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Burnside Oatmeal Pale Ale - Burnside Brewing Co.

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Burnside Oatmeal Pale AleBurnside Oatmeal Pale Ale

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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:
"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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Reviews by IllNate:
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

08-23-2012 01:26:23 | More by IllNate
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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.
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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)

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- 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.

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