Wild Oats Series No. 18 - Strong Patrick Irish Red Ale - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
4.16/5 rDev +8.3%
A - clear cedar red-brown, two fingers of light tan head was creamy and held very nicely
S - nutty, syrupy, toasty, mild leafs
T - almonds and rich toffee up front, sillky vanilla oakiness, subtle leafy hops, finishes sweet and woody
M - medium body, creamy smooth, touch of alcohol warm on the finish
O - extremely tasty and easy drinking, the smooth vanilla oak barrel aging adds a great dimension to this style of brew
08-04-2013 23:24:13 | More by joemcgrath27
3.71/5 rDev -3.4%
Appearance: It has a nice deep hazy orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of toffee, caramel, bready malts, floral hops, oak and tart cherries.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has some sweet toffee, caramel, some woody oak, bready malts, floral hops, some citrus and a bit of sourness.
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.
07-30-2013 22:31:32 | More by SebD
3.83/5 rDev -0.3%
Appearance: A solid finger and a half of head with ample lacing being produced, although retention could be better. The body I would say is about 50% opaque/translucent with a red copper colour and the carbonation in it is low and slow.
Smell: Caramel malt is certainly the dominant scent, but notes of whisky, tea and vanilla can also be found. Warming improves things quite a bit.
Taste: Starts with a caramel malt with an almost orange note to it before shifting to a more toffee and butterscotch taste as it culminates with a peaty whisky note. There a peculiar mild herb undertone to the whole experience that's barely noticeable but leaves me appreciating the subtly.
Mouthfeel: The aftertaste is a little dry as the malt and whisky seem dominant. It's a little bit of a bumpy ride as far as transitioning, but that's part of the appeal here. Carbonation could use a bit more work.
Drinkability: Well it's a little dry, at it's certainly on the heavier end of medium bodied. However it's interesting and masterfully conceals it's alcohol content. The lower carbonation really make it easy on the system.
Final Thoughts: All and all, a solid offering, although nothing epic and certainly something I wish I had opened closer to St. Patties day then leaving it in my fridge for as long as I did. Thumbs Up
07-24-2013 04:46:16 | More by TheHammer
3.53/5 rDev -8.1%
Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $8
Appearance - Clear amber colour with an average size fizzy/frothy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.
Smell - Caramel, grass, breads/grains
Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, metallic notes, and an earthiness. There is also some anise, caramel, and a hint of wood. It ends with a malty earthy aftertaste.
Overall – An interesting beer.. I was on the fence with this one. Didn't love it but I can appreciate its nuances. Not my favourite style of beer but from my experience with irish reds this one seems well done.
06-04-2013 00:21:03 | More by spinrsx
3.85/5 rDev +0.3%
A - Poured copper in colour and bright with mild carbonation. Two fingers of fluffy light brown head on top left no lace and a film of retention.
S - Caramel and toffee with a fruity ale yeast ester thing going on. Dark fruits and lighter fruits as well, sweet malt and vanilla with some wood. Complex aroma that developed over time.
T - Lot's of fruitiness and biscuity/bready malts as per the style. Toffee and caramel again. Dark fruit, oranges, and vanilla.
M - Good carbonation, medium body and a sweet finish.
O/D - The barrel aging on this probably wasn't necessary. While it added a very subtle element, it really wasn't enough to get excited about. Either amp it up or do away with it. That said, it was tasty and the barrel did add a degree of complexity to a style that needs it.
05-28-2013 16:14:50 | More by tbeckett
3.75/5 rDev -2.3%
Bottle: Poured a clear copper color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt notes with some notes of whiskey and vanilla which brings nice character. Taste is also a mix between sweet caramelized malt notes some whiskey and vanilla notes that are not overwhelming. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Quite enjoyable and I really liked the well balanced usage of whiskey barrels.
05-24-2013 19:28:06 | More by Phyl21ca
British Columbia (Canada)
3.46/5 rDev -9.9%
thanks to cattersley for the delicious trade.
