Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch – Rogue Brewery (Newport, OR, USA)

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  • My Rating: C+

Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch – Rogue Brewery, 4.8% ABV – 1 pint 9.4 fl.oz., (Newport, OR, USA)

on the back of the bottle:

“Situated just across from 40 acres of Rogue hops, 119 colonies of bees were carefully kept and fed and the honey was uncapped, extracted, filtered, and finally infused into a refreshing Honey Kolsch ale.”

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  • Style: (Honey) Flavoured Kölsch
  • Taste:
  • Where I got it : Brewery Creek
  • How much: $11 (after 10% off) – 1 pint 9.4 fl.oz., October 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: not quite

Visual: It says ale on the bottle which I bet is correct, but let’s just say it’s a lager because it drinks like one. Pours cloudy golden lager yellow with a smallish lasting creamy head, a thin layer of retention, some lacing, not that many slow singular streams.

Nose: faint citrus grassy malt (lvl-2)-pungency

Attack: crisp fizzy smoothness

Mid-palate: mellow (lvl-5)-lager sweetness, fizzy crisp, (MAIN) malts, honey, mild lemon citrus

Finish: persistent honey sweetness, very soft hopped bitter malty sweet finish.

Summary: Drinks like a medium-bodied lager, like an upgraded version of the big company beers out there (Kokanee, Bud, etc.). Not terribly complex or deep, it’s a nice meal beer.