Wild Oats Series No. 13 - Weiss O'Lantern - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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Wild Oats Series No. 13 - Weiss O'Lantern
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85
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23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Weiss O'Lantern is a weiss (white) beer brewed with pumpkin. Orange-hued with a tall creamy head, the pumpkin, citrus fruit, and spice flavours shine through a full wheat body. The finish is lively, zippy, and darn refreshing!

17 IBU

(Beer added by: bryehn on 10-03-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of DaPan
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of SebD
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice cloudy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of yeast, spices, bready malts, and pumpkin.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some yeast, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, bready malts and pumpkin.

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

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

Photo of wizo
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of TerryW
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big bubbly, soapy white head sitting on top of a clear pale yellow brew. The head immediately dissipates leaving a partial film, only a wee bit of lace. Interesting looking head, but after that just an average looking beer.

Aroma has all the characteristics you'd expect of a weiss and comes across real nice at that level. Pleasantly spicy and aromatic like a weiss should be, but laid over top of something variously soapy or horsey smelling - not sure which - but I'm guessing that must be the pumpkin side of things asserting itself somehow. Not unpleasant, but something that needs sorting out. I will gives these guys kudos for not taking the shortcut that most pumpkin beer brewers take by just loading up their beers with nutmeg & cinnamon & etc.

Tastewise, still a weiss, but with a twist. Some of the traditional pumpkin pie spice, plus some nice earthiness. Mouthfeel is sparkling and sharp with carbonation, but that edge comes off as the beer warms up.

Overall, an interesting beer. I like how the pumpkin compliments the brew instead of the thing just being overwhelmed by pie spice. Different from your typical pumpkin beer and a nice variation on a decent wheat beer.

Photo of SandS
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of KrisDLSmith
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

LCBO bottle. Pours a light yellow with small white bubbly head. Spicy and yeasty nose. Beau signature yeast and mouthfeel, which was a bit above average still as if its on glycerin. Taste is a weiss together with understated pumpkin flavour and a mild spicy finish. Not bad drinkability. More weiss than pumpkin, a changeup for fans of the style.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 2857. Bottled on 10/09/12. Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Pale straw yellow. Translucent. Half a finger of off-white head.

S - Bready malts, clove and banana up front. Some spice in the background that is very much secondary. The pumpkin doesn't really come through.

T - A huge spice bouquet up front is met by clove, Belgian yeast and some banana flavours. The pumpkin is present without being dominant. Lighter ginger and nutmeg flavours in the background. A lot of different flavours here that come together nicely.

M - Medium body. Slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

600mL bottle from the LCBO, part of Beau's fall release. Interesting bottle, liking the label.

Poured into a nonic. Admittedly, this is not one of the most attractive beers I have come across, but there you go. Opaque effervescent golden-orange, loads of visible carbonation, with a head that quickly dissolves into nothingness.

Nose is mostly wheat beer: clove, spice, a bit of wheat malt, and something sweet that may or may not be pumpkin, some cinnamon.

And yet, despite all the warning signs, the brew is actually pretty tasty. It took five sips for me to get the pumpkin, and then I never lost it. Nice spicy hop finish, pumpkin puree round the middle, and a citrus entry. Certainly incorporates both sides of the "pumpkin/weiss" idea, and does so pretty well I have to say. Vigorous carbonation, thin bodied, refreshing and light.

Interesting brew to say the least. It's a hot day (oddly enough) despite the lateness of the season. so oddly enough this is precisely what I was kind of hankering for. Worth a go for sure.

Photo of hopsolutely
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden colour with a hint of orange amber. Fizzy white head dissipates quickly, leaving no lacing.

More wheat beer than pumpkin ale, at least to my nose and taste. Spicy aroma is heavy on the banana and cloves. I may be able to detect a mote of nutmeg, but almost no pumpkin or pumpkin pie spices. Taste-wise there is a hint of pumpkin in the finish, but again the banana and wheat elements are definitely forward.

A decent beer to drink and I'm not sorry to have bought one, but "pumpkin ale" is a style I enjoy and this is dissimilar to any other of its kind. Still rating it fairly highly because I believe it’s well brewed, and because it could be recommended to anyone looking for a decent Canadian-brewed traditionally Germanic , clear wheat beer.

Photo of CanuckRover
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium cold. Medium head... quite fizzy, settles very quickly. No lacings at all.

Aroma is really nice. Big pumkin pie notes, with just the faintest of hefeweizen characteristics lingering around in the background.

Carbonation pushes the banana and cloves of a hefe to the forefront. Flavours start to mellow mid-palate and you start to get serious pumpkin puree. Nutmeg features prominently, with an almost vanilla-tinged sweetness.

Really like the mouthfeel. Quite more'ish, medium bodied.

