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Burnside Oatmeal Pale Ale - Burnside Brewing Co.

Burnside Oatmeal Pale AleBurnside Oatmeal Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 7.94%


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:
"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

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 04-07-2011)
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veganbeerboy

British Columbia (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 08:59:06 | More by veganbeerboy
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mactrail

California

3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Attractive dark orangey amber in the Duvel tulip. A decent head and a spritzy carbonation on the tongue. Mouthfeel is light but smooth and silky. This has a pleasant resiny tang that reminds me a lot of a rye beer. There is a faintly sour grainy flavor that actually adds to the drinkability. Not so hoppy but there is a pleasing bitterish tang.

Overall, an unusual and non-standard style that adds some interest to the Pale Ale world. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Hondo's Brew & Cork in Astoria.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 05:56:46 | More by mactrail
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Spikester

Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy light amber with a three finger off white head. Good amount of lacing.
Smell is grainy tangy malts. Some floral hops.
Taste is bitter hops with a smooth malty backbone. The oats seem to overwhelm the hops and malt character. Smooth for sure but kind of bashes the hop and malt character.
Mouthfeel is quite full , adequete carbonation and has a medium dry bitter finish.
Overall a pretty fair APA maybe hit a bit too hard by the oatmeal.
Well worth a taste though, might be just what you are looking for!

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 05:20:03 | More by Spikester
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Two fingers of frothy head on a copper/orange colored body.
A mellow aroma of grain, hay and lemons.
The taste has medium bitterness of lemon with a not a hint of sweetness.
A softer texture, moderate carbonation and medium body.
Pretty good and good job with using the oatmeal.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 01:46:43 | More by Fatehunter
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle from Roth’s Sunnyplope store in S.Salem. $4.99 Pours a slightly hazy dark golden colour with a large bubby off white head. Aroma is subdued and mostly of oats,slightly grassy hop and hay Taste not so subdued with resiny hops and smooth oat and a touch of toffee. Nice yet odd on the tongue smooth from the eats yet well carbonated at the same time! OK beer drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 17:30:13 | More by Reidrover
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IllNate

British Columbia (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy medium amber with ample off white head and good retention. Nicely balanced aroma with spice and earthy hop and a good malt profile as well, bready with a touch of cramel and oat. Taste follows with malt taking a backseat to hops. Mainly spicy with woody and earthy tones, also a touch of citrus. Mouthfeel is smooth, but slightly slick. An interesting concept, but I don't think they achieved anything by adding oats. It hazed up the appearance and didn't improve mouthfeel that much. Overall a good pale ale. I like the hop and malt profile.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 01:26:23 | More by IllNate
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another interesting concept from Burnside. Prior to tasting I'd guess that this is a smooth beer with some dryness on the end (yeah, I'm out on a limb here)

Sure enough, a beer that is light on the caramel malt and the oats give take away that grainy tannin that sometimes comes with pales. For me, this usually gets in the way of the earthy hops. I suppose it does here, too, a bit. Yet the pine and earthiness of the hops come through fairly well. Not all that bitter, some dry or late hopping going on here.

If the abv were lower, this would be one awesome session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2012 06:12:33 | More by Mebuzzard
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Docer

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: (4.0)

- Pours a nice copper clear ale with a robust beige light white head... big retention and thick head settles to yet a thin solid pillow of creamy foam and lace about the glass. Certainly pretty, and shows signs of excellent yeast activity.

Smell: (4.5)

- Wonderful fresh herbal and grassy bitter hop aromas with a balancing bready character from the oats, and a zesty hop pine essence. Balanced caramel sweetness compliments the perfect hop additions.. truly a nice smelling beer.

Taste: (3.0)

- Good enough to bottle. That is what I say anyway. The caramel and pine and bitter hop represents well, and this is truly a nice pale... though a touch robust in flavor, and it seems perhaps pulled a touch early. It does show some aceto-like traits of high esters and cider-like tartness. However, it is tasty yet, and to be had fresh as possible. Balance is king, and it's early boil bitterness is unmatched.

Mouth Feel: (3.5)

- Solid medium body and is very well carbonated, almost too much so... though it makes the beer look stellar. Bit drying from the bitter hops which is wonderful, and only a touch chewy and cloying.

Overall: (3.0)

- This beer is pretty, and is made with what seems like great ingredients. It is balanced, nicely bittered, and sits in a glass perfectly for a nice amount of time. There are some off flavors however that equate to tartness from an early pull, or ester-like aceto in the mix. If that wasn't present, this would be up there with the likes of Fort George's Sunrise.. though for me, that is a hard oatmeal pale to beat.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 02:12:03 | More by Docer
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly dulled golden bronzish hue with a slim soft crown of off-white fuzzy foam. Keeps a thin collar and some spotty lacing flung about the glass.

Aroma is mostly made up of the hops with prevalent Galena with a nice fresh mix of dullish lemon and lime. The malts of oats add a nice rounded crispness and sweetness to its hoppy tone. Quite a nice twist and very pleasant, and appetizingly fresh.

Taste is mega yummy roundedness with a very well toned hoppyness that's crisp, chunky, and freshly forward. All without being bitter or overbearingly pungent. The play of the oat malt used for the backing is great. A nice meld of semi tangy lemony hops with some lemongrass herbalness and earthyness smoothen across the palate with a wonderfully placed underbelly of sweet and well-rounded oatyness. Yum! And yum again!

