Barnraiser | Oast House Brewers

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Brewed by:
Oast House Brewers
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Sammy on 01-22-2013

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Rhino. Medium cloudy yellow with retained foam and lacey. smooth mouthfeel, lightly honeyish and very malted. Some citra hop aroma, yet the flavour is very mildly hoppy, like a British pale ale, or faded hops according to some. Transition beer.

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Photo of JahTurbo
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bisonfort
2/5  rDev -46.7%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on Oct 16/13 and consumed on Nov 2/13.
Poured in to tulip.

A -Translucent orange/yellow colour with one finger of cream coloured head.

S - A fresh English hop presence with big floral notes and some musky/dank notes as well. Very light citrus aroma in the background along with a touch of sweet caramel.

T - Moderate bitterness for the style with a substantial caramel malt sweetness balancing out the hop profile. Floral and herbal hop notes stand out.

M - Medium body. Creamy with some stickiness. Moderate carbonation.

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Photo of ssmack
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mango and lemon. Medium hoppiness.

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Photo of garyloveman
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery. Cloudy golden color with a finger of foam. Really nice hop forward aromas..citrusy and juicy. Flavor of some slight bready malts with a lot of citrus hop. More of an IPA or at least an American Pale Ale...not quite an English Pale...but really good nonetheless. Its actually more hop forward than their Belgian IPA...

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Photo of Caudalie
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of pathman
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Mr_Rocca
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of RefillMyglass
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramelized malts. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a long time.

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Photo of derdtheterd
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sofakingdrunk
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bought from the brewery on June 20. Something like $9 for 750ml.

Appearance is nice, a pale yellow-honey colour with almost 2 fingers of pillowy white head, slow and steady carbonation.

Smell is very fruit forward, bitter orange,peach some pine resin, a somewhat cardboard like aroma and some malty sweetness.

Taste is very candy-like at gums? Lemon grass,honey sweetness,tangerine,grassy,a nice hop presence that's almost somewhere between English and American style. However, there is a flavour i can't get paste in the finish, an almost soapy/tinny taste that is really bringing things down for me. It's really nice until the finish.

Overall, really drinkable and some nice flavours, but that finish just kills me. Not the best bang for you're buck beer either.

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Photo of dbaraniak
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Dating on the bottom of the can reads August 30, 2016 so this appears super fresh. Purchased from the LCBO for about $3 CDN.

Appearance - a slightly hazy, rich golden color that almost appears orange "ish" in some lights. Very obviously well carbonated. A small half finger of off white head is poured, retention is rather modest and a thin trail of lacing left behind. Thin wisps of foam linger on top of the beer.

Smell - a rather robust aroma of earthy hops, flaked wheat with a hint of lemon and pepper. Just enough citrus zest to make things interesting. An earthiness that gives the barn raiser moniker some additional credence.

Taste - an interesting combination of wheat and other grains, some corn sweetness, and a little bit of lemon zest at the tail end. More malt and grain forward than hop forward, but rather tasty and easy to drink.

Mouthfeel - smooth with a creamy feel even despite above average carbonation. Body is on the hefty side and a drying finish.

Overall - Oast House's Barn Raiser, isn't exactly that but is a solid well made APA, that leads more on an earthy grain aroma and flavor with a creamy feel to get its point across. Certainly worth trying especially if fresh.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.75/5  rDev 0%

I would call this more of an English Pale Ale than American. The hop profile was more grass focused than citrus. Anyway, a nice though unspectacular beer. Had on-tap and enjoyed it.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of evil_liver
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce pour

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a white head that dissipates to a lacing.

Smells of grassy malts with some hemp and rye type aromas.

Citrus and grassy malt with piney hops that tend again towards a hemp flavor.

Full body with a stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Solid ale with an interesting and unique flavor and aroma, worth trying for sure and pretty good.

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Photo of Jerboat
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of leaddog
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%

Appearance - Pours an amber colour with a finger of frothy white head.

Smell - Bready malts, citrus hops, grapefruit, grass/hay.

Taste - Lightly bitter citrus hops and bready malts along with hints of grapefruit rind, grass and hay. More bitterness in the flavour than the aroma would suggest.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - A different approach to the APA style by incorporating more grass/hay into the flavour and aroma. Light hops bitterness makes this very sessionable. I hope to see more styles available at Oast House the next time I'm in Niagara.

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Photo of heerboth
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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