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Somer Orange Honey Wheat - Rogue Ales

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Somer Orange Honey WheatSomer Orange Honey Wheat

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201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 7
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
11 Ingredients:
Malts: Northwest 2-row, Wheat
Specialty: Oregon Wildflower Honey,
Sweet Orange Peel, Oats, Chamomile, Coriander
Hops: Crystal & Rogue Farms Willamette.
Yeast & Water: Rogue' s Top Fermenting Pacman Yeast from Hood River & Free Range Coastal Water.

10 IBU
79 AA
3.5º Lovibond

(Beer added by: FightingEntropy on 11-13-2006)
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1.5/5  rDev -57.3%

12-16-2011 05:37:30 | More by freduardo
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14%

12-10-2011 21:45:08 | More by djrn2
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4/5  rDev +14%

12-07-2011 12:31:00 | More by ROGUE16
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-06-2011 00:03:38 | More by JohneHoodlum
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

12-03-2011 03:10:38 | More by Beefytits4
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4/5  rDev +14%

12-03-2011 02:32:40 | More by mhenson42
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

12-02-2011 04:58:13 | More by deapokid
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4/5  rDev +14%

11-29-2011 23:15:41 | More by brandoman63
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Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14.5%

11-27-2011 05:06:33 | More by schnarr84
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4/5  rDev +14%

11-26-2011 05:39:21 | More by GarrettB714
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2/5  rDev -43%

11-17-2011 06:56:02 | More by LSUPT
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

11-16-2011 03:14:33 | More by MemphisKev
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

11-15-2011 07:42:16 | More by Travisnin
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3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed a bomber on clearance for $2.99 at Total Wine...

Unfiltered and hazy light orange hue, fizzy and dainty white head with lousy retention and no stickiness. Eh...

Nose is faint, but distinct in what it offers: plenty of orange peel, coriander and honey, mildly floral.

Tastes as you would expect from the nose, malty sweet with absolutely no hop bitterness. Beer is as advertised, and quite good.

Amply carbonated, slick mouthfeel with a relatively light body. About as easy drinking as it can possibly get.

Nice summer beer, definitely will be sure to check out a fresher bottle next summer, cheers!

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 03:06:34 | More by mocktm
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2.8/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bomber with Pizza in Dekalb at Lord Stanleys Annex. I figure, $5 for a rogue bomber at a bar? yes please. lord Stanley is odd.
This one poured a light and clear yellow color, carbination is visual and signs of crispness. should be refreshing with our odd pizza with saurkraut/mushrooms on it.
Aroma is light but shows some citrusy hops that really give this beer a flavor profile that is clean and crisp andwhile the wheat aspects dont come through in a super prominant way makes this bomber one that is quite enjoyable to eat some food with.
Clean, refreshing, everything you'd expect me to say about a light flavorless beer in the mouthfeel, but this one has flavors worth pairing with food.

This is a good beer in the right conditions.
Get it for dinner, not for dessert.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 04:37:16 | More by ChadQuest
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3.05/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the undated bomber into my Duvel tulip. Cloudy orange tan hue with an awesome massive fluffy head. Quickly dissipated to a small layer. Nice wheat nose but nothing special. No orange or honey for me. Taste was basic medium wheat with little to no orange or honey. Sorry. Mouthfeel was nice and easy drinking but for me was just an average wheat. Would have again for basic refreshment.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 02:53:16 | More by rdub
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3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a capped bomber bottle. The numbers don't really reflect the beer. It is a decent beer, just a little weak.

A - straw color with a thin, nearly nonexistent, head that fades to nothing and leaves little lacing. very cloudy. judging from other reviews the bottle was probably a bottle passing its prime.

S - little if any aroma, sweet honey but no real orange or wheat aroma

T - honey with a bit of orange nose. however the flavor is very subdued. It is clean, crisp, and pleasant, but there is not enough flavor. No aftertaste.

O - it is refreshing but it definitely leaves you wanting more flavor more than wanting another beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 11:17:19 | More by drcarver
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Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look (4.0) - pours a very pale gold to straw (about 3-4*). Very cloudy, as I'd expect. Head is good, it rises to 3 mousy-white fingers that fall slowly to a 1 finger cap that lasts quite a while. No real lacing. Good carbonation is visible.

Smell (3.5) - Smells like a witbier, but without the yeast aromatics that are common there. I get a light grainy note (wheat, oats) and some dry citrus notes (orange peel, coriander). Some very faint honey and floral notes on the finish.

Flavour (3.0) - I was hoping that the honey, lavender or chamomile would come out more in the flavour, but they didn't. Again, I get a flavour like weak witbier without the yeast: graininess to start with a coriander/citrus/orange-peel flavour that should be familiar to anyone who's had more than one type of wit. Very little honey and almost abscent floral flavours on the finish. Low bitterness means that the finish is a bit of a damp-squib for me.

