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Wild Oats Series No. 9 - Winterbrewed - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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Wild Oats Series No. 9 - WinterbrewedWild Oats Series No. 9 - Winterbrewed

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BA SCORE
84
good

31 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Viggo on 02-14-2011

The 2012 edition of Winterbrewed is an amber lager, brewed with Guatemalan organic fair trade coffee from Bridgehead. Colour is light amber with orangey hues. The coffee flavours and aromas are accented and enhanced by a distinct New Zealand hop presence.

25 IBU
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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Latarnik
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tbeckett
3.39/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thehyperduck
4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

600 mL bottle included in the Best of Beau's 2014 sampler pack; bottled Oct 22 2014 and served slightly chilled.

Pours a hazy amber-orange colour with a bit of a brownish tinge, topped off with just under two fingers' worth of fluffy, off-white head that gradually condenses into a creamy, resilient cap. Great retention, with a full ring of sticky lace deposited while it slowly recedes. Little black flecks of (what I am assuming is) coffee slowly build up at the bottom of the glass as time goes on. The aroma includes strong notes of dark roasted coffee grounds, in addition to hints of toffee, toasted nuts and earthy, floral hop notes. Thumbs up so far.

This stuff was definitely brewed with coffee-loving beer drinkers in mind. Malty caramel sweetness, toasted tree nuts and roasted malts offer some wonderful interplay with the huge notes of coffee grounds and cappuccino. A hint of citrus peel also comes through, with baker's chocolate and bitter coffee rounding out the finish and providing an enjoyably persistent aftertaste. Light-medium in body, with moderate carbonation levels that provide a good, crisp feel in the mouth that softens as the beer warms. A pleasure to sip; just a solid beer all around.

Final Grade: 4.15, an impressive A-. Winterbrewed is an excellent coffee-infused beer, and quite possibly my favourite of the four offerings contained in this sampler. The roasty coffee bean flavour is fairly intense, providing a lovely, lingering bitterness that is certain to please the java nuts. Reminds me of an English brown crossed with an amber and then mixed with coffee grounds - great stuff that I would almost certainly pick up again, assuming it were to become available in a more accessible format.

Photo of KrisDLSmith
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillAndSarah
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJ63
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lgmol
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Though I would not have expected coffee in an amber ale this really worked for me! Just the right amount of coffee in the nose and the taste.

Photo of mick303
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of DamoTO700
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of KeKeKumba
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of beerhunter13
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

big up to my BA in crime andrenaline for including this in our last trade
A - dark clear amber brown, solid head retained at half a finder with plenty of consistent lacing
S - strong raw coffee bean aroma, mild molasses but the coffee dominates everything
T - BIG ground espresso flavour, some toffee and bloodlike flavours, finishes with a bit of a resiny touch
M - medium with a definite coffee smoky/roasty/chaulky feel with an equivalent coffee bitterness
T - this brew is really only for those who love beer and coffee, which I am so it's a tasty treat that i'm enjoying to the max

Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a clear light amber color ale with a huge light brown foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of floral dry coffee notes is quite strong and dominated any other characteristics. Taste is also dominated by floral coffee notes with just the right amount of astringency. Body is light with good carbonation. Very well brewed though I am not enough of a coffee junky to appreciate this to the full extent.

Photo of dipso123
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of SebD
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice clear deep amber color to it. It has a nice light beige head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of coffee with some chocolate, caramel, roasted malts and some nuttiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some rich coffee along with roasty notes, chocolate, cappuccino, some caramel sweetness and some nutty notes.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

Photo of korguy123
4.39/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into tumbler.
2013 release. I'm slowly working my way through as many Beau's beers as I can.

Completely translucent brown pour. The appearance of coffee with a latte head of light tan foam. Lacing is decent.

Black coffee, black coffee, black coffee and oh... did I mention black coffee? This smells like I should be scrambling some eggs to go with this. Slight nutty aroma with a touch of sweetness.

Iced coffee and a brown ale. There isn't anything else going on in here. I think if Starbucks of Timmies started selling this I'd never buy regular coffee again, or be able to work lol.

Light body, good carbonation.

This is the most coffee forward beer I've ever had. I had Surly Coffee Bender before and I found the coffee quite muddled compared to this. This is just awesome.

Photo of andrenaline
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice ruby red colour, thumb of head with solid retention and no real lacing.

S - Coffee, fresh brewed with a touch of sugar and cream. This is straight up coffee with a hint of caramel on the finish. Impressive.

T - The flavour is again dominated by freshly brewed coffee with a sweet cocoa undertone that lingers alongside toasted oats and a milk chocolate finish. Espresso bitterness comes through with a hint of caramel.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness.

O - A tasty coffee infused ale that is sure to please. I could pound this stuff all day, and am glad I have a few extra bottles to get through.

Photo of ThinkAgain
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Photo of liamt07
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Digimaika2
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

(4.0) A: Clear and rich mahogany amber colour with a thick and creamy foam head. Lasting retention and noticeable lacing down the glass.

(3.75) S: Bitter dark chocolate covered espresso beans, tart raspberries, vanilla, toffee or butterscotch, and herbal aromas. The espresso bean aroma is bold and enticing and could be smelled during the pour.

(3.75) T: Espresso bean, dark chocolate, nuts, caramel, tart raspberry, and grains on the finish. A general creamy cappuccino-like taste. Appropriately dry with some slight bitterness. Quite easy drinking with a solid flavour profile that comes across relatively smooth and mellow.

(3.5) M: Lighter bodied with medium carbonation. Faint oily sheen but predominately clean and crisp.

(3.75) D: Although I’ve only had a chance to try Beau’s more mainstream offerings, this is my favourite of theirs to date, albeit a collaboration. Very good strong coffee flavours come through but this still retains a high drinkability. Worth a try.

Photo of peensteen
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Rich ruby amber colour, 1.5 fingers of off white head, rocky with lots of lace as well. Smell is dominated by coffee grinds, faint malt is in the backround and as it warms reveals a decent amount of hops but the coffee is near imposible to get past. Taste is less coffee heavy than expected, malty with quite a bit of coffee, a bit of caramel and toffee, lightly sweet, chocolate and lightly bitter in the finish, mild hop aftertaste with more coffee. Medium-light carbonation, medium body, light at points, pretty good feel. Not bad and fairly interesting, but a bit one dimensional, dont see myself coming back to this.

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Wild Oats Series No. 9 - Winterbrewed from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.