Fresh, clean, crisp, smooth, and medium-full in body. Super drinkable. A majorly big time sessionable brew. An excellent play of hop tones backed by oats. One very solid brew!

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 04:00:13 | More by tavernjef
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BilbosNuts

California

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear amber color that's more on the ruby reddish side. Minimal streams of carbonation bubbles rise to the top, but it looks rather still overall. A thin rocky white film sits on top with no head to begin with.

S: It has a nice hop profile that is immediately noticed. This leads to some piney and quite a bit of fruity aromas. Light sweet malts and oats come through as well. There is a good balance between hops and malts, something I enjoy in a good APA.

T: The taste is similar to the smell with a good balance of fruity and piney hops with the sweet and roasted malt and oat characters. Quite enjoyable.

M: It is medium bodied with a minimal amount of carbonation. It has a smooth, creamy finish that can most likely be attributed to the addition of the oats. A very small bitterness finishes it off.

O: This was quite a pleasant beer to enjoy. It was well balanced and put together and overall, a unique spin on an APA with the addition of oats.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 03:23:57 | More by BilbosNuts
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vkv822

Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours a golden orange, with foamy, off-white head.

The aroma is of citric hops, with a sweet, malty, grainy, oatmeal backing. Unique, and quite enjoyable.

The taste is as the nose, with some citric hops followed quickly by sweet oatmeal malt notes.

A pleasant medium body with soft, lightly prickly carbonation.

A very enjoyable pale ale. The oatmeal is a unique addition and really adds a smooth, sweet backing that I enjoyed quite a bit.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 07:53:58 | More by vkv822
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ccrida

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Burnside's Oatmeal pale is auburn with an off-white head leaving light lace.

Smell is fairly hoppy, citrus, not pungent, but a nice sweetness. Apricot comes out as it warms.

Taste is also citrusy, fairly full hop flavor caramel, a little bubblegum, with a nice herbal hop snap and firm bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth and dry, some crispness, medium light bodied.

Drinkability is pretty good, nice flavor, soft, rounded mouthfeel from teh oats, but the driness counters that somewhat. Leaning a bit more in the English style, well executed, if not terribly thrilling.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 00:23:01 | More by ccrida
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koopa

New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the brewery on 9.1.11

Appearance: Pours a hazy deep caramel with a 1 finger white crown that shows some retention and moderate lace.

Smell: Mildly fruity with a slight caramel malt note.

Taste: Same as the nose but with a mild citrus addition.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Goes down ok...not offensive but nothing special.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2011 02:11:15 | More by koopa
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cbarrett4

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Probably the best and most consistent beer these guys produce. Pours a pale tan/straw hue with a persistent head fading to a really nice lace.

Nose is all pale ale with mild malts and hops, some citrus, and a hint of the oatmeal coming through. Surprisingly inviting.

Palate is fresh with lovely hops up front and along the side of the mouth. A nice citrus core rounds things out. A hint of cereal and malt.

Texture is lovely with a grainy consistency, good balance of acids, tannins, and alcohol. Finish is medium with good character. Decent grip.

This is a winner, and a beer that I would regularly select out of a tap list of usual suspects. If you're in the mood for something new or different, then this is a worthy candidate for drinking.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2011 18:32:24 | More by cbarrett4
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beertunes

Washington

3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in bubble pint glass. Poured a cloudy, hazy orangeish yellow with about 3/4 inch of just off-white head that had very good retention and lacing.

The aroma was very evenly balanced blend of grain and hops. I didn't really pick up any oat in the scent. On the tongue the oats come through a bit in the background of the solid grain base. There was just enough hops for seasoning through most of the taste, but there was a nice hop finish that lingered for a bit.

The body was nicely full, without being heavy or sticky, and carried the flavors very well. Drinkability was better than very good, I could easily drink these all afternoon while watching a game. Overall, a very nice, easy drinking brew that's certainly worth your time when you see it.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2011 07:48:10 | More by beertunes
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've enjoyed this beer at least four times in the last couple weeks; at the Burnside pub, at nearby Eastburn or at downtown Portland mainstay, Bailey's Taproom. An imperial pint at BT on this night, prior to my first Portland Timbers match!

A: Bright copper orange, a nice glow and a reasonable, if not remarkable, head of whitish seafoam. Lace is awe-inspiring, sheeting drapes of thick froth and gooey cobwebs - bordering on the ridiculous. Steady carbonation in a misty haze.

S: Mild sweetness, caramel and befuddling fruit (apples, pear?)

T: Sugar-sweet upfront and mostly grainy, followed by a healthy dose of spice (something a little earthy - nutmeg, maybe?), even a little cocoa. Lots of grassiness and an herbed bitterness, finishes on the sharper side, though not extreme enough to upset the bitter/sweet balance.

M: Smooth as can be - that's the magic of 'oatmeal' in a beer, any beer. To have such creaminess in a Pale Ale is kinda remarkable. Medium body.

O: A lovely beer; were it not I wouldn't have had it so frequently. I'm thrilled to see it so readily available at a variety of pubs around the city, not just at the brewery. Very easy to drink - 'sessionable' if we're stretching the definition. Recommended!

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2011 02:39:02 | More by msubulldog25
Burnside Oatmeal Pale Ale from Burnside Brewing Co.
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