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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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of oldp0rt
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Latarnik
3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beerhunter13
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of dipso123
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of liamt07
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of bylerteck
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sammy
3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A coffee stout with some spices. Coffee aromas. Looks good dark and a lace sheet. Not so drinkable. Astringency builds up, acid from the roasting.Must really like coffee.
stephen rich's bottle.Would like more expresso taste to be interesting.Some chocolate would be interesting.

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Photo of KrisDLSmith
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jason
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Dark brown with amber highlights, excellent lacing

SMELL: Used coffee grounds, carob, chicory, nutty, toasted bread, vague fruitiness

TASTE: Fresh coffee, slightly burnt, bready, burnt biscuits, dried plums, faintly herbal, yeast, nutty grain, dry-ish finish

Not too shabby, a big rough around the edges from the coffee flavor but nothing I could not handle. Pretty dark for an amber ale but I guess we can chalk this up as the darkest end of the spectrum for the style right? Glad to have run into this beer.

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Photo of WillAndSarah
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of peensteen
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Rich ruby amber colour, 1.5 fingers of off white head, rocky with lots of lace as well. Smell is dominated by coffee grinds, faint malt is in the backround and as it warms reveals a decent amount of hops but the coffee is near imposible to get past. Taste is less coffee heavy than expected, malty with quite a bit of coffee, a bit of caramel and toffee, lightly sweet, chocolate and lightly bitter in the finish, mild hop aftertaste with more coffee. Medium-light carbonation, medium body, light at points, pretty good feel. Not bad and fairly interesting, but a bit one dimensional, dont see myself coming back to this.

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3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Gambrinus. Turbid dark amber/brown with a creamy one inch beige cap. Some lace left on the glass.The nose is dominated by coffee. Like an espresso shot with a densely earthy quality with some vanilla, dark rum too. Slightly sweet to start with a marked coffee bitterness that lingers for some time. As if someone added a shot of espresso to my beer. Very cool. Creamy, medium bodied with a long bitterness. Great stuff!

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Photo of DaveBar
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
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 TheSevenDuffs
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer #1,200 apparently.
Bottles on 01/29/13. Poured in to tulip.
ABV listed at 6.0%, so they have seemingly increased the ABV in this batch.

A - Poured a deep amber colour, only very slightly translucent. One finger of cream coloured head formed and slowly reduced to a few scattered bubbles.

S - Rich espresso aroma up front is dominant. Some sweet caramel, nuttiness and a noticeable hop presence in the background.

T - The coffee flavour dominates, but with much less intensity than the nose suggested. Instead of dark roasted espresso, the flavour translates moreso as a a light roasted coffee, at times even seemingly more like spent coffee grinds (although not in a negative way). The base beer is somewhat overwhelmed by the coffee and doesn't shine like I hoped it would. There is a very light caramel sweetness and a touch of fruitiness, but not much else reminiscent of an amber ale comes through. The hopping seems to have been masked by the bitterness of the coffee.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation.

O - This was an interesting beer to say the least. One of the better Beau's offerings I have had recently, but still far from a world class beer.

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3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
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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3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

(4.0) A: Clear and rich mahogany amber colour with a thick and creamy foam head. Lasting retention and noticeable lacing down the glass.

(3.75) S: Bitter dark chocolate covered espresso beans, tart raspberries, vanilla, toffee or butterscotch, and herbal aromas. The espresso bean aroma is bold and enticing and could be smelled during the pour.

(3.75) T: Espresso bean, dark chocolate, nuts, caramel, tart raspberry, and grains on the finish. A general creamy cappuccino-like taste. Appropriately dry with some slight bitterness. Quite easy drinking with a solid flavour profile that comes across relatively smooth and mellow.

(3.5) M: Lighter bodied with medium carbonation. Faint oily sheen but predominately clean and crisp.

(3.75) D: Although I’ve only had a chance to try Beau’s more mainstream offerings, this is my favourite of theirs to date, albeit a collaboration. Very good strong coffee flavours come through but this still retains a high drinkability. Worth a try.

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Photo of Bf_89
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of mick303
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of smithj4
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ63
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
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 joemcgrath27
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
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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Wild Oats Series No. 9 - Winterbrewed from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
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