Somer Orange Honey Wheat

As usual with Rogue, it’s EXTREMELY difficult to tell if this is just another alias for another one of their brews since they have so many re-naming projects going on, but because of the thread below, and because of searching around (including Rogue’s site) and finding nothing, I *think* that this has a chance of being a new brew and something that should be added to the db. Anyway, it can be moved if it does turn out to be an alias of a beer already in the db (I am pretty sure this is NOT the Honey Wheat currently listed). I’m also not sure of the style, but it DOES have wheat in it, and it does resemble a pale wheat, so hear we go!

http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/2002198

Pour is a pale, clouded yellow with excellent carbonation, a nice head and some lace. Large amount of yeast sediment in the bottom of the bottle that gets transferred to the glass.

Nose is reminiscent of a traditional, British shandy and the tastes reflect that to an extent too. VERY light citrus and a sweetness that you can attribute to the honey. The orange peel comes through less in terms of the taste, and more in terms of a dry, bitterness that one associates with mixed peel.

Soft mouthfeel with the bitterness slightly accentuated in the finish.

Hard to put the glass down on a warm, summer, Atlanta day, I would say the drinkability is very high. Lots of character, and a satisfying, tasty offering from Rogue. Not really a typical Rogue beer by any stretch of the imagination, and in this case, that’s a good thing!

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06/07/2009
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bottle
ABV: 5.2 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.15
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