Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch | Rogue Ales

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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 smakawhat on 07-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
353
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
13.37%
 
 
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27
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Photo of keng1343
3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Molson2000
3.44/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Walnut
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueKurenai
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnTurano
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ardeer
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rickklein9
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Boone757
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of logicalparadox
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutHunter
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of Rouge Ales Rouge Farms Honey Kolsch a couple weeks ago for $2.09 at The Lager Mill. It's been a little while since I've tired a new Kolsch and this one caught my attention even though I',m not a big fan of Rouge, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle int a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks nice, it's got a nice look to it that goes well with the name and it's just a little eye catching. It poured a hazy golden color that took on more of a brighter golden color when held to the light with two fingers worth of creamy slightly off white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left just a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking Kolsch, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the honey being the first to show up and it imparts a light honey like aroma and it's followed by a little bit of doughy yeast which leads into lead into the malts which impart a grainy, pale malt, biscuit and cracker like aromas with a slight bit of a herbal aroma towards the end. This beer has a nice aroma, it's pretty standard for the style, the honey doesn't add lots to it, but it is noticeable.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the honey still being the first to show up and it imparts a lighter honey flavor with that signature honey sweetness coming through enough to be noticeable. Up next comes a little bit of doughy yeast that goes into a slight fruit flavor. Up next comes the malts which impart all the same aspects that it did in the aroma with no single aspects sticking out the most. On the finish there's a light amount of bitterness with a little bit of herbal hops coming through and it has a sweet, honey and grainy like aftertaste. This nice tasting beer, it's pretty standard for the style and nothing really sets it apart.

M- Smooth, slightly cloying, a little creamy, not too crisp, on the light side of being medium bodied with a lowering amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice, but I wish it had more carbonation.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and I thought it was a solid example of the style, it wasn't bad at all and it was pretty true to style, but it didn't have anything that really set it apart so I felt like it was pretty standard for the style. This beer had ok drinkability, I think one would be enough for me since the sweetness might start to wear one me. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance and the balance, those are the highlights of this beer. What I like the least about this beer is the lighter carbonation, I wish it had some more. I don't think i would buy this beer again, but I wouldn't turn one down, it's not a must try, but if you want a standard Kolsch with a little bit of a honey aspect to it then I think it's worth trying. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it and I think with a little more work this could be a pretty good beer. It's not a favorite Rouge beer and it's a little above average for style. Nice job guys, this is a solid Honey Kolsch.

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Photo of drews240
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 dkemp713
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atr2605
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a clear straw yellow with a white sudsy head with good retention
S-lots of honey, wheat, unbuttered popcorn
T-more honey and wheat, some dry biscuit flavors
M-light-medium bodied, good amount of carbonation, clean and crisp
O-interesting take on a kolsch, very refreshing

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Photo of grahuba
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baklo
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tjwarren
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great summer beer. Refreshing, tasty, drinkable.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch from Rogue Ales
3.74 out of 5 based on 353 ratings.
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