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Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch | Rogue Ales

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Ratings:
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Avg:
3.71
pDev:
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Rogue Farms Honey KolschRogue Farms Honey Kolsch
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States | website

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by smakawhat on 07-06-2013

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Reviews: 45 | Ratings: 274
Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22 ounce bottle - $8.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, light yellow body with a moderate-sized, white, finely-textured head. Thin sheet of lace on the way down.

Smell: Pilsner malts, a little soft wheat detected, with a sweet-scented honeyish note throughout. Sliver of Granny Smith, a bit of waxed lips there, too.

Taste: Light pale malts, pilsner malts. A little touch of wheat. A bit of green apple precludes the honeyesque sweetness. Floral, moist herb hops. Low bitterness. A last hint of honey, waxed lips, apple, and now white wine on the drying, lightly yeasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Well, if nothing else, it's a far, far better use of honey than that downright deplorable 19 Original Colonies Mead.

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Photo of beerguy45
2/5  rDev -46.1%

I want to like this beer. Attractive bottle, but the beer is just lacking in taste.
With such packaging I was really expecting to taste something special. I read the narrative of the process and ingredients, but sorry boys, you better take a trip to Germany to learn how it's done. This is no better than my own attempt at home brew. Drinkable but just.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy white head that quickly dissipates to spotty lacing.
The aroma is biscuit, cracker, clover honey and a touch of citrus.
The taste is cracker and sweet grains with a touch of spicy hops and a light lemon citrus.
Mouthfeel is light and bubbly. Smooth and refreshing.
Crushable.

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Photo of csmartin6
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of DWolf
3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into a small tulip.
Slight hazy golden with a decent head.

Refined and appropriately mild beer. Nice subtle flavors with both bready and fruity aspects. Aroma is notably more bready than hoppy. Excellent balance.

O. Very refreshing and easy drinking. Super for style.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.3/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of biboergosum
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml mustard-yellow painted bottle. Ok, maybe it's a honey hue, but that's wasn't my first impression.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw colour, with two fingers of fizzy, tightly foamy, wan white head, which leaves a decent array of storm cloud lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells strangely, from first cap pop, of zesty, fruity white wine - apple, pear, and mild grapefruit pith - a soft vegetal honey sweetness, pale grainy, slightly crackery malt, and earthy, weedy hops. The taste is more of that fruity white wine essence, with a growing cat pee astringency, dry, musty honey, lightly crispy pale malt, and leafy, moderately floral hops.

The carbonation is quite tame and just a tad frothy, the body medium-light in weight, mostly smooth, and even a bit creamy. It finishes off-dry, the yeast coming out to play, and the crisp grainy malt and lingering fruity hops still creating an Okanagan wine tour etching, one which draws in the remaining honey as well.

A tasty enough Kölsch, if one which leans a bit too heavily on those other German pale alcoholic beverages for their fruity input - maybe it comes from the particular honey used here, but it was an interesting experience, and an agreeable twist on this specific old-world style.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Drew03cmc
4.36/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fantastic!

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of hreb
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle served in pint glass. Beer pours as yellow as the label, very pale, and nearly clear of haze. Medium white head that falls quickly. Immediate aroma of honey, sweetness. Flavor is super crisp and easy to drink. All the flavors here are really subtle and well balanced, if on the sweet side overall. A little bit of German hoppage and a finish of honey on the lips. Carbonation is moderate and just right for the style. But very little in either the grain bill or the hop load to distract. This could be the world's most indulgent lawnmower beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch from Rogue Ales
84 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.