Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch | Rogue Ales

Rogue Farms Honey KolschRogue Farms Honey Kolsch
BA SCORE
58.6%
Liked This Beer
3.68 w/ 374 ratings
Rogue Farms Honey KolschRogue Farms Honey Kolsch
BEER INFO

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:
#29,881
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
374
Liked:
219
Avg:
3.68/5
pDev:
13.32%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
93
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 374 |  Reviews: 66
Reviews by Ego:
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3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

eyes...
2 fingers of sizzlin white stuff, aggressively crackling, lacing is not all too much here, the head settles down to nearly zippo in a matter of moments, near to clear straw color, a central circle of bubbles emanates from the bottom center of the glass pacing well to the top

nose...
initially dry mold (in a pleasant way) lofting off into sweetness, faint touches of euro hop (herbal/earthy), nothing spectacular but nice and good for the style

taste etc...
refreshing soda pop like carbonation keeping it light and spritzy, kind of kolsch light, some kolschs have a strange aftertaste (for me) but this is pleasant and of course has that honey finish which is really delicious, there is some mild bitterness that is in total balance with the malts and honey notes.

verdict?
good beer done well, easy drinking, smooth and tasty enough. super pleasant brew. not one of my stellar reviews but this beer is just... really damn good!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of beerguy45
2/5  rDev -45.7%

I want to like this beer. Attractive bottle, but the beer is just lacking in taste.
With such packaging I was really expecting to taste something special. I read the narrative of the process and ingredients, but sorry boys, you better take a trip to Germany to learn how it's done. This is no better than my own attempt at home brew. Drinkable but just.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a slight haze and creamy head of white foam. Pillowy and fell lovely and slowly like a summer day. First nose shows me some honey but that seems to fade. Soft sweet hop. Woody earth. Faint cool herbal. And the lightest dry scent of honey that seems to have fled to the top. A faint fruity ester apple. The bread on the nose is lightly golden. The taste is powerful with honey. It has a substantial breadiness and finishes malty and breaddy. The honey is pretty dominant in the flavor though. It still does not add too much sweetness and the malt is crisp . Not so much bitterness but balanced well. I would say that in this beer the honey has given a little contrast to the light tang that should finish the beer. Your mouth still waters but it is a little heavy. Some residual sweetness in the finish but it held together very well. If you have it you will know what I mean and then notice the hop bitterness offsets the honey aftertaste. If you are drinking a beer where you can taste the restrained fruit quality of the bittering hop then the hops were used well. In this one it's citrus or if I had to name a fruit, orange peel. So in this one yes. The hops are alluvial hops and they demonstrate terroir because they are specially grown on rogue farm and only in their beer. The little of bit of wheat they put int he beer meshed well with the honey too . They preserved the mouthfeel and finish of the kolsch by using acidulated malt to accent that in the finish and that imo also allowed the authentic taste of the honey to come through. It puts a bit of sour in the beer via a small proportion of lactic acid and that gave your mouth to water at the finish but did not make the beer truly sour. carbonation is bubbly. A small bubble with a small bite which also puts a little something into the finish and lightens the sugar so medium dry. I really enjoyed this beer.

An American kolsch style beer made with the addition of honey. Now if my scores look low let me explain. Its too bubbly for kolsch, it has a strong flavor in it and the finish is different but good enough for me. The honey is brought out well . And like a rogue it used the allowable amount of wheat. The hops are exquisite and so the honey flavor did change the style in the finish. The score I gave is actually high. This brewer used clever innovations to bring you this beer .

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.92/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy white head that quickly dissipates to spotty lacing.
The aroma is biscuit, cracker, clover honey and a touch of citrus.
The taste is cracker and sweet grains with a touch of spicy hops and a light lemon citrus.
Mouthfeel is light and bubbly. Smooth and refreshing.
Crushable.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of juicebox
4.29/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Golden32
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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

22oz bottle into a small tulip.
Slight hazy golden with a decent head.

Refined and appropriately mild beer. Nice subtle flavors with both bready and fruity aspects. Aroma is notably more bready than hoppy. Excellent balance.

O. Very refreshing and easy drinking. Super for style.

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3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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

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3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.3/5  rDev +16.8%

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Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 58.6% out of 100 with 374 ratings
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