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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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205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 8
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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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

kjkinsey, May 01, 2013
Photo of blackie
3.39/5  rDev -3.4%

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

blackie, Apr 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

zestd, Mar 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

ChrisMon02, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

bigbeers84, Mar 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

chugamugofsud, Feb 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

powdersoldier, Feb 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

jnoelani, Jan 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep yellow color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, citrus, light caramelized malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a mildly sweet citrus and honey flavor that is quickly followed by a thin wheat and light malt breadiness. The hops presence is very mild but brings some balance. The honey flavor increases just a bit into the finish. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are other wheat beers I would choose first.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 24, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev -2.3%

From the bottle: "This unfiltered beer is medium bodied with no harsh bitterness. It his flavors of honey and orange balanced with a nice medium-sweet malt character."; "Brewed With Oregon Honey, Orange Peel, & Spices Added".

My pour netted me a fizzy, foamy finger of French Vanilla-colored head with moderate retention. Color was a very cloudy orangish-yellow. Nose smelled strongly of sweet oranges, more like Mandarin than Navel. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium and the taste was definitely not bitter. It was very mellow, like drinking tea and even the label mentioned their use of Chamomile along with Coriander and the other aforementioned ingredients. Finish was not overly sweet, but it was definitely sweeter than I usually like. This would be one for me to share with (at least) one other person. A bomber of it was too much by myself. I guess that it would be good in the summer or if you like this sort of thing, but for me, it was a non-starter.

woodychandler, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of hopsolutely
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Bomber pours a hazy light orange colour with a lot of small bubbled carbonation, although limited head and no lacing. Aroma of roasted grains, both malted barley and wheat, with a pleasantly orange undertone. The orange is also prevalent in this beer's finish, although it is not overly sweet or cloying. Taste has an initial malted sweetness, then a moment of bitterness before the orange and grain finish. The wheat is present, but not overwhelming - a positive, in my own personal world.

None of the grapefruit or tropical fruits I'd associate specifically with this style, but a pleasant beer one nonetheless. An uncomplicated and unthreatening summer pint that could appeal to a wide variety of consumers.

hopsolutely, Oct 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Molson2000, Sep 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

GeoCait, Aug 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

duceswild, Aug 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

ste5venla, Aug 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

craigmj7, Aug 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Bike2work, Jun 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Stockfan42, Jun 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

kb2250, Jun 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

rogerthegill, May 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Wordslinger, May 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

sweisel80, Mar 24, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev +0.6%

A random bomber I grabbed in a recent trip to the US.

A - Pours a light golden colour with minimal haze, finger of head with little retention and no real lacing.

S - Rather mild off the top, hints of orange citrus, leafy greens and some caramel malts. As I dip into the glass the light honey notes come through.

T - The sweet honey is detectable alongside the orange rind and a unique bitterness lingers alongside some sour mash notes, leafy greens and some bready caramel.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.

O - Easy drinking and surprisingly flavourful. A tasty afternoon beverage that would pair well with a summer patio.

andrenaline, Mar 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
Somer Orange Honey Wheat from Rogue Ales
80 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.