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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Reviews: 143 | Ratings: 209
Photo of ndekke39
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
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 -2.3%
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 +1.4%
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
3.52 out of 5 based on 209 ratings.
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