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Burnside Oatmeal Pale Ale - Burnside Brewing Co.

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Burnside Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 04-07-2011

"Brewed using copious amounts of Crystal, Galena, & Fuggle hop varietals. This is a clean dry Pale Ale with low bitterness and lots of hop flavor. We have chosen to add 75 pounds of locally rolled oats to increase body and give our Pale a sweet creamy finish"

abv: 5.6%% ibu's: 44
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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dipso123
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, head dissipated quickly, not a lot of aroma, hop presence/flavor on the low-mid point for taste in an APA, more like a UK pale. Before tasting I had assumed that the oats are added to smooth out the bitterness but the oats add a slipperiness to the feel more than reduce hop bite.

Overall: seems informative about effects of oats but not something I'd seek out.

Photo of 5pmsomewhere
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle. Hmmm...oatmeal in a pale ale - ok, I'll bite.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, rather loosely foamy, and mostly just bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some decent rainforest canopy lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of pretty hefty and varied cereal notes - the oatmeal my toddler had for breakfast, further bready flakes of some sort or another, and a biscuity caramel character from the less-healthy morning repasts of my youth - all alongside some bitter, but muddled citrus and pine resin astringencies, as well as a touch of herbal grassiness. The taste is bready, grainy pale malt, a softly sweet caramel essence, mixed oaten cereal notes, leafy, grassy, and somewhat floral bittering hops, a bit of sour lemon fruitiness, and a suggestion of herbal tincture.

The carbonation is certainly active in its evenly-applied fizzy and frothy modes, the body a sturdy medium weight, and generally smooth, with a minor airy creaminess arising in the wee hours of this affair. It finishes off-dry, that rounded cereal character really displaying some chutzpah.

Well, there's my answer - dump 75 pounds (a meaningless measure, without a corresponding batch size) of 'locally rolled' oats into a pale ale, and this is what you get. That is, pretty much an ESB, when the given hops are considered, so, overall, a tasty brew, smooth, and nice 'n hoppy, in that old-school British manner.

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3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.76/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of veganbeerboy
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Golden to brown gradient colouring. Opaque with a lasting 1 finger head.

N: Hops come through immediately with some nutmeg characteristics.

T: Citrusy hop blast right away, but nothing too intense. Finishes much more softly than expected. Lingers with a taste that almost reminds me of a very mild pumpkin ale (Brooklyn Brewery's offering comes to mind...) to a degree., which may be from the oatmeal.

M: Medium bodied, smooth.

O: I dig it. It's not too aggressive and could be a good intro to hoppy beers for the uninitiated. The sweetness on the finish is really pleasant. Will buy again.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Burnside Oatmeal Pale Ale from Burnside Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.