Somer Orange Honey Wheat | Rogue Ales

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Somer Orange Honey WheatSomer Orange Honey Wheat

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

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

Added by FightingEntropy on 11-13-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 209 |  Reviews: 143
Photo of Slynger
4.07/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy lemon with an orange tinge, a cap of fine white fuzz.

Nice nose with honeysuckle and fresh orangey scents along with mellow wheaty and yeastiness.

Lightly sweet and flowery creamed honey flavor, soft wheat bread and yeasty base, light fresh orangey overtones, and a touch of fresh grassy hop bitterness. Medium-light body has pleasant fuzzy-tingly carbonation.

Very refreshing, light and tasty, supreme drinkability. Very good summer brew.

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Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.99/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle

Pours a cloudy pale orange color with a small white head that maintains. Mild lacing on the glass.

Bready and yeasty upfront, leading into some nice fruity tones. Very nice aromatics for a American pale wheat.

Rich bready and yeasty flavors upfront leading into a nice, light orange fruity taste with a perceived sweetness. Finishes quite dry with a pleasant lingering fruity and yeasty taste.

Light body, ample carbonation.

What a pleasant surprise. Full of flavor, which is an uncommon thing for this style. Very easy to drink, as was expected. Probably my favorite beer in this style after Gumballhead.

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Photo of elniko
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had beer on tap at Rogue Brewery Brewers on the Bay in Newport in pint glass.

A: Pale amber hue, light head.

S: Slight scent of orange, hints of maltiness as well.

T & M: This is a very light beer, hint of the fruitiness as well as wheat textures. Refreshing mouthfeel, quite enjoyable.

D: Highly drinkable, I really enjoyed this beer as the final beer in my session at the Rogue Brewery.

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Photo of emerge077
3.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Uncle Mike's in Pleasant Prairie, WI.
Served in a footed pilsner glass.

Golden orange color, some transparency. Aroma was mostly wheat, floral with trace citrus. No discernable orange.

Taste was fairly average, dull wheat and a very vague hop twang in the back, good carbonation. Again, where's the orange? Easy to drink, not much substance. Should have gone with Oberon and learn.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a few of these bottles from Newport Public House. Poured very cloudy with good carbonation. Aromas of wheat, honey, orange with decent hops. Very good drinkability. I even liked it. My wife loves it. Recommended for sure. Cheers and enjoy. Rogue pulls through again

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Photo of JerryG
3.39/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

There are two other Honey Orange Wheat listed in BA and they are all the same beer. Eugene City Brewery started brewing this beer. They sold their beer out of West Brothers Barbecue restaraunt in Eugene, OR. Sadly, West Brothers went out of business and Eugene City with it. Rogue has taken up the recipe (it was ECB's flagship beer).

The color is the brightest orange I have seen in a beer, and nicely cloudy with a bubbly sparklilng carbonation. With a name like honey orange wheat I was expecting a fruitier nose, and was disappointed. I think this is why it is served with an orange slice (which does complement it). Taste is light, wheate ale with some fruity taste. No bitterness, and a little yeast taste.

Very good summer beer. It went well the hot barbecue at West Bros.

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Photo of ndekke39
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this on-tap at the Portland brewpub. Poured a cloudy honey color with a foamy, bright white head. Aromas and flavors of, well, honey, oranges, wheat, plus all the spices you would expect from a witbier. Tends toward being a little too spicy and bitter. Needs more of the sweet of the fruit and honey. Good carbonation and head retention. Pretty good drinkability, although not as complex as I would like. Still, it's not out-and-out bad, by any means.

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Photo of younger35
3.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank this beer over Labor Day weekend at Rogue. I’m pretty sure it’s only available on tap at the beer bar. Drank out of a pint glass.

Appearance- Pours a light yellow with some chill haze that slowly clears as it warms. Maybe about a half finger white head that disappears leaving nothing behind.
Smell- Very clean and semi fragrant. Lightly floral hops smell like fresh lilacs. Slight orange and lemon zest round out the nose.
Taste- Starts with a refreshing bitter orange that slowly melds into a nice sweet wheat malt. The honey marginally adds to the sweetness but is not a bit cloying. Finishes with a lemon zest like tartness that seems a bit out of place.
Mouthfeel- Very light body that borders on watery with a light, fizzy carbonation. Starts crisp and clean the finishes very dry.
Drinkability- One of the better flavored wheat I’ve had but I’m still not 100% in love with fruit flavors (other than yeast esters) in my Wheat Brews. My girlfriend enjoyed it quite a bit though. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of FightingEntropy
3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is only at Rogue and not bottled, and had it on draft during my recent west coast visit. A very light bodied beer with a thin white head with big bubbles that fell quickly w/o any lace to show for it. Yellow-ish beer, though not quite macro lager color because of a hint of orange in it. Slight hazy too with lots of fruit in the noste. Strong honey and orange in the taste as well. Not a bad beer, but not up to Rogue's usual standard.

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Somer Orange Honey Wheat from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 209 ratings