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Oscar's Pardon | Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

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.

Added by MasterSki on 01-18-2011

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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 10
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4.51/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of bashiba
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Photo of Buck89
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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

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

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AgentZero
3.72/5  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.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.72/5  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.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, packaged JUN1517
A - very thin off-white head disappears quickly atop a deep golden colored ale
S - fruity nose with orange zest, Belgian yeast, caramel malt
T - nice fruity and zesty flavors from the Amarillo hops; orange zest, fruity Belgian yeast, caramel malt, toasty grain
M - almost no carbonation, medium body, semi-dry, moderately bitter finish
O - good flavors, but some carbonation would help this immensely. I'd try it again if I knew for certain it would be more carbonated because it definitely has potential.

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3.65/5  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.

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3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Oscar's Pardon from Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 41 ratings
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