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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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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 8.82%
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 cbarrett4:
Photo of cbarrett4
4/5  rDev +7%
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.

cbarrett4, Sep 07, 2011
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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.

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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.

Docer, Aug 06, 2012
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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!

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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.

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Burnside Oatmeal Pale Ale from Burnside Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.