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Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch - Rogue Ales

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234 Ratings
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 16
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: smakawhat on 07-06-2013

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Photo of Caveworm
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nicholas2121
4.24/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch brewed by Rogue Ales, with an ABV of 5.90% This brew pours out a nice light amber color with a small white head. The smell is rich with sweetness. You also pick up on some grains and malts, in the smell. The taste is sweet like honey, with some nice grains and malts. The taste is light. The mouthfeel is smooth and full of flavor, but light. Rogue Ales did a nice job with this one. Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch, has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering in this brew. This brew is real nice and crisp . You really don't pick up on the 5.9% ABV. I like how this brew is different from most brews on the market. Overall I'm giving Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch 4.25 out of 5. I would buy this brew again.

Photo of TheCraftBrewReview
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As part of the recent self-sustain/”grow your own” movement throughout the United States, Rogue Ales has recently released a cropping of beers called “Rogue Farms” , centered around selections that they created from scratch – literally. Perhaps the most decorated of the group so far has been their “7 Hop IPA” with the “Honey Kolsch” coming in a close second. The most striking thing about this beer is the bottle which (as I’m sure you can notice in the picture above) is bright yellow and certainly a stark contrast to the usual brown or green fare. So how did it rate? What kind of “buzz” did I get from it?

Appearance – 87: Upon first pour a half-inch thick foam head was created which slowly bubbled off, leaving behind a ring of foam around the glass with constant carbonation. A hazy pale golden color, when held to the light it accentuates the sugary texture.

Aroma – 94: This. Smells. Delicious. Obviously I was expecting a sweeter scent as the beer is infused with Rogue Hopyard and Wild Flower honey, but I wasn’t expecting quite that level of barley and hops. Most accurately described as sweet and crisp, and exceptionally clean.

Body & Texture – 86: Akin to most beers put forth by Rogue, “Honey Kolsch” has a mere 10 ingredients, but the pairing of them provides a complexity that is surprising to the tongue. The brewery’s “Farm Dare” and “Risk” malts were used to create this concoction, which sits quite light and playfully on the palate. The honey is the flavor that remains with you the most from the onset.

Taste – 87: Concentrating purely upon first impressions, initial sips provide a subtle balance between the honey and malts packed into the beer. The wheat is merely an afterthought so it seems, but the most noticeable takeaway that I had was how extremely light the Kolsch was. Sure, the ABV is a mere 5.9%, but how easy it was to sip on was striking. This would have received a slightly higher grade if the remaining ingredients other than honey and malts had made an appearance, but very smooth and delightful.

Overall – 88.6 (Great): Something has to be said for breweries that pay attention to every little detail going into their beer – in this genre, quality is everything. To that end, the Honey Kolsch was impressive – the honey complimented the malts and yeast to create an extremely easy to drink beer that would find a home in my fridge in the spring and summer. There was little to no “sting” in terms of taste, but an additional strong ingredient would have really pushed this over the top.

Photo of Poupae
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zekenyce
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CAD22
2.9/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I've had a few rogue farms products and this one just doesn't compare in taste. Rather dull.

Photo of POOP
2.42/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Lacks in flavor and taste, bottle look pretty though.

Photo of trebbates
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanCFriedrich
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of double2chin
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of DiegoRomero
3.8/5  rDev +3%

Photo of beerguy45
2/5  rDev -45.8%

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.

Photo of LouZ
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Slatetank
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this on tap last night at T Brendan O'Reilly's served chilled in a pint.

The color is a hazed golden with thin pale cap with fine bead. The smell has a fruity smell with yeast ester in the aroma and almost vinous scent with honey apparent in the smell with slight herbal scent of hops. The feel is good with gentle sweetness and subtle creamy and tanginess in the yeast texture with medium low carbonation with slight bitterness mid palate and mostly dry finish.

The taste begins with a nice malt flavor and mild yeast with gentle honey sweetness and slightly creamy taste with toast elements from the malt which supports the honey flavor and there is a light hop taste that hints at green tea with a herbal quality in the finish. Overall I could not find any thing to complain about this is a solid kolsch with a honey addition. I found this enjoyable with some lager qualities and it does not seem as strong as 5.9%, but the honey could be smoothing out the feel a bit.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.04/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Mike099
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.92/5  rDev +6.2%

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Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.