Haw River Newlin's Original Belgian Oatmeal Pale

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Pale Ale uses flaked oats to smooth out the bitterness and is fermented with a Belgian yeast to provide layers of fruity esters that play wonderfully with the punchy Crystal & Galaxy hops that we dry-hop with for a more "American" hop aroma & finish. Named for the family who started the cotton mill in Saxapahaw a century ago, it’s a clean, complex, refreshing take on the usual Pale Ale.

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3.1
Cybercat (6017) - Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Pours clear solar yellow with a thick and frothy porcelain head. Crisp aroma delivers fresh oatmeal, malty, and fruity tones. Flavor features oatmeal, malt, fruit, sour and hoppy notes for a distinctive brew. Mouthfeel offers fair body and shy fizz. Original, refreshing.

3.7
Iznogud (4070) - CROATIA - APR 13, 2017
Bottle, 375 ml, courtesy of Travlr. Shared with him, Joel and Miro in Ibis Kortrijk. pours hazy yellow with large white head. Citrus, yeast, some light hoppiness. Sweetish, dry, light bitterness. Smooth, soft carbonation. Medium bodied.

3.7
magsinva (1423) - Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle - This one is interesting. Built on what could be a boring pale ale base, they’ve added bubblegum yeast, oatmeal sweetness, piney hops, and a dry finish. Nice!

3.8
DiarmaidBHK (5670) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle from Appalachian Vintner. Pours orange and cloudy with a white head. Leaves a shitload of lacing in the glass. Huge floral hop notes on the nose along with that Belgian yeast thing. Nice floral hops on the tongue along with that fruity estery thing as well. Finished clean. Nice!

3.7
DialSquare (5122) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle from Tasty Beverage in Asheville: cloudy orange with sizeable white head. aroma of oranges and lemon zest. tastes are oats, light pepper, citrus peel, herbal, light honey, bit yeasty. soft medium palate, bit dry. doesn’t sound like something I’d like, but I’m digging it.

3.4
Theydon_Bois (20453) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2016
Bottle share in the hotel lobby, RBWG, 01/02/16. Hazed golden orange with an off white head. Nose is bitter orange, light yeast strains, citric tinged straw, lemon rind. Taste comprises toasted malt, grains, lemon peel, light yeast esters, tickle of pine. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok Belgo/Pale x-over #.

3.8
Enwiebe (318) - - MAY 30, 2016
6/31/16. 350ml bottle. Poured clean a and a bit fizzy w a one finger head. This beer achieves what it set out to do. Clean light taste w a nice hop nose. Astringency smoothed out by the oats w the Belgian yeast giving a nicely spicey edge. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
ClarkVV (6839) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2016
375mL bottle, undated (boooooo that), from The Turd, drunk 5/11/16.
Large white head tops a muted gold-copper body. Clarity is high and retention is fairly strong.
A very oat-like character emerges in concert with black pepper, biscuit and baked baguette. I dont want to call the oat note glue-like; it’s not, but it’s very odd with a plasticy-powdered sugar character (in all liklihood this is yeast derived and nothing to do w the oats). Hops arent completely faded but its mostly pepper, earth and grass at this point, which is fine.
More of the odd powdered sugar (hint of beet maybe) in the mouth with a good deal of sweetness. The phenols and tight carbonation are the high point here though the beer is perfectly drinkable in spite of its various "oddities". Liked the saison more but Im still curious to try others from them.

3.7
stevoj (5434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2016
On tap at Churchkey. Mefium golden with creamy head. Soft aroma of Belgian yeast and hay. Oats smooth out the taste and body, making for an exceptionally silky mouth feel. Nicely done Belgian ale.

3.7
radagast83 (8301) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a cloudy yellow color, with a white head. Aroma was nice light lemon notes, citrus, peppery notes. Light funky notes. Creamy.


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