Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch | Rogue Ales

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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 smakawhat on 07-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
360
Reviews:
63
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
13.37%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best Kolsch I've had

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Even though I'm still something of a Rogue fanboy/apologist, I still haven't tried their newest year-round offering. Maybe it's because I'm still bitter that they took their Honey Cream Ale off the market like a decade ago. Maybe it's because even though I understand their new marketing from like a PR standpoint (you got appeal to the hippies), I just don't find it all that appealing. But whatever.

This pours hazy golden with a wispy white head. Smells like a straightforward kolsh, yeasty with some light spice, and nodes of hay.

Tastes surprisingly complex and assertive. Takes a few sips to get used to. Big hay and light flowers up front, honey sweetness in the back, lingering nodes of grass and weeds. Very crisp, sharp, and refreshing.

Its got a light flavor, so it's going to lose some points with the larger craft beer community, but this is actually quite wonderfully brewed.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fantastic!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a big yellow spray painted bottle into a Gaffel stange glass.

A real nice looking Kolsch. Classic brassy lemon yellow, slow rising carbonation and various sized bubbles. Head is big shampoo white with lots of staying power and bubble bath foam like retention. Soapy head and collar left. Great looking Kolsch.

Nose is bready malts. Mild fruity wine like crispness and a good floral sense. Honey and sweetness angle is not noticeable but this has got the Kolsch angle down solidly nose wise.

Palate first sip give a nice light bready malt, but finally some of the honey sweetness gives a good depth and coating of the palate. Crisp muted effervescent slightly but more thicker on the finish but not syrupy. Honey finishes clean on the aftertaste with a good floral note to match, a much thicker Kolsch than usual, and even a bit of bitter bite to it.

A real neat take on a Kolsch and I like this subtle honey kick and mouthcoating in the end. A must try treat for Kolsch fans.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch from Rogue Ales
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