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Wild Oats Series No. 20 - Beau's / Trou Du Diable Fous Alliés - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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Wild Oats Series No. 20 - Beau's / Trou Du Diable Fous Alliés
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83
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 6.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The folks at Beau's and Trou Du Diable decided it was high time to act on their mutual respect and admiration for one another and combine their brewing forces under the mantle of one great beer. Fous Alliés is the fourth in the Beau's "Friendship series," collaboration beers created with other brewers we know and love.

31 IBU

(Beer added by: bryehn on 05-25-2012)
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Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Kmat10, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Bar Volo. Dirty blond appearance, virtually no head. A little funky peppery spicy nose. Smooth mouthfeel, well carbonated. A sipper, and tasty, with white pepper,a little salt, cardomon, a bit of ginger and other nondescript spices. Some chocolate malts. A tad of smoke and of booziness in the finish. Good drinkability

Sammy, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of Whatup14
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Whatup14, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Krakpoff
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Krakpoff, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of CliffBrake
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange with a white head that is a bit fizzy and short lived for a saison. Leaves modest lacing on the glass.

Mango and orange in the nose, over a bit of earthy background. Fruit flavors of mango and orange dominate the flavor with a bit of black pepper. Crisp dry finish.

Mouthfeel and carbonation are a little light. Nice use of mango. Not spot on for a saison, but a very drinkable refreshing beer.

CliffBrake, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

tom10101, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of ritzkiss
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Only, served in a tulip. Cloudy, light pale yellow with hints of orange, ring of bubbles is all - little head for style. Served way too cold.

Nose is musty, hints of citrusy sweetness and tang, grainy and perhaps a hint of pepper. Moderate spicing, slightly herbal, quite sweet, with mango attributing to some of this. Light tart finish, slight drying - but mostly sweet. Sharp carbonation on par for style, missing a drier finish. Pretty basic, actually disappointing for the depth these 2 brewers show on their own.

ritzkiss, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of bryehn
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beau’s Wild Oats Series #20. Mango-infused saison brewed in collaboration with Le Trou du Diable from Shawinigan, QC. Bottle #0113 was packaged on May 23, 2012 (two days ago). Love the devilish Beau’s Tractor art, would buy it on a t-shirt. Chilled to about 8C, served in a wine glass.

Pours a cloudy, light orange colour. The medium-sized head burns off quickly, but it hangs around as a stringy collar throughout the glass. No lacing, but left some speckles on the glass like sugar water.

Smells very earthy, like fresh grasses and grains. The strong citrus overtone surprisingly reminds me more of pineapple than mango. There’s also a soft yeast tone and some mild floral hops.

Earthy and grainy taste with a honey-like sweetness. Again, the mango comes off more as a pineapple flavour. There is also a hint of butter.

Thin-bodied with a mild carbonation, the yeast provides a pop on the tongue. Nicely tart finish with a lemon zest note in the aftertaste.

Interesting beer, but something is holding it back. In fairness, I was expecting a deep orange, mango flavoured beer. The saison part is nice, just not sure about the added flavour.

bryehn, May 25, 2012
Photo of liamt07
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Victory Cafe, into a flared pint glass or something stupid.

Lightly hazy browned yellow. Light white head, no lacing. Nose has some cracker, grains, saison yeast and a bit of fruitiness. As a saison with mango juice added, I'm not really getting too much overt mango flavour. Taste is drying right off the bat, some yeast, grains and fruit juice along the lines of mango and citrus perhaps. Body is fairly watery, light spiciness. An OK saison, but not all that interesting. Not enough mango character either I thought.

liamt07, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of kelvarnsen
3.25/5  rDev -11%

kelvarnsen, Jan 11, 2013
Wild Oats Series No. 20 - Beau's / Trou Du Diable Fous Alliés from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.