Brewed by Beaus Brewing Co.
Style: Smoked
Vankleek Hill, Canada


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Wild Oats Series No. 11 That classic Hefeweizen character with an intense banana aroma, but with an added smokiness from malts that were home-smoked at the brewery with maple wood (Canadian maple at that, too!). Simply put, banana pancakes with bacon.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
600 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a hazy golden colour with thin creamy white head. Aroma is fruity, citrus. Taste is smoked banana! Yes, smoked banana. And it’s a pretty decent beer. Quite refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (3370) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle from the Beau’s Oktoberfest mixed pack. Pours a light and hazy yellow with a thick white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of banana, bread dough, lemon zest and wood smoke. Flavour follows - banana, lemon and smoke all in good balance, with bready yeast playing a nice backnote. A bit of lemon pepper in the finish. The body is a bit thinner than I’d like, but otherwise, a pretty successful hybrid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (3347) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
Had this at Oktoberfest. Pours a cloudy yellow with a pillowy white head. Aroma is banana esters, wheat and a small smoke. Taste is again an upfront hefe with a small smoke in the back end. As a non-smoke fan, it works for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle, pours a golden colour, aroma is light smoke, tastes of a light hefe with a light smoke, kind of tasted meaty from the smoke, overall okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This soft Rauchweizen suggests wooden smoke, bananas and wheat in a quenching but thin vehicle.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam quickly depletes to a ring atop the hazy pale blond.
-Carbonation is too low for the style, imho. (lightly prickling)
-The flavor profile is a tad watery at times.
-That being said, the flavors are nicely cohesive.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
On tap at bar hop. Very light cloudy, true to style. Yeasty and yes, banana on the nose. The smoke unfortunately wasn’t as prominent as I hoped. Sessionable, refreshing, but not too challenging. It’s balanced because it lacks anything extraordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevinsenn (2163) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
Pretty much what it promised it would be. Banana character of a heffy, with lots of smoke and wood. Not bad, but I prefer an un-smoked Hefeweizen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jayseppi (159) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
Light yellow colour below a fizzy, quickly dissipated head. Banana esters give way to some smokiness in the aroma. The flavour is much the same with a smokey finish. The mouthfeel leaves something to be desired as it is quite thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14384) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle - Smells like heavy yeast banana with light smoke. Pale gold with a thin head. Lightly smoked with banana. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
Pale yellow with light haze and a thick foamy white head, quickly reduced to a film that remains due to a constant stream of bubbles. Aroma of bananas, spice, wheat, wet leaves, light smoke and just a hint of citrusy hops. Light and bubbly on the palate. Taste is sweet banana and wheat at first, followed by spice and subtle smoke. Not my usual style, but definitely refreshing and delicious for a change of pace.

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