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

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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

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
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!!

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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of CanadianBacon
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Photo of ZorPrime
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

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Photo of mick303
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass, colour is a light orange gold, very clear with a nice cap of white head and good lacing.

S- light florals, lavender and lemon, also a distinct yeasty character, almost dunnage but with the florals it is quite light and appetizing.

T- pale malts, cleans to some lemon spice, full floral character, thick yeast in the middle then it falls off, leading to a drying, banana bread like finish. Has a pleasant lightness to it, pale malts are matched with some yeasty earthy(coriander and clove) notes and some orange pith, all around taste is full, and pretty satisfying, finish could be more balanced and crisp.

M - quite sessionable with the light floral and bright character, yeast does full out the body pleasantly and suitably assertive carbonation, a bit sticky on the finish for the style though.

Enjoyable saison, though geared more to be flavourful and sessionable rather than complex. Enjoyable and pleasant flavour, though the yeast really doesn't act to elevate this too much, and the finish is dry, some hop bitterness, didn't pick up much elderflower until I noticed it on the label, might help explain some of the jammy floral notes, these get more cloying as the beer warms. Good beer, just not a great saison by my measure, fairly one dimensional, but drinks well and is quite refreshing.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO for $7.85 for a 600ml bottle. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a high white head that lasts. Golden good

S- Belgium good yeast

T- Definite Belgium clone. Not that good of one though. Good but not all that complex.

M- Dry and tight

O- Ok but will not buy again. Not even for $5. Just not worth it

Food Pairing

This ok beer went well with... fried cabbage with sausage.


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Photo of thehyperduck
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
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 in a pinch I'm more likely to grab Black Oak's, or one of the Goose Island saisons over either.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
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!

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Photo of biegaman
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Patio Saison looks like it's in the midst of a heat haze: the sunny, golden colour has succumb to a smoggy blur, while the initially soaring head has deflated to a shriveled, dried-up outline. Lacing is apparently too lazy to stick to the glass. All this lends a definite 'summery' vibe.

Although flavoured with only orange peel and elder flower, the bouquet has a somewhat 'silk road'-esque musk that includes subtle notes of peppercorns, clove, coriander, lemon thyme, and other citrus fruits. Mind you, this perfume is nowhere near potpourri-level and, truthfully, could use a good shot in the arm.

The palate, unfortunately, is no more evocative with its spice or citrus elements. It, too, contains a nice, rounded profile that amounts to only a mediocre sensory experience. I can understand how pepper or clove might be construed, though I insist the mouthfeel is lacking in savor. There's not enough hangtime.

Still, it is easy to lose yourself in that floral flavour and the summery tastes of orange peel, orchard pear, and green table grapes. And with gentle bitterness it sure qualifies as refreshing. This would make a great appetizer beer and is likely to appeal to most all beer drinkers.

Enjoying this saison on a patio is not necessary. A shady spot under a tree will do, easier yet with a loved one and a picnic basket full of fruits, fresh bread and runny cheese. Or, apparently, complete solitude and a computer desk will also suffice. Really, there's no bad environment in which to enjoy this cheery, easy-going offering.

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Photo of hopsolutely
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy orange colour with a lot of suspended solids; the minimal head disappears except for the edges of the glass. Aroma of Belgian yeast has a caramelized malt backbone. The flavour is also Belgian yeast-forward, with a sweet toffee start that has malts & wheat in the body and a hint of hop bitterness at the end. The Belgian elements linger long into the finish.

Believe this to be a well brewed Saison and a good example of the style. Just not a style I'd personally have chosen, if I wasn't focused on getting the stout with which it came packaged...

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Photo of spinrsx
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Photo of ssmack
3.89/5  rDev +4%
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.

