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Oscar's Pardon Dry-Hopped Belgian Pale Ale - Haymarket Pub & Brewery

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Oscar's Pardon Dry-Hopped Belgian Pale Ale
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25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 8.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Haymarket Pub & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This straw colored pale ale was brewed with pilsen malt, Belgian yeast and Amarillo hops then dry-hopped with a touch more for a complex easy drinking experience. Names after Oscar Neebe. Anarchist? Maybe. Yeast Salesman? Definitely.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-18-2011)
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Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-01-2014 20:57:38 | More by bschinelli
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-13-2014 05:58:11 | More by oso
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ystazi

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-12-2014 18:06:17 | More by ystazi
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-11-2013 02:30:25 | More by WoodBrew
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-10-2013 21:54:22 | More by TurdFurgison
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

03-30-2013 21:29:41 | More by t0rin0
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-10-2013 18:50:26 | More by spycow
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Duff27

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-19-2013 21:18:35 | More by Duff27
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DooshBagalow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-02-2013 23:02:22 | More by DooshBagalow
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Drucifer

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-13-2012 16:51:46 | More by Drucifer
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NateMac13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-17-2012 13:58:09 | More by NateMac13
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thin rapidly dissipating head on a cloudy pale straw colored body. Very fruity with pineapple, sweet lemon custard and orange peel. Little on the Belgian side though. Flavor has more Belgian character with nice yeast presence, musty earthy hops, grassy notes and some metallic taste but in a good sense. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Fairly unique for the style and definitely memorable as how it differs FTP other BPAs.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2012 01:15:05 | More by kylehay2004
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BobCobb

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-09-2012 05:25:39 | More by BobCobb
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a chalice-esque glass at the brewpub.

Another stop on the Second Annual Bachelor Party Free-For-All! This one pours a hazy gold topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises light leek, mild pine sap, very light biscuit, and light lemon zest. The taste holds notes of lemon zest, light pine needle, funky leek (another potential band name?), and a strange artificial lemon-funk that summons visions of the evil of Sorachi Ace (though, supposedly, no such hops were employed in this here brew). Luckily, though, this Sorachi-ness doesn't completely ruin the experience (unlike most encounters with that nefarious hop). The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, a nice BPA, nothing amazing, but a tasty li'l brew.

Serving type: on-tap

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06-04-2012 17:43:19 | More by Mick-e-d
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-26-2012 22:47:55 | More by BeerOps
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub. Light yellow and a small head. Lacey. Funky aroma. Decent taste and drinkability, some fruitiness. A little sour, derived from lemon, clove and pepper, rather than expectation of a Belgian IPA. Somewhat like a cross style saison. Sessionable abv.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2012 23:05:46 | More by Sammy
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elNopalero

Texas

3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had the dry hopped Oscar’s Pardon. Not sure if that’s the regular version or a one-off.

This is a cloudy golden color, reminiscent of a Belgian-style wit. I pick up some floral notes along with a lightly hopped aroma. Flavor is more of the same: lightly hopped, thin flavored, light bodied… Not very exciting, even for the style (which I tend to find not very exciting in general—with some exception.) Although it’s dry hopped the hops weren’t very assertive and didn’t contribute much overall.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2012 23:08:18 | More by elNopalero
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-20-2012 06:32:33 | More by thewimperoo
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bashiba

Iowa

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was served a cloudy hazy yellow with a big sticky white head, nice lacing and solid retention.

The smell was light and lemony with a touch of Belgian yeast spice.

The flavor was a nice blend of late american hop additions mixing in well with the belgian yeast flavors, just a touch of grainy wheat sweetness coming through as well.

The mouthfeel is light with good carbonation and a touch of oily resin.

This is nicely done, a session style beer with plenty to offer in flavor and smell. The dry hopping really gives this beer a nice nose and a good flavor profile, well done.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 16:09:19 | More by bashiba
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SirWalkAbout

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-05-2012 16:44:18 | More by SirWalkAbout
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Really cloudy, almost milky, straw yellow colored beer. Decent white head that left some attracitive lacing on the sies.

S - Yeast, lemon, a little spice. Did I mention yeast?

T - Yeasty and bready. A bit of sweet fruit in yeasty tones. Bit of lemon citrus.

M - Decent carbonation, medium bodied.

O - Good flavor, easy to get down, can drink a lot of this one. Low alcohol keeps you enjoying it for a while.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2011 03:23:08 | More by AgentZero
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap the pub...A super murky neon straw, strangely reminds me of a glass of yeast. A couple fingers of white head, good lacing...Yeast and lots of it, yeast, and lemons. Not bad, needs to be a little sweeter...The taste starts off very yeasty, but brings about some nice sweet notes.. The finish is chalky and surprisingly alcoholic, which is a big detractor.

Besides the finish this is pretty easy to drink. I'd have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2011 00:46:18 | More by jrallen34
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Haymarket. Served in a 4oz taster glass.

A - Pours with a finger of white foam that settles to a ring and some haze on-top, leaving a few fingers of sticky lace. The body is a very murky straw color. I was told that they plan to filter the beers down the road.

S - Lots of Belgian yeast, peppery, lemon and and grainy wheat. Surprisingly potent for such low alcohol content.

T - Starts with plenty of yeast and bread character, and then finishes with some fruity esters that evoke stone fruits and citrus.

M - Zesty carbonation, medium-light body, slightly grainy, and a sticky finish. Unsurprisingly there is no alcohol.

D - It's a solid session ale, with plenty of flavor for 4.5%. It'd be pretty easy to drink a lot of this one.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2011 18:26:56 | More by MasterSki
Oscar's Pardon Dry-Hopped Belgian Pale Ale from Haymarket Pub & Brewery
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