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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

Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Viggo on 02-14-2011

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Photo of TerryW
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Yum. Earthy coffee beery goodness. Full of flavour, fairly light to drink.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased as part of a Best of Beau's 4pk for $24.00. 600ml bottle served at 4deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a small white head that is gone in seconds. Rather dark almost red color. Filtered clear

S- Good hops. Caramel. cinnamon and spice and everything nice.

T- Nicely balanced beer. Tobacco and nutmeg. Nice brew

M- Dry and balanced

O- Pretty good brew. Enjoyable and will buy if I see it on tap

Food Pairing

This nice little brew went well with....... Smoked salmon believe it or not!


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Photo of metter98
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy dark amber in color. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Very strong aromas of coffee beans are present in the nose.
T: Just like the smell, the taste has strong flavors of cold brewed coffee.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't very malty, but has lots of coffee flavors. As it is exploding with coffee, it would make for a good beer to drink when tailgating in the morning for a football game in the late fall or winter.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bf_89
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scotiakid
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mr_Rocca
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoppy_McGee
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Latarnik
3.03/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bylerteck
3.39/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thehyperduck
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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Photo of KrisDLSmith
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillAndSarah
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJ63
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lgmol
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of mick303
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DamoTO700
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of KeKeKumba
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of beerhunter13
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
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

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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