Wild Oats Series No. 13 - Weiss O'Lantern | Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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Wild Oats Series No. 13 - Weiss O'LanternWild Oats Series No. 13 - Weiss O'Lantern

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Weiss O'Lantern is a weiss (white) beer brewed with pumpkin. Orange-hued with a tall creamy head, the pumpkin, citrus fruit, and spice flavours shine through a full wheat body. The finish is lively, zippy, and darn refreshing!

17 IBU

Added by bryehn on 10-03-2011

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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of ikidunot
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tomghiley
2.25/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

People seem to love Beau's because they have great marketing, do they make bad beers? Rarely, do they make great beers? Rarely. I love Kissmeyer Nordic Pale Ale, I love the St Luke's Verse gruit, but here's the problem, a lot of their other beers use a lot of the same ingredients as their flagship beer, lug tread, so to be completely honest, I have had this several times, more often than not, it just tastes nearly identical to lug tread, occasionally I've been able to faintly taste pumpkin, but never has it come remotely close to tasting or feeling or looking like a Weiss beer. This one to me is an epic failure, not a bad beer, just does not deliver what it's saying it does

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Photo of fortyfield
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brody1714
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Long813
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of groleau
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MatChar
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xuannamnguyen
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaisell
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tilly
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

P: Gold, orange pour with a slight beige head which dissipates quick but leaves great to lacing.
A: Clove, ginger, fresh bread malt, spice and slightly pumpkin.
T: Ginger, clove, spice, malt, spice and only a slight pumpkin.
M: Well balanced, medium body, some sweet, slight bitterness,
O: Absolutely great beer from Beau's. Organic? Yeah baby, yeah!

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Photo of Molson2000
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LanceH
3.37/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thehyperduck
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

600 mL bottle from the LCBO; one of four different labels included in their 2015 Oktoberfest mix pack. Bottled Aug 28 2015 and served slightly chilled.

Pours a translucent golden-orange colour, topped off with a full inch of creamy, white-coloured head. It remains seated in place for a little under five minutes, slowly receding until only a wide, foamy collar and bubbly, frothy cap remain. Good lacing; this is a fine-looking ale. Moderately spicy on the nose, with a steady undercurrent of yeastiness. Clove and ginger are detectable, but I am not getting much cinnamon; beyond that, the aroma consists largely of a wheaty, bready malt backbone supported by banana, orangepeel and some faint, gourdy pumpkin.

Well-made, though it's reminding me much more of a wit than a pumpkin beer. A clean, bready wheat malt sweetness overlaps with flavours of banana, pumpkin flesh and orangepeel. The spice/yeast take full control in the latter half of the sip; clove and ginger are the big ones, with hints of earthy cinnamon arriving in time for the aftertaste. Not exactly dry at the finish, but it does have some astringent qualities. Medium-light in body, with aggressive carbonation levels that saturate the palate with a sheet of prickly bubbles. It's almost a little *too* lively, but I can't gripe too much because it provides a nice complement to the spicy finish. Quite quaffable, and a pretty agreeable beer all around.

Final Grade: 3.87, a B+. Beau's' Weiss O'Lantern is a solid product, though as a pumpkin beer I don't think I'd consider it a particularly emblematic example. If you're looking for pumpkin pie spice, you'll want to start elsewhere - this beer is very much more along the lines of a weiss/Belgian white ale. I would not consider that a bad thing, though, as it is actually a very solid interpretation of a witbier. One of the better Beau's products I've had this year, and something that I would return to in the future.

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Photo of CRObighit2
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ63
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a clear bright orangey color ale with a large foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of cinnamon and light cloves is well balanced with the wheat malt notes. Taste is a well balance mix between some cinnamon, light clovers, sweet wheat malt notes and light pumpkin notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Easy drinking with just enough complexity.

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Photo of RedAleMan
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bf_89
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CanadianBacon
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Part of the Beaus 2015 Oktoberfest pack. Comes in a 600 ml bottle with a cool scarcrow design on the front.

Appearance - Pours a deep hazy gold with orange hues visable. a mountainous off white creamy head and decent carbonation.

Aroma - the first thing i smelled was pumpkin followed by clove wheat spice and some citrus.

Taste - Wheat zest followed by a pumpkin undertone, lots of peppery spice some citrus fruits. spice follows the beer down your throat.

Mouth feel - just a hint of cream feeling, medium body with high carbonation.

Overall - This is a rather good beer, I like wheat beers to begin with and the pumpkin twist was a welcome change. With that said this will probably be the only glass I ever drink. I've had the same problem with all this pack so far. Its not that they're not good, they are but at 6$ per bottle I dont think its that good and I can get better for cheaper.

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Photo of KaraBoBeera
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrenaline
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy orange colour, thumb of head with some retention and sporadic lacing. Nose is bready, toasted grains dominate with hints of spice and citrus rind. The banana and cloves of the Weiss style dominate and the earthy pumpkin and subtle spice comes through on the finish with some toasted grains and citrus rind that linger. A tad underwhelming at first, but increasingly enjoyable over time. The subtle flavours are actually nice versus the typical strong spicing and flavour profiles common in the genre the days. I'm impressed and this is a sessionable version of the style. Well done.

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Photo of atsir
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jotora
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

600 ml bomber served just above fridge temperature into a Guinness shaker pint. Cost was about $6 CDN for the bomber. Batch 4529 and packaged August 25, 2015.

Appearance - slightly hazy rich golden color with some orange hues. A decadent finger plus of head is poured with good retention and some spotty lacing.

Smell - more witbier than pumpkin ale. Wheat like aromas, coriander and touch of orange and a hint of ginger. Not much in the way of pumpkin.

Taste - like the nose, in that the witbier of coriander, orange and general backing malty wheat flavours are most prevalent, with just a touch of an earthy squash / pumpkin undertone. A bit of candied ginger as well. Pretty nice combo. Pumpkin shows itself more as the beer warms a bit and especially on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - smooth and well carbonated, prickly mouthfeel and moderate body. Works well with the seasonal fall flavours, as there's a little more heft in the overall feel.

Overall - certainly a good beer, it's a very tasty witbier in its own right, but with the added pumpkin and ginger it is elevated to something a little better. I only wish there was more pumpkin, as it's a bit of an afterthought in a pumpkin beer, although as a hybrid it's good.

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Photo of EricVonStein
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beer 3 of 4 in the Beau's Oktoberfest pack is another riff on a weissbier.

pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow with a big 4 fingers of head that sticks around, turning rocky and porous like swiss cheese.

Rich banana and healthy dose of clove on the nose, classic hefeweizen aromas. Some sweet malts are there in the front though slightly vegetal and almost buttery.

Banana is more subdued in the taste and paired with some lemon citrus. Clove spiciness is upfront through the middle and some slight sourness before an earthy bitterness on the finish. nice progress through the flavours. Med-light body and not as chewy as most hefes, bright carbonation.

Nice hefewiezen overall. Im never really sure what the pumpkin brings to the table - mostly just a fall marketing gimmick if you as me - but maybe its a more pumpkin pie spice dominant approach, as the clove and baking spice is nice and up front here. Solid beer, Id have a couple, but thats 3 out of 4 in the fall Oktoberfest pack without a real attention grabbing brew. Hoping I saved the best for last!

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Wild Oats Series No. 13 - Weiss O'Lantern from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 48 ratings