Burnside Oatmeal Pale Ale - Burnside Brewing Co.

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Burnside Oatmeal Pale AleBurnside Oatmeal Pale Ale

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85
very good

19 Reviews
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Reviews: 19
Hads: 73
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 73
Reviews by carteravebrew:
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Photo of biboergosum
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
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. (1,479 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
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. (279 characters)

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Docer
3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
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. (1,583 characters)

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3.61/5  rDev -6%
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! (512 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of dipso123
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
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. (369 characters)

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4.4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
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. (748 characters)

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3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
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. (382 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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Burnside Oatmeal Pale Ale from Burnside Brewing Co.
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