Wild Oats Series No. 19 - Patio Saison - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
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3.73/5 rDev +2.8%
Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass, colour is a light orange gold, very clear with a nice cap of white head and good lacing.
S- light florals, lavender and lemon, also a distinct yeasty character, almost dunnage but with the florals it is quite light and appetizing.
T- pale malts, cleans to some lemon spice, full floral character, thick yeast in the middle then it falls off, leading to a drying, banana bread like finish. Has a pleasant lightness to it, pale malts are matched with some yeasty earthy(coriander and clove) notes and some orange pith, all around taste is full, and pretty satisfying, finish could be more balanced and crisp.
M - quite sessionable with the light floral and bright character, yeast does full out the body pleasantly and suitably assertive carbonation, a bit sticky on the finish for the style though.
Enjoyable saison, though geared more to be flavourful and sessionable rather than complex. Enjoyable and pleasant flavour, though the yeast really doesn't act to elevate this too much, and the finish is dry, some hop bitterness, didn't pick up much elderflower until I noticed it on the label, might help explain some of the jammy floral notes, these get more cloying as the beer warms. Good beer, just not a great saison by my measure, fairly one dimensional, but drinks well and is quite refreshing.
08-10-2014 21:51:00 | More by mick303
3.58/5 rDev -1.4%
Purchased at the LCBO for $7.85 for a 600ml bottle. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass
A- Opens well and pours a high white head that lasts. Golden good
S- Belgium good yeast
T- Definite Belgium clone. Not that good of one though. Good but not all that complex.
M- Dry and tight
O- Ok but will not buy again. Not even for $5. Just not worth it
This ok beer went well with... fried cabbage with sausage.
07-13-2014 19:07:45 | More by DaveBar
3.79/5 rDev +4.4%
600 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO; packaged June 12 2014 and served slightly chilled. This is the second bottle I've had over the last two weeks or so.
Pours a bright golden-blonde colour, hazy and highly effervescent; generating two fingers of pillowy white froth. It recedes very gradually over the next few minutes, coating the glass with a curtain of lace before settling into a more manageable half-cm of creamy head and collar. This one looks the part, but isn't particularly aromatic. Wheat sweetness is overshadowed by lemon and orange citrus, yeast, clove and some floral notes, which I presume are from the elderflower. Not bad, but too muted.
Thankfully, the flavour profile has a little more kick behind it than the nose did. Grainy malts and wheaty sweetness provide a backbone, with more of the orange peel and lemon citrus notes mentioned earlier coming through at first. It becomes less fruity and more spicy/yeasty toward the finish, with clove and pepper accompanying a floral, herbal bitterness that only briefly lingers on the palate. Dry aftertaste. Medium-bodied, possibly leaning on the light side of that category, with aggressive carbonation that well-complements the spicy finish. Extremely drinkable for something that is basically 6%, and quite refreshing.
Final Grade: 3.79, a B+. Beau's Patio Saison is a good beer, but there is some very stiff competition in this category. This brew's highlights include the nice blend of spice, citrus and floral notes, as well as the crisp, active mouthfeel. I'm enjoying this saison, but to be honest I've never really had a saison I didn't enjoy, and this one isn't particularly cheap, nor is it particularly great compared to its competitors (especially when you take the price point into account). As is the case with Nickel Brook's Le Paysan, this is a solid brew that is worth a try, but in a pinch I'm more likely to grab Black Oak's, or one of the Goose Island saisons over either.
07-06-2014 06:11:21 | More by thehyperduck
3.83/5 rDev +5.5%
Pours a bright, hazy, soft orange color with a bone white head. Some lace, decent retention. Spicy, herbal peppercorn aroma with a bit of lemons and light citrus, a hint of musk and spicy yeast notes. Touches of floral ops, with bits of citrus rind, musky yeast notes, pepper and earthiness. Light and airy body, crisp, well carbonated, refreshing. Overall, it's a very quaffable Saison ripe for the warm summer heat that's knocking at the door here in the south.
03-21-2013 21:27:16 | More by EgadBananas
3.75/5 rDev +3.3%
Patio Saison looks like it's in the midst of a heat haze: the sunny, golden colour has succumb to a smoggy blur, while the initially soaring head has deflated to a shriveled, dried-up outline. Lacing is apparently too lazy to stick to the glass. All this lends a definite 'summery' vibe.
Although flavoured with only orange peel and elder flower, the bouquet has a somewhat 'silk road'-esque musk that includes subtle notes of peppercorns, clove, coriander, lemon thyme, and other citrus fruits. Mind you, this perfume is nowhere near potpourri-level and, truthfully, could use a good shot in the arm.
The palate, unfortunately, is no more evocative with its spice or citrus elements. It, too, contains a nice, rounded profile that amounts to only a mediocre sensory experience. I can understand how pepper or clove might be construed, though I insist the mouthfeel is lacking in savor. There's not enough hangtime.
Still, it is easy to lose yourself in that floral flavour and the summery tastes of orange peel, orchard pear, and green table grapes. And with gentle bitterness it sure qualifies as refreshing. This would make a great appetizer beer and is likely to appeal to most all beer drinkers.
Enjoying this saison on a patio is not necessary. A shady spot under a tree will do, easier yet with a loved one and a picnic basket full of fruits, fresh bread and runny cheese. Or, apparently, complete solitude and a computer desk will also suffice. Really, there's no bad environment in which to enjoy this cheery, easy-going offering.
03-11-2013 00:12:05 | More by biegaman
3.65/5 rDev +0.6%
Pours a hazy orange colour with a lot of suspended solids; the minimal head disappears except for the edges of the glass. Aroma of Belgian yeast has a caramelized malt backbone. The flavour is also Belgian yeast-forward, with a sweet toffee start that has malts & wheat in the body and a hint of hop bitterness at the end. The Belgian elements linger long into the finish.
Believe this to be a well brewed Saison and a good example of the style. Just not a style I'd personally have chosen, if I wasn't focused on getting the stout with which it came packaged...
03-09-2013 21:54:07 | More by hopsolutely
3.91/5 rDev +7.7%
600ml Bottle part of the holiday mix pack for 24$ from the Ottawa LCBO
Appearance - Hazy yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. It's hard to make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some good acing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes.
Smell - Breads/grains, lemons, coriander
Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste bread/grains mixed with some tart lemon/citric notes. There is also some light banana and some coriander. It ends with a tart lemon grainy aftertaste.
Overall - I liked this one and it seems better than it's rating depicts. It has a a nice mix of flavours and doesn't have that signature Beau's farm/grassy/hay taste which I don't really care for. I'd buy this one again.
02-24-2013 01:04:30 | More by spinrsx
Wild Oats Series No. 19 - Patio Saison from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.