A really interesting beer, nice change of pace.

Photo of korguy123
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy light gold pour. Two finger, off white bubbly head. Lacing is minimal.

Bananas, cloves, cinnamon, pumpkin, grape skin and pears. Brown sugar and some nutmeg.

Bananas, pumpkin, pears, brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Slightly tart with a quick finish.

Light body, high carbonation.

Photo of heebes
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light hazy orange copper with a finger of white bubbly head that dissipates quickly. Nose is biscuity, pie crust, spices, pumpkin puree, cloves and banana. Taste is very much like a weiss; banana and belgian yeast upfront on the palate, pumpkin and some light spices in the middle and a dry malty finish. Medium bodied with a high carbonation feel.
A nice combo take on a weiss/pumpkin.

Photo of BGDrock
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy, peach coloured; head is good and lasts a few minutes before reducing to a film

Aroma: fruity, acidic esters of a weisse - only sense of pumpkin probably skewed by knowing it's a flavoured beer

Taste & Mouthfeel: pumpkin spice pops in the first taste, mostly clove, nutmeg, some cinnamon; this pairs nicely with the expected weisse fruitiness which leans towards orange; finish is clean and fresh; some light pumpkin flavour show after the spice notes and the puree may contribute to the hint of an oily texture

Overall: adapting the weisse style to include a pumpkin flavour is something I haven't seen before, but it's turned out to be a great idea - the spice and pumpkin itself are a great match, and it's a just a good, refreshing weisse in itself

Photo of spinrsx
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

600ml bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for 8$

Appearance - Slightly hazy amber/copper colour with an average size fizzy/frothy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes.

Smell - Malts, cloves, all spice, citric acid

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, wheat, and very light pumpkin. There is also some all-spice, clove, yeast, herbal notes and a bit of a lactic/citrus acid flavour. It ends with a spicy aftertaste.

Overall - An interesting tasting beer for sure. I didn't pick up on a whole lot of pumpkin but it's still a seasonal tasting beer. Price per bottle might prevent further purchases, but it was worth a try.

Photo of jrenihan
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled Sept 22, 2012. Drank October 4, 2012.

Beer is a cloudy golden, a bit orange. Good sized white head. OK retention.

Pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices in the nose: nutmeg and cinnamon. Banana and clove. Sweet doughy read. Truly a mix of pumpkin ale and hefeweizen, as advertised.

Taste is true to the nose. Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, banana, clove. I don't typically like ginger in beers (though love it in food), but it works here- not overpowering but present. Nice.

Light to medium bodied, moderate to high carbonation.

Overall. a good beer. First pumpkin weiss I have had (are there many in existence?), and a success in my books.

Photo of peensteen
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from LCBO, lists ABV as 5.6%

Hazy golden colour, one finger of white head, some lace left on the glass. Smell is spicy, ginger and cinnamon, a bit of pumpkin, touch of orange, nutmeg perhaps, banana and clove also fairly forward as well. Taste is spicy with some pumpkin, fairly fruity as well banana and orange, clove and pumpkin spice in the finish. Med-hig carbonation, medium body, nice feel, certainly feels like a hefe. Pretty nice take on a pumpkin beer, comes across as a nice spicy wheat beer, would have this again gladly.

Photo of liamt07
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Amsterdam's Movember Brewstache Beerfest, advertised as the Jack O'Layton Weiss (a Pumpkin Weiss), so I'll assume this is the same thing. Into a plastic pint cup.

Pours a lightly brown golden orange, with a voluminous white head. Good lacing and retention even on a plastic cup. Nose is ehavy on some nutmeg and other assorted fall spicing. Herbal notes, light wheat and general hefeweizen character. Comes across as more of a spiced weiss than a 'pumpkin' weiss, although I'm sure the terms are fairly interchangeable for the season. Taste is more spice forward, some wheat, and very modest banana character. A bit of yeast. Pretty high carbonation, medium feel. A spicy bite in the finish. An interesting concept if not perfectly executed.

Photo of bryehn
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at Beau's Oktoberfest 2011. Officially listed by the brewery as a "Pumpkinweiss".

Poured a hazy yellow colour with orange tinting, a sizable white head and tons of visible carbonation.

The aroma had a definite farm fresh funk to it, but was very appealing. Pumpkin, spices wheat and lemongrass all came through.

The taste had a standard witbier banana flavour to it, with a strong orange note in addition to a fairly mild pumpkin flavour. The beer was less sweet than expected and had a dry finish.

The mouthfeel was on the thin side, but had a very creamy quality on the tongue. Very easygoing.

This was a solid beer that was a pleasant surprise. So many things could have gone wrong, but the flavours were kept in balance.

Wild Oats Series No. 13 - Weiss O'Lantern from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.