Wild Oats Series No. 19 - Patio Saison | Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

Wild Oats Series No. 19 - Patio SaisonWild Oats Series No. 19 - Patio Saison
Liked This Beer
3.71 w/ 67 ratings
Wild Oats Series No. 19 - Patio SaisonWild Oats Series No. 19 - Patio Saison

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Beau’s welcomes the return of patio season with Patio Saison, a beer to be released on patios across Ontario on the first day in April forecasted to be 18+ degrees and sunny in your neck of the woods. When will it be?

26 IBU

Added by liamt07 on 04-28-2012

User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of StormAles
4.6/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikemands
4.29/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simon212
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerhunter13
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of ZorPrime
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Golden color, clear with a little presence of small bubbles. Nice white head thrones on it. Nice small bubbles. The head is tenacious and sticks well to the glass. The aroma is peppery with some orange. Slight notes of sugar too. Spicy in the nose (very light). In the mouth, its typical saison stuff. Mmmmm likes it. Delicious. Peppery (black pepper?). Fruity too. The finish is typical of black pepper. Delicious....

This is an excellent saison. Another good one from Beau's.

 478 characters

Photo of ChrisCage
4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a somewhat hazy (chillhaze?) and is a golden color that has tinges of copper and metallic yellow in the background. The head is super thick and pillowy-cloud like, starting out about 3 fingers thick and very slowly settles into a full finger film over the brew....this puff is just slightly off white in color....very impressive! There appears to be many columns of carbonation rising to the top in steady streams that lumber to the top! As for the lacing, well there is plenty of stickiness that clings to the side of the glass in vine like shapes....a thing of beauty. Overall this is a very good looking brew!!

S- There is a medley of aromas that hit my nostrils in quick fashion! Belgian funk, as in spices (clove, coriander, pepper....perhaps some cinnamon), floral notes, grassy grains, fruity tartness (banana, apricot...wild berry), bready yeast and sharp wild strains at that. The finish is Earthy and mildly bitter. Smells like a Belgian style beer for sure!

T- The flavors are much more mellow than the aromas let on, but there are hints of everything mentioned above. Floral zest, spicy characteristics that are of more clove, coriander and peppery notes, grassy grainy notes of wheat and barley, fruity characteristics that border on both tropical and citrus and a finish that is also both refreshing and tart. The yeast is there but loses its funk in this department....perhaps the only let down on my palate!

M/O- This is rather light in body and I will tell you what, the carbonation is fast, furious and very zesty. This does allow the beer to remain crisp, clean and mildly flavorful, which I'm sure isn't quite what Beau's was going for, however, it definitely resembles a Belgian Saison....I suppose it just cant quite emulate what the terroir of the native land can offer. It is still a highly drinkable brew that I would recommend and think it makes quite a nice patio beer, such as the name suggests! Give it a try if ever given the chance! Good job!!

 2,000 characters

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%

600 mL bottle packaged 6/27/14 at 40degrees into snifter
Aroma of yeast phenolics (weak) and orange (very weak)
Head large (6.5 cm), white, frothy, verrrrry slooooowly diminishing to irregular 2 cm frothy layer
Lacing good – thick clots and partial rings of tiny to small bubbles
Body light yellow, cloudy, continual rising bubbles
Flavor of spice and orange, ends with a spicy bitter after taste; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.0625. Final weighted score: 4.1
A pretty decent saison in which the spices and orange override the yeast phenolics to lower the funk level.

 679 characters

Photo of Jaisell
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of real_human_bean
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of bigox420
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of alienmario
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of StoneCrow
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of spinrsx
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

600ml Bottle part of the holiday mix pack for 24$ from the Ottawa LCBO

Appearance - Hazy yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. It's hard to make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some good acing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, lemons, coriander

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste bread/grains mixed with some tart lemon/citric notes. There is also some light banana and some coriander. It ends with a tart lemon grainy aftertaste.

Overall - I liked this one and it seems better than it's rating depicts. It has a a nice mix of flavours and doesn't have that signature Beau's farm/grassy/hay taste which I don't really care for. I'd buy this one again.

 767 characters

Photo of ssmack
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

600 ml bottle into a tumbler


Quite a murky amber colour. Two inches of medium foamy head that quickly receded to one inch. Just a tracy of lacing.


Definite orange aroma. Smells like old beer. Belgian yeast quite prominent.


Orange rind taste backed with grassy hopiness. Strong taste of Belgian yeasts. Sweet taste of sugar candy. Dry aftetasate.


Full mouth feel with strong dryness.


Very enjoyable. Quaffable but a light weight for a Saison.

 481 characters

Photo of decimator
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the Best of Beau's Mix Pack 2012.
600ml bottle poured into a goblet. ABV 6.3%.

