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Wild Oats Series No. 25 - Koru | Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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Wild Oats Series No. 25 - KoruWild Oats Series No. 25 - Koru
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3.79/5
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36 Ratings
Wild Oats Series No. 25 - KoruWild Oats Series No. 25 - Koru
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Koru Belgian Pale Ale boasts interesting spicy, peppery yeast notes, with tropical fruit inflections from New Zealand Nelson-Sauvin and Rakau hops. Complex and tasty, with a dry finish.

Added by Sammy on 10-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,569
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
36
pDev:
8.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 10
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of Simon212
3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Molson2000
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TerryW
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Meh. Pretty anonymous brew. Orange hued gold, a bit of the fog, moderate short-lived white head. Fruity w/a hint of yeast. Light drinker, not as Belgian in character as I would imagine. Understated.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear golden color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of residual sugar ad light cereal notes is OK. Taste is a mix of quite a bit of residuals sugar notes with some cereal and light fruity ester. Body is about average with good carbonation. The NZ hops notes are quite a bit subtle and don’t’ play a huge role as I would have expected.

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Photo of Stocean1
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Mousel
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nullbort
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrenaline
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of talbotjf99
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LanceH
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

600 ml bottle served at cellar temperature into a pint glass. Purchased from the LCBO for $7.95 CDN. Batch 4912, bottled February 12, 2016.

Appearance - clear and rich golden color, topped by a finger of semi-long lasting head and minimal lacing. Light amount of carbonation is visible.

Smell - grainy and somewhat earthy, with a slight sweet aroma of powdery yeast.

Taste - light subtle flavours, a hint of fruit which combines oranges, passion fruit and orchard fruits. Some light grassy flavours and hints of light roasted grain. A subtle earthy note too, makes me think that honey is somehow involved.

Mouthfeel - smooth and light bodied, low carbonation.

Overall - a tasty Belgian ale, but lacks a bit of a punch of some of the others in the style. Just misses the mark to my taste, but if you can spare the change it may be worthy. Shot.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's okay.. overpriced at $8.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of wizo
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Bf_89
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CanuckRover
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours somewhere between straw and amber. Pillowy white head filled the top of my Duvel tulip glass. Thick bubbly foam sticks to the sides of the glass all the way down. Spot on appearance-wise.

Great aroma. An interesting focus on tropical fruit, with almost a wit-like orange and bubblegum character.

Peppery yeast right up front makes it pretty clear what style we're going for. Malt is actually kind of difficult to nail down given everything else that's going on. Pale fruit, maybe pear, floating around. I find the Nelson Sauvin really stands out, with a clear winey character mid-palate. Finish is continental bitterness.

A nice Belgian Pale with a welcome something something that you might not have seen elsewhere.

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3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EricVonStein
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

cloudy golden honey colour with a two finger head of off white, yellow tinged foam that looks oily and sticky like an IPA.

Smells of tropical fruit like pineapple, a bit of white grape and a sour note that cuts through a subtle yeasty aroma. A little bit of musty hay fills out the background.

taste is more subdued, with mellower fruit notes of apricot and more prominent sourness and rindy bitterness. Yeasty funky notes are more wild sour - as the label suggests - than doughy and wet barn. Still, there is a mild underlying twang of sourdough bread, but very much a background note.

Pretty mildly carbonated though pleasantly tingly, light body and nice dry finish. Touch of warming half way down the glass.

Overall a fruity, exotic, slightly sour ale that is fresh and sharp at the same time. Nicely put together and in itself pretty pleasing but personally missing more of the funky barnyard flavours typically seen in the style. But I feel that wasnt the focus here. One of the better Beau's experiments Ive had, feels like a much more mature approach to a beer than they sometimes exhibit. Hopefully they have this available in quantity when the warmer weather hits - should be a great option for the summer.

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3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bar Volo. Surprisingly complex pale Belgian. Funky farmhouse nice smooth sweet bitter onion grassy hoppy spicy honey yeasty -bold and comes through even after stronger big beers up first. Sauvin hop may be there but not featured. Decent for he style.

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Photo of liamt07
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Steve, 600ml into a tulip. Wild Oats Series #25.

Darker hazy orange, white head with good retention and a bit of lace. Nose is yeasty, some banana, mild spice and some bright orange citrus. Taste has some bitter citrus character, a spicy yeasty bite and some white pepper. Lighter medium body and good carbonation. Tasty, and having this back in warmer weather would've been great.

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Photo of BigGruntyThirst
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaisell
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Wild Oats Series No. 25 - Koru from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 36 ratings
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