Feel (3.5) - Pretty standard. Light body and high carbonation boost drinkability. This helps the finish, with the carbonation's tickle at least there's something going on here.

Drink (3.5) - Drinkability is high, as it's very quenching. I liked the flavours (or at least the ingredients), but they could have been much bolder. This would have made the beer more complex and flavorful.

Good taste, but not enough of it!

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 01:00:50 | More by Rijtjeshuis
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3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden straw colour with a small off-white head. Poor head retention.

Slightly spicy citrus aroma with a hint of tart wheat.

Simple and fruity flavour with some light malt. Moderate orange notes. Decent.

Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A nice simple fruity wheat ale. Nicely balanced.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2011 12:34:54 | More by dgilks
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Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a nice hazy gold. Head is thin and fizzy without much staying power.

Find the aroma quite floral. I'm only getting a faint coriander smell, really not much.

Nice wheat flavour right up front. Then the floral notes seem to take over with a sort of unpleasant citrus fruitiness on the periphery. Coriander is discernible. Orange comes into its own in the finish, but too little too late.

Can't find a date on the bottle, but I'm wondering whether this has been sitting on the shelf awhile given some of the kinder reviews. Missing a bit of zing.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 21:49:11 | More by CanuckRover
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3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap in a pint glass

A-incredibley hazy to the point it's opaque. Thin head gathered around the edge. Almost looks creamy.

S-dry wheat, orange peel, citrus zest

T&D- just like the nose slight orange zest with a very dry flavor. Honey is pretty non noticeable

Overall I had high hopes for it but it just came off alot like a beefed up blue moon I was pretty let down by the lack of orange and honey in it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2011 20:30:14 | More by SpecialK088
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Quebec (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy light orangey color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention and not much lacing. Aroma consists of orange peel with coriander with nice floral undertones. Taste is very refreshing with great perfumes of orange peel and coriander with notes of chamomiles; wheat malt is also quite present with a nice bubblegum touch. Body is quite full with good carbonation. I am a sucker for wheat and spices and this is one interesting combo and a lot better then I had hoped for.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 19:43:00 | More by Phyl21ca
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light turbid gold topped by a white frothy head.

Inhaling long and deeply mostly I get grains, and a bit of the honey, orange and coriander as advertised, but it's though they did nothing to make them integrate them into the aroma in a way that was enticing or in any way remarkable.

Taste is light, honey with straw and pale malts and wheat with orange in the finish. Crisp and dry with light bitterness. There's something to this that reminds me of soda crackers or matzo crackers. Overall the flavor profile is very subdued.

There's a high level of carbonation that lends an aspect of Perrier to the taste. This makes it crisp and refreshing but diminishes the flavors for me.

This is a very approachable beer, one that's good for summer drinking in a pinch. But it wouldn't be my first choice.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 01:23:22 | More by MeisterBurger
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New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Buy Rite in Jersey City for an event that I went to in Brooklyn last night. Total crap shoot since I had never had it before and it seemed different from the other seasonals that are out on the shelf now. Sure enough, it was...but it didn't stand out as much as I had hoped either.

Poured pretty typical of this style of beer - goldenrod with a cloudy hue and a decent amount of head that didn't last long. Minimal lacing to be seen and not as bright an aroma as other unfiltered beers. Without a doubt, the Oregon Honey was the dominant flavor and combined with the coriander and floral wheat taste in a good way. This was very malty and just a bit sour because of the farmhouse-like ingredients that went into this. The wheat allowed for a balanced mouthfeel since the carbonation was present but not too excessive.

Not a lot of alcohol in this either and certainly not in the taste. While this isn't a bottle that can be chugged down with an orange slice, it's not impossible to down this in a sitting and enjoy it. The taste will not appeal to those who would prefer a Blue Moon or Hoegaarden but for someone looking for a change from the usual summer offering, this wouldn't be a bad choice. Once again, Rogue has assembled a great list of ingredients which result in a beer that isn't quite like anything else currently on the shelf.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 19:59:34 | More by JerzDevl2000
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3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yellow and slightly hazy, white one finger head that didn't last too long and left sheets of lacing for a bit, but eventually dissipated into mostly nothing.

From the smell I could certainly buy the name, it's sweet, wheaty, and orangey/lemony. There's a touch of spiciness and a smidge of coriander.

Taste is a bit more pronounced, with plenty of wheat, lemons, tart orange, graininess, sweet honey, and an array of light spices.

Feel wise it's very light, well carbonated, and summery, but could be thicker for a wheat ale.

Overall it's pretty refreshing for summertime but it's by no means a hit.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 14:19:21 | More by AlCaponeJunior
Somer Orange Honey Wheat from Rogue Ales
80 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.