Rogue Somer Orange Honey Ale | Rogue Ales

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Rogue Somer Orange Honey AleRogue Somer Orange Honey Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

13º PLATO
10 IBU
79 AA
3.5º Lovibond

Added by scott451 on 10-10-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
17.8%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 25
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1/5  rDev -70.3%

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2/5  rDev -40.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of EkimGram
2.52/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: 650mL bottle poured into standard pint. Colour is a pale golden-orange. Lots of visible carbonation, massive head dies away leaving a delicate lacing.

Smell: Yeasty, some orange. Smells musty, though. Not very good.

Taste: Better than the smell. Very light, yeasty, a little bit of clove. Just the gentlest amount of bitter.

Mouthfeel: Light, airy, not as much carbonation as visible.

Overall: The smell is extremely off-putting. If it wasn't for that I would say this is not a bad beer. Unfortunately, I would be lying if I said I did not take the first sip without having to muster up some courage.

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Photo of t420o
2.6/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Rouge orange honey ale

Bottle given to me by a friend

A- pour produces a 1 finger white head receding quick leaving no lacng. Beer looks a lot like a hazy bud 3

S- orange peel, lemon-lime,grainy boring 3

T- tastes like a corona with lime and some salt in it. Seriously that's pretty much what it tastes like but more artificial 2.5

M- prickly carbonation decent moutfell 3

D- I had trouble drinking the whole 22. Not great. I expected more from Rogue though I'm not sure why 2

C-  

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Photo of Knapp85
2.65/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not overly impressed with this beer. It's a good summer brew for sure but it's almost too light. The taste is lightly citrusy with a soft wheat backbone that is prominant. It's a sweet beer and very light bodied. The color is a light hazy yellow. This beer isn't too bad but since it's retired I guess it'll be kind of hard to find now. I'm glad I tried it but I won't miss it too much.

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2.76/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a bright yellow with a finger of white foam. Smell was mostly yeast with a hint of lemon. Taste was malt, yeast and something that used to be citric. Not too good. Mouthfeel was medium light and held together nicely. Overall one wonders if this was past it's prime. Not very good.

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Photo of Serge
2.83/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

650ml bottle pours a light golden orange color with a finger of white head that settles to a few spots of lacing. Aroma is light orange and sweet malts with some mild citrusy hops. Taste is orange zest with some malty sweetness and mild hop bitterness. A decent wheat ale, but a slight disappointment from this brewery.

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Chronofied
3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured at about 50 degrees into a tulip glass.

Appearance - Intriguing murky golden color, about a full inch of head, decent retention, nice carbonation, sediment visible.

Smell - Instant smell of orange peel as the bottle was opened. Sweet maltiness and grain followed, and a little bit of ester, like banana. Orange followed again afterward. No real indication from the nose that the herbs are present.

Taste - Nice mild grain taste with a medium body. Esters are difficult to taste undeneath the honey and orange flavors, but the orange flavor is fortunately pleasant. A little bit of spiciness in the malt, but mostly sweet, with not much in the way of hops. The coriander and chamomile make a "cameo" at the back end of the finish, but that's about it. A little more presence would probably help the brew.

Mouthfeel - Carbonation was good, though I think increased carbonation might do the brew more justice. Not particularly sticky, thickness would have improved enjoyment of it. Overall not unpleasant, but not impressive.

Drinkability - Very drinkable, if a bit sweet. Easy to session. A strong like of citrus, specifically orange, is necessary to enjoy more than a glass of this brew.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a orange yellow in color beer with very little head must have only been a mild ring.

S - Smell is pretty good I distinctly get a solid bit of orange not of peel and a touch of honey but faint. Little to no wheat.

T - I was right the wheat in this on is almost absent except in the finish which made this beer more watery rather than beer in body. The honey orange flavor was pretty nice but kind of lackluster without a solid wheat body. Would be nice to get a bit of spice but sadly no Chamomile or Coriander to speak of.

M - Tasted kind of flat compared to most other session wheat beers that are bubbly and alive with carbonation.

Overall I find it weird that they retired this since it's a solid session ale with great reviews but I guess nobody wants to pay 6+ dollars for two session beers.

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3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

P: pours a pale, yellow with a slight orange tint with a very white 2 fingers of head that leaves almost no lacing.

Smell: strait up oranges wheat and hops.

Taste follows the nose, lots of orange citrus, a wheaty breadiness follows and end with some clean hops. not bad but not amazing.

M: mouthfeel was really light

O: i was kind of let down by this beer, its lacked any serious defining character.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of KajII
3.32/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

Poured a hazy light yellow with a HUGE white fizzy head that lasted throughout and had excellent lacing. The aroma was strong with the scent of a horseblanket yeast, citrus hops and hay like malts with notes of orange, honey and some spice. It tasted sweetly-acidic with hints of honey and spice at first and then had a become a sweet-bitter flavor with a nice note of orange peel and honey at the finish. Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a nice soft carbonation. Overall a nice summer brew.

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Photo of match1112
3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: pale slightly cloudy golden straw color. had a huge head that went away quickly and left very little lacing.

S: lots of sweet citrus, honey and wheat.

T: taste is just like the smell, nothing outstanding.

M: very light smooth with a good amount of carbonation. goes down smooth with no bite.

O: nothing special but a very good beer for a hot day in the yard. too bad it's no longer brewed i could get use to this.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

What's interesting is I drank and reviewed this beer right after trying what I'd call and "opposite" summer ale. The other was a cheap BMC style with lemonade added whereas this one is a classy craft beer with spices and orange peel in the brewing. Believe it or not the former wins on flavor, but this one wins on mouthfeel, and in the end they score about the same.

Poured a 1.5" white head. Hazy yellow lemonade-like body. Smell has citrus, spice, and yes the sweet honey is in the forefront. Body has obvious honey, is pretty mild on the spices, and the orange peel mainly comes across in the finish. It's like a richer version of the summer ale. I've got to say though after mowing the yard or playing some sports I'd think this is too heavy as a thirst quencher.

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Photo of Sammy
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Herbal tea in a bomber, with some lagerish characteristic and bitterness. Best shared by several people, because I could finish but a glass and had it. Unoffensive and uninteresting. Yes, smooth mouthfeel, bitterness creeps out in the finish. A little soapiness. Maybe I should have drank ice cold.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy gold with a thin, creamy white mousse that doesn't leave much in the way of lacing. Looks like a fairly standard American wheat ale.

S: Lovely aromas of wheat, cream, honey, coriander, lavender, orange peel, and chamomile are present on the nose. This is probably the best aspect of this beer.

T: Opens smooth with notes of orange peel, lemon, coriander, wheat toast, cream, chamomile, lavender, and honey. The finish is sweet and spicy with coriander, chamomile, and honey flavors.

M: Light-bodied and slick with lively, distracting carbonation. If this beer were not so carbonated, it would be greatly improved.

O: This is a decent summer seasonal, but will likely not be a staple for most drinkers. The harsh, distracting carbonation really takes a lot away from this beer.

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