Full Review

Rogue Ales

Rogue Ales
Honey Kolsch

Category: Kolsch

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.2%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Rogue Ales
Honey Kolsch

Category: Kolsch

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.2%
Minutely hazy light gold color. Aromas of corn pudding with honey, pineapple yogurt, and schmaltz with a supple, spritzy, dryish medium body and an engaging, medium-long salt buttered sourdough toast, snap peas, radish and onion sprouts, and honeycomb finish. A very savory and rustic Kölsch for the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Funky
Aroma Aroma: corn pudding with honey, pineapple yogurt, and schmaltz
Taste Flavor: salt buttered sourdough toast, snap peas, radish and onion sprouts, and honeycomb
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Asparagus Frittata, Mushroom Quiche, Aged Gouda
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very savory and rustic Kölsch for the table.

The Producer

Rogue Ales

The Producer
2320 OSU Drive
Newport, OR 97365
USA
1 541-867-3660

Kolsch

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Serve in a Stange
Kölsch is pale straw to pale gold in color and ranges in alcohol from 4.5-5.5%. These beers are light-to-medium bodied and have a clean, crisp finish as a result of cooler fermentation temperatures. Subtle fruitiness and a dry, herbal hop-accented finish define these easy drinking ales. Originating in Cologne, Germany, the word kölsch is legally limited to the beers brewed in the city of Cologne. This naming convention is closely followed in European markets, but outside of Europe kölsch style beers may be labeled as simply kölsch. Most examples one will encounter in the US are brewpub draft interpretations produced during the summer months, though some commercial brewers produce a summer ale in the kölsch style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Summertime, Metropolitan Krankshaft Kölsch and Sünner Kölsch.