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Photo of peensteen
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy bright orange colour, one finger of white head, some lace around the top. Smell is fruity and yeasty, fresh spice and banana, bubble gum, coriander and a bit citrusy as well. Taste is yeasty with some wheat flavours, subtle spice, banana and bubble gum, fairly one dimensional and a bit of a let down considering it had a fairly interesting nose. Medium high carbonation, medium bodied. Still quite a nice beer, not terribly interesting or complex but still quite drinkable.

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Photo of korguy123
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of BGDrock
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: hazy dull orangeébrown like fresh apple juice; frothy white head with great retention

Aroma: vibrant, tart vaguely vinegary fruit; orange; hint of spice

Taste & Mouthfeel: first hit is big spice, from start to finish, and has real bit (if not complex); peppery, not the herbacious coriander sort of spice you`d expect, and some of it has the feel of orange peel - it has that bitterness in the finish; orange pulp is there but very light; medium-light body good carbonation; refreshing once you really get into it, with more juicy fruit flavours coming out to balance the pepper, and that bitter peel in the finish really doesn`t go away

Overall: wish I`d had it in the summer and really given it the proper experience, I`ll definitely give it a go if I run into it; different than most saisons I`ve tried, even if not a favourite (the peel is a little too much), but something worthy of the patio for sure

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Photo of SebD
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of Electros
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

For 6.5% this is very light. I can see the saison this. Very very low smell or wheat and citrus. Unfiltered, vigorously carbonated. Gold in colour. First sip, apparent wheat, very light on the pallete. Leaves you wanting more, deceiving. Low hops, low malt, and like said earlier, apparent wheat. This is such a drinkable beer. This is an honest shame this is only a season/limited release! I would buy this regularly if offered other then a near bomber.

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Photo of Sammy
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beau's private order group tasting. Funky aroma. Yellow bodied with bubbly head Yeasty, a smooth drinking saison. Leaves lots of lace. Decent drinkability for a Summer german wheat beer..A tad of white pepper. Unexceptional as a saison, but refreshing German style beer.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled November 27, 2012

Cloudy golden with a moderately-sized white head. Head recedes at a moderate pace. Some lace.

Wheat, spices and orange in the nose. Yeast. Floral notes.

The orange peel comes screaming through in the taste. Although more bitter, it tastes a lot like a witbier. Wheat is big. Belgian yeast and a cereal flavour. Quite dry.

Medium bodied, strongly carbonated.

Overall, pretty average. Not terribly flavourful, and too dry for the flavour profile.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a slightly hazy dirty hay color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of slightly sweet rustic malt with light fruity ester and some light floral malt notes. Taste is also dominated by floral notes with some sweet rustic malt notes and some fruity floral hops profile. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not your typical saison but well enjoyable nonetheless.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.11/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from Beau's Holiday 4 Pack, bottled on November 27, 2012. Poured in to FFF Teku glass.

A - Cloudy dark yellow with orange in the centre. One finger of off-white head.

S - Big clove and Belgian yeast aromas up front with some lighter citrus, floral and bready malt notes in the background.

T - Very strong clove and Belgian yeast flavour up front that dominates throughout. Some sweet bready malts, lemon zest and floral notes are also present. Very dry with decent bittering. A touch hot.

M - Light body with some chew. Moderate carbonation.

O - This was very average. I found it tasty but somewhat difficult to drink and couldn't get through the entire large format bottle.

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Photo of decimator
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Photo of liamt07
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Rhino, came with an ugly Beau's visor with the purchase of every pint. Released on the first day of April above 18 degrees, caught this a week or two back. Wild Oats Series #19.

Lightly hazy orange yellow with a white head and some decent retention. Nose has some fairly generic saison yeast aromas, a bit of citrus and floral quialties, some grains and a hint of spicing. Taste is somewhat dry, grainy and yeasty. A bit of bready flavours and subtler citrus than the nose lended. Medium feel, medium high carbonation and a bit of spicing rounds it out. A good, drinkable saison but perhaps a tad on the seweter side for the style.

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Wild Oats Series No. 19 - Patio Saison from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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