A: Giant 4 fingers of foamy carbonation settles to a blanket of bone white mini foam. A burnt orange brew with a slight haze with just one or 2, lazy streams of carbonation.
S: Smells of fresh cut oranges, sweet malts and rock candy, smells clean and fresh.
T: Tastes fresh with mild malts, candied orange peel and a buttery chardonnay flavour. Flavours are mild, but the oaks finish strong with a mild linger.
M: Medium chew and a syrup feel that clings to the palette. Some buzz of carbonation that grip the tongue.
O: A pleasant brew that's an easy drinker, not especially sweet or complicated, but an approachable drink.
05-20-2013 02:41:54 | More by FondueVoodoo
4.49/5 rDev +16.9%
Enjoyed by our Beer Society on April 5th, 2013.
Given the time that has passed between my review of this beer and its consumption, a detailed analysis cannot be provided. However, I thought it notable to add that in a group tasting of this beer (4 bottles split between about 12 guys), the majority of the tasters found that strong notes of strawberry dominated the brew - albeit in a very good way!
This made for a delicious, refreshing, enjoyable brew. We would praise its return, should Beau's decide to bring it back in the future, and would not hesitate to stock up on it again.
04-30-2013 17:51:11 | More by ECBS
3.28/5 rDev -14.6%
Apricot orange, slightly hazy brew under a moderate head that settles down to a film. Leaves some lace.
Some caramel sweetness and grain, a whiff of flowery hops, a touch of wood. This carries on through to the flavour of the beer. Nothing really leaps out at you. A decent beer, but not especially memorable in any way. Soft drinking like you'd expect an ale to be.
Drinkable, but undistingusihed.
04-28-2013 20:01:51 | More by TerryW
3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
Pumped I was able to get a case transferred to the North...
A - Pours a nice amber colour, finger of head with some retention and some sporadic lacing.
S - Bready grains, toasted biscuit, toffee and caramel, hints of earthy hops and a hint of oak and whiskey.
T - The toffee and burnt caramel dominate alongside a slight earthy hop note, the vanilla and oak come through on the finish and the whiskey makes a sneak appearance over time, lingering on the palette.
M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness.
O - This is tasty take on an irish red ale, offering up a substantial sugary malt profile with a unique twist coming through via the barrel aging. The ABV is nicely hidden and the barrel aging is ever so subtle, but it certainly makes for a pleasureable and memorable brew.
04-13-2013 01:22:28 | More by andrenaline
3.28/5 rDev -14.6%
Bottled on 02 28 13.
Poured in to tulip.
A -Medium golden orange; translucent. Two fingers of cream colorued head.
S - Caramel, toffee, toasted grains and a floral hop aroma. A very light oak/woody aroma is present as well.
T - Sweet caramel, toffee and toasted grains with a floral hop presence. A very light toasted oak flavour is present. The barrel, although, present, isn't nearly as prominent as I would have liked. The overall favour profile is fairly retrained.
M - Light to medium body; somewhat watery at times. Light carbonation.
O - Another underwhelming offering from Beau's. This one certainly wasn't bad, but there was nothing memorable at all about it.
03-24-2013 18:29:25 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.09/5 rDev -19.5%
Appearance: pale, slightly hazy amber, like skin of a nectarine; dense head the colour of white sand with great retention
Aroma: very grainy, wheat; some lemon peel
Taste & Mouthfeel: pretty bland really; again all grain, cereal with a bit of tart orange or grapefruit that creates some pucker in the finish; was expecting a sweeter and more full malt experience and not getting much; that tang becomes central to the profile but it's not very interesting; the suggested whisky notes are too well hidden for my tastebuds
Overall: very disappointing effort from a great brewery; odd flavours for the style and just not a fun drink
03-24-2013 14:28:51 | More by BGDrock
Wild Oats Series No. 18 - Strong Patrick Irish Red Ale from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.