Oatmeal Pale Ale – Burnside Brewing


From Portland Oregon’s Burnside Brewing comes their “Oatmeal Pale Ale”.  The beer pours an amber colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of big malts, oatmeal, earthy and some mild fruits.  The flavour is of oatmeal, bready, earthy, caramel, pine, resin and a citrus finish.  This reminds me of the multiple Rye combination ales for some reason.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.6% with an IBU of 44.  I am happy I have finally tried this beer as it is very tasty.

Commercial Description:  Burnside Oatmeal Pale Ale is 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.

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2012 Whiteout Port Barrel Aged Barleywine – Burnside Brewing


From Portland Oregon’s Burnside Brewing comes their “2012 Whiteout Port Barrel Aged Barleywine” a blended barleywine with a portion of 2012 whiteout aged in port barrels then blended with some young 2013 whiteout.  The beer pours a reddish brown with an off white head.  The aroma consists of port, dark fruits, semi sweet cherries, mild tartness and some malts.  The flavour is of port, dark fruits, cherries, mild tartness, big malts, hops bitterness and some mild warming.  The beer comes in at 10% alcohol with an IBU of 55.  This barleywine is amazingly different and I would love to have a few more bottles to age!  This release was limited to 2136 total bottles.

Commercial Description:  With Golden Promise, Crystal and Honey malts, flaked oats Centennial and Meridian hops. The 2012 Whiteout was aged for a year in Port barrels that were used to age Big Bottom Whiskey, and then blended with a portion of young 2013 Whiteout.

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