Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch
Rogue Ales

Rogue Farms Honey KolschRogue Farms Honey Kolsch
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Style:
German Kölsch
Ranked #136
ABV:
5%
Score:
84
Ranked #33,781
Avg:
3.72 | pDev: 13.17%
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
443
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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.
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Reviews: 95 | Ratings: 443
Reviews by ZAP:
Photo of ZAP
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L-Oak colored...nice 1/4 fluffy white head

S-Lightly sweet with bready notes

T-Biscuits like maltiness....honey comes through perfectly adding a touch of flavor but not an overbearing sweetness....floral hops blend nicely...

F-Medium bodied...creamy texture....no close to cloying but has some sweetness

O-Very enjoyable honey beer.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
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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Photo of beerguy45
2/5  rDev -46.2%

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 Nyskizy
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of DaveCash
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Quafftastic
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of nick_perry
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Photo of curtismontcalm
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of superwho24
3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

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Photo of PopGun
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of CapEO
4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gshackles
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of jbehlar
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzlyo
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Bmarkalan1970
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whatthewhat
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of birdonthewire
3.16/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

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Photo of Mullinger1980
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of EmeraldSea44
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Blackcandy
2.93/5  rDev -21.2%
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

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Photo of MSandahl23
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Velivolus
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Irrationalist
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of KPen
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glass: Pint glass at a “pour it yourself” taphouse in Casper Wyoming, Frontier Brewing Co.
Color: Pale yellow with almost no head, glass was filled with bubbles.
Mouth: Light bodied and crisp with a bubbly mouth feel reminiscent of champagne.
Taste: Refreshing with just a touch of sweetness. Delicious grape and honey crisp apple notes. Surprisingly, almost no yeast or bread characteristics.

A DELICIOUS beer that I would like to drink for an entire summer day.

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Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 443 ratings