Burnside Oatmeal Pale Ale | Burnside Brewing Co.

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Burnside Oatmeal Pale AleBurnside Oatmeal Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Burnside Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
burnsidebrewco.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

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

Added by msubulldog25 on 04-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Photo of breardon1776
4.54/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

OMG!! I was in Oregon two months on business. Gained 15 lbs drinking all the craft brew I could.Far and away this was the best beer I had in those two months. In fact, one of the best brews I have ever drank. Great flavor. Great body!! Sorry I can't be more technical, but a must drink!!!

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of tavernjef
4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
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!

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4.4/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of vkv822
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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Photo of HookerBrews
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of veganbeerboy
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
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 +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of gtermi
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbarrett4
4/5  rDev +5%
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 +5%

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

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4/5  rDev +5%

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Burnside Oatmeal Pale Ale from Burnside Brewing Co.
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