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 Beer

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

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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by wizo:
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of beerhunter13
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of R_Kole
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

600mL bottle from the LCBO, part of Beau's fall release. Interesting bottle, liking the label.

Poured into a nonic. Admittedly, this is not one of the most attractive beers I have come across, but there you go. Opaque effervescent golden-orange, loads of visible carbonation, with a head that quickly dissolves into nothingness.

Nose is mostly wheat beer: clove, spice, a bit of wheat malt, and something sweet that may or may not be pumpkin, some cinnamon.

And yet, despite all the warning signs, the brew is actually pretty tasty. It took five sips for me to get the pumpkin, and then I never lost it. Nice spicy hop finish, pumpkin puree round the middle, and a citrus entry. Certainly incorporates both sides of the "pumpkin/weiss" idea, and does so pretty well I have to say. Vigorous carbonation, thin bodied, refreshing and light.

Interesting brew to say the least. It's a hot day (oddly enough) despite the lateness of the season. so oddly enough this is precisely what I was kind of hankering for. Worth a go for sure.

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Photo of BGDrock
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy, peach coloured; head is good and lasts a few minutes before reducing to a film

Aroma: fruity, acidic esters of a weisse - only sense of pumpkin probably skewed by knowing it's a flavoured beer

Taste & Mouthfeel: pumpkin spice pops in the first taste, mostly clove, nutmeg, some cinnamon; this pairs nicely with the expected weisse fruitiness which leans towards orange; finish is clean and fresh; some light pumpkin flavour show after the spice notes and the puree may contribute to the hint of an oily texture

Overall: adapting the weisse style to include a pumpkin flavour is something I haven't seen before, but it's turned out to be a great idea - the spice and pumpkin itself are a great match, and it's a just a good, refreshing weisse in itself

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Photo of Tilly
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
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 MJ63
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

LCBO bottle. Pours a light yellow with small white bubbly head. Spicy and yeasty nose. Beau signature yeast and mouthfeel, which was a bit above average still as if its on glycerin. Taste is a weiss together with understated pumpkin flavour and a mild spicy finish. Not bad drinkability. More weiss than pumpkin, a changeup for fans of the style.

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Photo of CanuckRover
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium cold. Medium head... quite fizzy, settles very quickly. No lacings at all.

Aroma is really nice. Big pumkin pie notes, with just the faintest of hefeweizen characteristics lingering around in the background.

Carbonation pushes the banana and cloves of a hefe to the forefront. Flavours start to mellow mid-palate and you start to get serious pumpkin puree. Nutmeg features prominently, with an almost vanilla-tinged sweetness.

Really like the mouthfeel. Quite more'ish, medium bodied.

A really interesting beer, nice change of pace.

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Photo of LanceH
3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heebes
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light hazy orange copper with a finger of white bubbly head that dissipates quickly. Nose is biscuity, pie crust, spices, pumpkin puree, cloves and banana. Taste is very much like a weiss; banana and belgian yeast upfront on the palate, pumpkin and some light spices in the middle and a dry malty finish. Medium bodied with a high carbonation feel.
A nice combo take on a weiss/pumpkin.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
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 xuannamnguyen
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 2857. Bottled on 10/09/12. Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Pale straw yellow. Translucent. Half a finger of off-white head.

S - Bready malts, clove and banana up front. Some spice in the background that is very much secondary. The pumpkin doesn't really come through.

T - A huge spice bouquet up front is met by clove, Belgian yeast and some banana flavours. The pumpkin is present without being dominant. Lighter ginger and nutmeg flavours in the background. A lot of different flavours here that come together nicely.

M - Medium body. Slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation.

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Photo of ikidunot
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spinrsx
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

600ml bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for 8$

Appearance - Slightly hazy amber/copper colour with an average size fizzy/frothy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes.

Smell - Malts, cloves, all spice, citric acid

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, wheat, and very light pumpkin. There is also some all-spice, clove, yeast, herbal notes and a bit of a lactic/citrus acid flavour. It ends with a spicy aftertaste.

Overall - An interesting tasting beer for sure. I didn't pick up on a whole lot of pumpkin but it's still a seasonal tasting beer. Price per bottle might prevent further purchases, but it was worth a try.

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Photo of RedAleMan
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SandS
4.75/5  rDev +27%

Photo of liamt07
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Amsterdam's Movember Brewstache Beerfest, advertised as the Jack O'Layton Weiss (a Pumpkin Weiss), so I'll assume this is the same thing. Into a plastic pint cup.

Pours a lightly brown golden orange, with a voluminous white head. Good lacing and retention even on a plastic cup. Nose is ehavy on some nutmeg and other assorted fall spicing. Herbal notes, light wheat and general hefeweizen character. Comes across as more of a spiced weiss than a 'pumpkin' weiss, although I'm sure the terms are fairly interchangeable for the season. Taste is more spice forward, some wheat, and very modest banana character. A bit of yeast. Pretty high carbonation, medium feel. A spicy bite in the finish. An interesting concept if not perfectly executed.

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Photo of SebD
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice cloudy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of yeast, spices, bready malts, and pumpkin.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some yeast, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, bready malts and pumpkin.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
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 Brody1714
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Long813
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bryehn
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at Beau's Oktoberfest 2011. Officially listed by the brewery as a "Pumpkinweiss".

Poured a hazy yellow colour with orange tinting, a sizable white head and tons of visible carbonation.

The aroma had a definite farm fresh funk to it, but was very appealing. Pumpkin, spices wheat and lemongrass all came through.

The taste had a standard witbier banana flavour to it, with a strong orange note in addition to a fairly mild pumpkin flavour. The beer was less sweet than expected and had a dry finish.

The mouthfeel was on the thin side, but had a very creamy quality on the tongue. Very easygoing.

This was a solid beer that was a pleasant surprise. So many things could have gone wrong, but the flavours were kept in balance.

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Photo of Jotora
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Wild Oats Series No. 13 - Weiss O'Lantern from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 48 ratings