Wild Oats Series No. 18 - Strong Patrick Irish Red Ale | Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

Wild Oats Series No. 18 - Strong Patrick Irish Red AleWild Oats Series No. 18 - Strong Patrick Irish Red Ale
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3.89/5
69 Ratings
Wild Oats Series No. 18 - Strong Patrick Irish Red AleWild Oats Series No. 18 - Strong Patrick Irish Red Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
A strong (6.5% abv) interpretation of an Irish Red Ale. Part of the batch has been aged in wheat whiskey barrels, and then reintroduced adding subtle wood and vanilla nuances.

24 IBU

Added by bryehn on 03-16-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,793
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
69
pDev:
10.03%
Bros Score:
4.32
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Photo of fortyfield
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StormAles
4.64/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ssmack
4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A clear orangy copper colour. 2 inches of fine thick orange/white head. Light carbonation bubbles. Some lacing but not much.

The smell of hard candy, toffee and biscuit.

A full smooth taste of roasted malt with bitterness. Like a thick bite of creamy caramel. First the malt and then a touch of sweetness at the end. As the glass warms the flavour of the barrels comes through with the taste of whisky added to the caramel.

A full mouth feel. Smooth with a slight carbonation sharpness.

The smooth creamy taste is outstanding. The extra malt used makes for a deep flavour and stronger alcohol. The partial barrel aging is the icing on a very nice cake.

I will need to stock up on this one before it disappears.

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Photo of Hoagie
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Jotora
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NightINgale
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of ECBS
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed by our Beer Society on April 5th, 2013.

Given the time that has passed between my review of this beer and its consumption, a detailed analysis cannot be provided. However, I thought it notable to add that in a group tasting of this beer (4 bottles split between about 12 guys), the majority of the tasters found that strong notes of strawberry dominated the brew - albeit in a very good way!

This made for a delicious, refreshing, enjoyable brew. We would praise its return, should Beau's decide to bring it back in the future, and would not hesitate to stock up on it again.

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Photo of Boo-urns
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jason
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

650ml brown bottle with a freshness date

LOOK: Shiny copper hue, decent lacing all the way down

SMELL: Fresh baked bread, oak, faint fusel alcohol, vanilla, caramel, figgy

TASTE: Nearly silky smooth, creamy, medium bodied, very malty, pull from oak, mild whiskey flavor, fresh sherry, peppery, almonds, ripe plums, yeast, more wood, biscuity, dried grass, grainy barrel-aged finish

Whoa! What the hell did I just drink? Very impressed with the balance between the core of the beer and the barrel aging character. Extremely well put together, hoping they bring this one back.

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Photo of korguy123
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So... It's St. Paddy's day! What better way to celebrate than a bottle of Irish Ale with a Mexican wrestler on it...?

Crystal clear burnt orange pour. Two finger off white head. Lacing is minimal.

Typical Irish red ale with caramel, and some cabbage (my nose is weird sometimes) There is a touch of vanilla and oak from the barrels.

Caramel, raisins, oak, vanilla, brown sugar with some sour mash whiskey in the finish. Malty than sweet.

Light body, good carbonation, slightly sticky finish.

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Photo of kevinlater
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

600ml bottle into small snifter. packaged february 9, 2015. enjoyed on march 25, 2015

a: pours copper and is a gorgeous glowing transparent ruby in the glass. one finger of tan head from an aggressive pour

s: bready caramel-y malt and raisin-like dark fruits. slight vinous quality. small hints of vanilla and whisky coming from the oak barrel-aging

t: malt-forward and much like the nose. biscuit, caramel, toasted nuts, and toasted bread up front, leading into a mid-palate of raisins/grapes and a subdued slightly-sour citrus flavour. oak character emerges very shyly at the end, exhibiting notes of whisky and vanilla. toasty-woody and mildly bitter back-end

m: medium-plus, quite thick, with medium carbonation. dry finish

o: a delicious malty beer with slight oak accents -- don't expect a whisky explosion here

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Photo of R_Kole
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of yancot
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of MAB
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The introduction of oats to this serves to make it a bit hazier and a bit more sour, to my tongue, than an Irish Red usually is, but that is by no means a bad thing.
Nice color, malty nose, malty flavor but with the extra body that I like.
A really fine beer.

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Photo of Vyronian
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikemands
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - clear cedar red-brown, two fingers of light tan head was creamy and held very nicely
S - nutty, syrupy, toasty, mild leafs
T - almonds and rich toffee up front, sillky vanilla oakiness, subtle leafy hops, finishes sweet and woody
M - medium body, creamy smooth, touch of alcohol warm on the finish
O - extremely tasty and easy drinking, the smooth vanilla oak barrel aging adds a great dimension to this style of brew

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

600 ml bottle purchased from local LCBO for just under $8 CDN. Price is steep for an Irish red ale, but let's see how it goes. Served cool into a pint glass.

Appearance - pours a clear dark ruby color with two fingers of tan head on top. Plenty of spidery lacing is left behind once the head recedes.

Smell - rather malty, not the graininess I usually find with Irish red ales. Lots of toffee and some caramel before some vanilla notes and a hint of whiskey comes through. Complex and interesting take on the style.

Taste - again the malt comes through in a big way. Plenty of toffee, caramel vanilla a touch of oak and some whiskey. This is a really nice take on the style.

Mouthfeel - super smooth nice carbonation, medium body yet alcohol is completely hidden. Dangerously drinkable.

Overall - really good stuff, I only wish it wasn't $8 a bottle. Even still I will probably pick up a couple more before this is completely gone.

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Photo of DaveBar
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for around the $7.00 mark or so. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a tiny head that is gone in seconds. Very dark red color. Filtered clear

S- Good malt and caramel. Lots of sweetness

T- Sickly sweet. Cinnamon and caramel. Spicy

M- Creamy good

O- Pretty good beer. Not great but very good. Nice overall blend. Beau's is a nice company that brews good beer overall

Food Pairing

This nice little brew went well with...... Smores! Crispy cookie with chocolate and marshmallow does this beer well

Enjoy

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4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ikidunot
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Long813
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Wild Oats Series No. 18 - Strong Patrick Irish Red Ale from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 69 ratings
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