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Chatoe Rogue 19 Original Colonies Mead - Rogue Ales

Chatoe Rogue 19 Original Colonies MeadChatoe Rogue 19 Original Colonies Mead

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BA SCORE
78
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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.77%


Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Low Alcohol Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Act25 on 08-03-2013)
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BrianKeesbury

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Taste was sweet but not as powerful with the honey as was expecting. Has a slight thickness in the mouth. After bite is a bit harsh but not powerful enough to overwhelm the flavor. Nice golden color with a nice head. Easy drinker and not hard to handle a few of them.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2014 08:44:05 | More by BrianKeesbury
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kencarman

Tennessee

2.54/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is what they call White in mead judging: golden yellow with great clarity. Some carbonation, but not enough to keep it out of still category. Aroma is Orange Blossom with a hint of wildflower floral. But starting with the mouthfeel into taste is where it falls down. There's a harshness that could be confused with tannins, but more likely the carbonic bite of the carbonation combined with some high alcohol. It's NOT "alcoholic," just a wrong/higher alcohol that adds a sandpaper sense to the roof of the mouth and taste. Not "bad," just makes it a tad undrinkable. balance is an issue here. Too much of that, not enough of the honey goodness. The Filling Station lady told me "sweet." If you want a good example of "sweet" try Chaucers. But this is a bit tough to tell because the harshness makes it seem more medium. The sweet is disguised by the harsh.

Serving type: growler

01-01-2014 02:01:46 | More by kencarman
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FLima

Brazil

3.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bright golden color with a fluffy head with medium retention, but with apparent carbonation feeding a constant foam.
Predominant aroma of champagne and flowery honey with notes of jasmine.
Similarly, sweet flavor of honey, champagne and flowers, probably the stated Jasmine. Hints of white grapes, some citrusy, pollen and martini. Dry aftertaste with a total absence of bitterness.
Light to medium body with champagne carbonation.
It tasted more like a soda with a hint of white grapes mixed with alcohol rather than beer. A bit hard to drink the big bottle. It could be a good choice if you are expecting champagne or cider type of beverage, which I am not so found of.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 12:21:20 | More by FLima
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The Old Lady is a home-meaderist and my uncle has likewise tried his hand, so when I saw it at Monde Market in Philly, I was intrigued. I was surprised to see it on this site, but since I am no longer a BFG, I see no need to say anything.

The pour got me a quick, fizzy finger of head that dissipated like on soda pop. Color was a very clear pale-yellow. Nose was faint, slightly sweet and sort of perfume-like. Mouthfeel was very thin,watery and the flavor was definitely honey. It was a dry drink, not beer per se (or at all), but an interesting novelty. I was a a cider fest last weekend and I came away feeling equally unfulfilled. I think that I am going to stick with beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 18:15:18 | More by woodychandler
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

I thought no meads on BA? oh well, for what its worth, this isn't bad, carbonated like champagne and not too sweet, as they go. clear and flat looking urine color on the pour, but this is far from flat upon the first sip. not sweet from the honey, but floral and pollenated and way more spring than fall bouquet. its refreshing, but drinks a lot more like a wine than a beer. I do appreciate the local honey, but a bomber of this is far too much. hard to really compare it to anything, since I am not a mead drinker and this is not a beer. however, I like supporting rogues grow the revolution project, and I like trying something different from time to time. not my favorite, but not bad.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 19:33:08 | More by StonedTrippin
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

on tap.
No head on this light amber beer. Excellent clarity; light carbonation by appearance.
Smooth; light carbonation; ABV feels (and tastes and smells) very low for style.
Aroma: light, sweet and lemony.

O: a very light mead in every sense, with a pleasant citrus/honey/bread flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2013 17:19:36 | More by chinchill
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Act25

New Jersey

2.56/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Mead. *wikepedia below... If you must mead, then mead this.

Alcoholic beverage fermented from honey and water. It can be light or rich, sweet or dry, or even sparkling. Alcoholic drinks made from honey were common in ancient Scandinavia, Gaul, Teutonic Europe, and Greece; they were particularly common in northern Europe, where grapevines do not flourish. By the 14th century, ale and sweetened wine were surpassing mead in popularity. Today mead is made as a sweet or dry wine of low alcoholic strength. Spiced mead is called metheglin.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 02:04:47 | More by Act25
Chatoe Rogue 19 Original Colonies Mead from Rogue Ales
78 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.