A - Poured a hazy pale golden orange with a white head that reduced to surface bubbles. Some lacing.

S - Bread, oranges, spicy notes, grass in the background. Smells inviting.

T - Sweet, some bread, lots of citrus, light spiciness, mild bitter finish. Tastes somewhat like a wheat beer without much of the banana flavour.

M - Medium carbonation, medium body, tangy, clean finish, very little aftertaste.

O - Pretty good. Saison is certainly a style I'll revisit.

 552 characters

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

600 ml bottle served at cellar temperature into a pint glass. Purchased for $6.50 CDN as part of the Best of Beau's 2015 pack. Batch 4669 and brewed October 26, 2015.

Appearance - bright and rich golden color, tremendous two fingers of white head and incredible retention. Clear with lots of carbonation. A great looking beer. Marginal lacing left behind.

Smell - Belgian yeast, fruity esters, specifically banana comes to mind. Some pepper overtop of a floral aspect as well. Nice aroma.

Taste - mildly sweet, a powdery component, light bitterness in a grassy and floral background. Easy drinking if not the most uniquely flavor farmhouse ale out there.

Mouthfeel - smooth and well carbonated, with drying finish. Good for the style.

Overall - a fine saison. while maybe not warranted in being a "best of" it certainly a good saison that will be agreeable for most even with a couple extra months of age on it.

 916 characters

Photo of EgadBananas
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright, hazy, soft orange color with a bone white head. Some lace, decent retention. Spicy, herbal peppercorn aroma with a bit of lemons and light citrus, a hint of musk and spicy yeast notes. Touches of floral ops, with bits of citrus rind, musky yeast notes, pepper and earthiness. Light and airy body, crisp, well carbonated, refreshing. Overall, it's a very quaffable Saison ripe for the warm summer heat that's knocking at the door here in the south.

Thanks Chris!

 478 characters

Photo of CanadianBacon
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Part of Beau's best of 2015 pack voted on by the public to be resurrected.

Appearance - This beer pours a cloudy golden color 2 fingers of white head that fade leaving nothing behind. Carbonation seems moderate.

Aroma - light malts, floral smells, coriander, citrus (orange), fresh bread.

Taste - spices, wheat zest coriander, floral hops, fresh bread.

feel - medium light, slightly water, dry finish.

Overall - Definitely an average Belgian style brew, not too bad, would have been refreshing in the middle of the summer.

 529 characters

Photo of SebD
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice cloudy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down slowly and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of bready yeast, citrus, spices, wheat and some grassy notes as well.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some bready Belgian yeast, spices, citrus, lemon and some light wheat malts.

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

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

 543 characters

Photo of thehyperduck
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

600 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO; packaged June 12 2014 and served slightly chilled. This is the second bottle I've had over the last two weeks or so.

Pours a bright golden-blonde colour, hazy and highly effervescent; generating two fingers of pillowy white froth. It recedes very gradually over the next few minutes, coating the glass with a curtain of lace before settling into a more manageable half-cm of creamy head and collar. This one looks the part, but isn't particularly aromatic. Wheat sweetness is overshadowed by lemon and orange citrus, yeast, clove and some floral notes, which I presume are from the elderflower. Not bad, but too muted.

Thankfully, the flavour profile has a little more kick behind it than the nose did. Grainy malts and wheaty sweetness provide a backbone, with more of the orange peel and lemon citrus notes mentioned earlier coming through at first. It becomes less fruity and more spicy/yeasty toward the finish, with clove and pepper accompanying a floral, herbal bitterness that only briefly lingers on the palate. Dry aftertaste. Medium-bodied, possibly leaning on the light side of that category, with aggressive carbonation that well-complements the spicy finish. Extremely drinkable for something that is basically 6%, and quite refreshing.

Final Grade: 3.79, a B+. Beau's Patio Saison is a good beer, but there is some very stiff competition in this category. This brew's highlights include the nice blend of spice, citrus and floral notes, as well as the crisp, active mouthfeel. I'm enjoying this saison, but to be honest I've never really had a saison I didn't enjoy, and this one isn't particularly cheap, nor is it particularly great compared to its competitors (especially when you take the price point into account). As is the case with Nickel Brook's Le Paysan, this is a solid brew that is worth a try, but not really my first choice in the category.

 1,910 characters

Photo of Rukeli76
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrenaline
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of korguy123
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Part 4 of 4 from the Best of Beau's pack.

Slightly hazy dark orange pour. Half finger soapy, snow white head. Lacing is minimal.

Oranges, lemons, pepper spice from the Belgian yeast. Very aromatic. Typical saison.

Peppery spice, oranges, orange rind with some candy sugar.

Light body, decent carbonation.

 308 characters

Photo of ikidunot
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Wild Oats Series No. 19 - Patio Saison from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Beer rating: 55.2% out of 100 with 67 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.