Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch | Rogue Ales

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3.68/5
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Rogue Farms Honey KolschRogue Farms Honey Kolsch
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Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We grow bees. Taste the difference.

Ingredients: Rogue Farms Dare™ and Risk™ Malts; Wheat, DextraPils & Aciduated Malts; Rogue Hopyard Honey & Wild Flower Honey; Alluvial Hops; Free Range Coastal Water and Kolsch #2 Yeast.

Added by imbibehour on 07-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,250
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
406
pDev:
13.04%
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0
 
 
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Ratings: 406 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of jgiordano88
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arrowsmith_
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mchegash
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a golden orange with a thin layer of white head. Moderately clear.
S: faint notes of citrus, slightly sweet
T: Interesting taste. Light citrus, maybe hints of grape must. Quite bready. Don't really have any experience with the Kolsch style, so I'm not really able to compare it with anything. Different from what I'm used to in a beer. It's not bad though.
F: Medium bodied. Quite crisp. Fairly dry finish
O: This was a decent beer and a nice change of pace.

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Photo of B_B
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into narrow glass: color is hazy gold, head is off white with fine bubbles, head laces the glass sides well and lingers with a solid top.

Smell is light malt, definitely a noticeable difference between this and pilsner based kolsch aroma - less bready, toasty malt aroma; light honey floral notes.

Taste follows aroma with malt forward, light bread, some wheat like notes, then some honey sweetness; hops are fairly neutral, maybe some grass.

Mouthfeel is pleasant with full presence on the tongue, moderate carbonation, then a fairly drying finish.

Overall a slightly sweeter, less pronounced malt flavor version of a kolsch.

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Photo of Abstractspirit
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maxms
4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had it from a smaller can. In plastic glass, near the fountain at the National Mall. Very unusual taste, just slightly sweet. Frefreshing. Goes well at 90F and high humidity.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.01/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

DATE: May 26, 2018... OCCASION: having weathered Michael's tournament's first day--and its 90-degree temperature--I look to sip/slam something thirst-quenching... GLASSWARE: Ayinger willibecker... pours a golden yellow, slightly hazy and teeming with bubbles... its head forces me to wait before adding the rest of the can to it... the head itself is thick, foamy and two-fingered, with pock marks and cambers like melting snow... a healthy, fresh-looking ale... Saaz is strong, as is the honey and crisp bread malts... lagerish qualities of light floral notes also present themselves... as any good kolsch should, this one is an up-and-down kind of sipper--light, spritzy, slightly malty at the back end, cleansing in the middle and not requiring too much thought... the liveliness is appreciable, to be fair, and the body is tangible... the honey lends a rounded sweetness, while the hay and Saaz engage the taste buds... unique enough within the genre, this refreshes and pleases well enough too...

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Photo of jrc1093
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of depechemode1983
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light golden honey color with a slight haze. The head is white with moderate retention and moderate lacing. The carbonation looks inviting with lots of tiny bubbles rushing to the top.
Upfront on the nose you get honey with a hint of lemon with some faint grains. The honey and lemon are the star of the show.
The taste is similar although with the grains being more pronounced. There is also some honey aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is very nice. Its light bodied and with playful carbonation. Perfect for a hot Texas spring day.

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bmarkalan1970
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DelfinAzul7546
4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of singletary
3.09/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hopalongcassidy2
2.78/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The can is cute (orange background with a honeybee), but this beer is pretty bland. The taste is like a basic lager (not really a kölsch), but with no honey taste ...although if you sniff the glass you can smell the honey. It was very easy to drink, but not very "Kölsch" nor very honey flavored. I did finish it without any problem, but I wouldn't buy it again.

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Photo of Greenlabel
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very attractive can that contains a very impressive product. The addition of honey makes this one of the most unusual and enjoyable Kolsch-style ales I've tried. Glad that Rogue shipped it from OR to MA which enabled me to try it. I'll be a repeat purchaser.

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Photo of Dewsby
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Velivolus
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, Brewers Droop, Bristol - Pours light hazy golden with a medium white foamy head. Nice lacing. Medium carbonation. Aroma - Light honey notes, malty feel. Taste - Sweet, light honey, malty front, yeasty/bready overtones, crisp light bitter finish. Well balanced honey kolsch. Very refreshing nd crisp.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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