- 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.”
- Style: (Honey) Flavoured Kölsch
- 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.