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Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch - Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms Honey KolschRogue Farms Honey Kolsch

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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 13
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: smakawhat on 07-06-2013)
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Reviews by thecheapies:
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3.81/5  rDev +3.3%

Pint glass full of Honey Kolsch. Here we go.

Light yellowish hue with some golden tones. Greasy foam leaves a plaster coating on the surface and leans on the walls of the glass, but none of the bubbles dry to stick. Has a good haze to it, as well as lots of bubble streams.

Drier aromas than expected with notes of floral hops, honeysuckle, lemon candy, grassiness, and pale malts. The nose, overall, is very light, but very pleasant. In a word, 'benign'.

Leafiness from hops with lots of floral notes and light lemony character. Decent dose of grassy pale maltiness with a few esters thrown about here and there. Not particularly the fruity kind, but the yeast is laboring obviously. Has a raw honey flavor that couples with barley malt sweetness to assume a fuller role. A nice additive in a kolsch, and I approve of this particular result.

The body is clean and palatable; I could slug this out of a wide-mouthed can, no problem. Watch out, though; that carbonation is out to get you. Lots of bursting crackle and pop all in the folds of the mouth. Quite a lovely and bright fizziness. Mouthfeel gets two thumbs up.

I've had quite a few kolsches, and this one wants to stick with me. It's a good one. Not a departure from a sturdy German example, and a lot better than many of the American 'light' variants that I've had. I like the crispness of the hops, the almost-unrelenting bitterness, and the flavors are right as rain. Well done.

08-05-2013 03:01:38 | More by thecheapies
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-21-2013 15:07:28 | More by npala86
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-31-2013 13:46:27 | More by tbryan5
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-19-2014 21:27:19 | More by MikeC144
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-27-2013 18:01:07 | More by csmartin6
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08-17-2013 21:25:31 | More by DWolf
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-21-2013 17:46:32 | More by JakerLou
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-14-2013 16:56:44 | More by Moo5152
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South Carolina

3.71/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

06-16-2014 13:26:02 | More by chinchill
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

05-24-2014 00:31:41 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-26-2013 23:38:57 | More by eklie
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Alberta (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

07-18-2013 02:01:45 | More by biboergosum
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-18-2014 05:28:36 | More by beerbrains
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3.74/5  rDev +1.4%

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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4.13/5  rDev +11.9%

Pours an effervescent gold with 2 fingers of pearl white head. Nice lacing & head retention, stays effervescent throughout

S: Honeysuckle, grassyness, floral hops,

T: Follows the nose, grainy notes as well up front, along with dryness & a touch of pear. Pears, honey, floral hops & some white grapes as this warms. Finishes crisp, fruity & refreshing

MF: Light/medium bodied, crisp carbonation

Drinks very easy, a very nice example of the style. Easily one the better beers Rogues has put out in a while

07-23-2013 03:33:53 | More by russpowell
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Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.