somer Orange Honey Wheat from Rogue Ales
80 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.