Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch
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Rogue Farms Honey KolschRogue Farms Honey Kolsch
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Style:
Kölsch
Ranked #142
ABV:
5%
Score:
84
Ranked #35,544
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 12.87%
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
468
From:
Rogue Ales
 
Oregon, United States
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Gots
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SCORE
84
Good
Rogue Farms Honey KolschRogue Farms Honey Kolsch
Notes: 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.
Reviews: 107 | Ratings: 468 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Spikester:
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Spikester from Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy pale gold with one finger of white five minute head. Some splotches of lace.
Smell is honey and malt.
Taste is honey malt and a good amount of herbal hops.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. The finish is slightly wet and balanced.
Overall a tasty novelty ale. Easy drinking.

Nov 02, 2018
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utopiajane from New York

3.73/5  rDev 0%
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 .

Aug 02, 2016
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beerguy45 from Alaska

2/5  rDev -46.4%

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.

Nov 27, 2014
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hman43 from North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours golden and clear with a slightly off white head. head retention is good.

Smell: It has a grainy sweet aroma with some cracker. It is a bit flowery and floral with honey.

Taste: It is grainy sweet and the honey is more noticeable in the flavor than in the aroma. There is light cracker with some flowery elements. It also has a low herbal quality.

Feel: It has a medium body.

Overall, the honey does create an interesting take on a kolsch.

Aug 30, 2020
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Nyskizy from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Sep 21, 2013
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DaveCash from New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

May 14, 2017
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Quafftastic from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Aug 08, 2013
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nick_perry from North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Straw yellow color, medium white head, lot of residual foam in the glass. Sweet aroma to it. Touch of some spicy hops up front, mellowed out by the sweetness from the honey. Some fruity esters on the finish.

Aug 01, 2017
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curtismontcalm from Canada (AB)

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Mar 13, 2014
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superwho24 from Arkansas

3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Rogue makes some of my favorite beers, but I'm not a big fan of this one. Probably just the style. I enjoyed it as I do all beers.

Aug 29, 2017
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PopGun from Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Aug 25, 2014
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CapEO from Wisconsin

4.42/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Aug 25, 2017
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gshackles from New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Aug 27, 2013
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KLHBB from Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can, hazy golden honey color. Sweet fresh flowery honey smell, Taste follows with a fruity citrus tang. A creamy feel, overall I loved it and will look for it again.

Jun 11, 2020
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jbehlar from Mississippi

3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 07, 2017
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jzlyo from Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Aug 06, 2014
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Bmarkalan1970 from South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 04, 2018
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whatthewhat from California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

Aug 16, 2013
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birdonthewire from New Jersey

3.16/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Fairly standard Kolsch and very easy to drink. Not much of a honey taste. Not one of Rogue's bests but not bad either. At $12 a 6pack it's a bit pricey for what you get, though.

Oct 04, 2017
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Mullinger1980 from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Jan 16, 2014
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EmeraldSea44 from Georgia

3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sep 25, 2017
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DerwinWentworth from Utah

4/5  rDev +7.2%

Jul 10, 2014
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Blackcandy from Michigan

2.93/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank from a 12oz bottle. Brewed sometime in 2017. The beer has a fresh hoppie smell. The beer is slightly bitter with a moderate sweet aftertaste the taste of honey is just noticeable. I was expecting a fuller honey taste. Overall its a decent beer and it's flavorful enough that it's enjoyable. Though it was below my expectations the more of it i drink the more I like it

Nov 11, 2017
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MSandahl23 from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Jul 14, 2014
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Velivolus from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 10, 2018
Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 468 ratings