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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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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of tavernjef
4.47/5  rDev +19.5%
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!

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of vkv822
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

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.

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 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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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of msubulldog25
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
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!

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

Photo of BilbosNuts
3.89/5  rDev +4%
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.

Photo of mactrail
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Photo of IllNate
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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