Somer Orange Honey Wheat - Rogue Ales
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3.43/5 rDev -2.3%
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!
10-25-2011 03:06:34 | More by mocktm
2.8/5 rDev -20.2%
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.
09-11-2011 04:37:16 | More by ChadQuest
3.05/5 rDev -13.1%
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.
08-29-2011 02:53:16 | More by rdub
3.08/5 rDev -12.3%
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.
08-24-2011 11:17:19 | More by drcarver
3.3/5 rDev -6%
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!
08-24-2011 01:00:50 | More by Rijtjeshuis
3.65/5 rDev +4%
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.
08-18-2011 12:34:54 | More by dgilks
3.23/5 rDev -8%
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.
08-06-2011 21:49:11 | More by CanuckRover
3.15/5 rDev -10.3%
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.
07-21-2011 20:30:14 | More by SpecialK088
4.08/5 rDev +16.2%
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.
07-11-2011 19:43:00 | More by Phyl21ca
Somer Orange Honey Wheat from Rogue Ales
80 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.