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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
Illinois, United States
haymarketbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
8.64%
 
 
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3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.91/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a very hazy, bright golden orange color with banana yellow edges and a one finger white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Decent retention with sporadic spotty lacng left behind.

Earthy floral hop aroma with pale malt and light fruit esters. Grassy hops with some pine needle and sticky resins followed by strong melon sweetness and tart grapefruit. Some bready yeast with biscuit and a touch of apple and pear. The sweet melon presence is nice but otherwise the nose is kind of standard.

Light body with crisp carbonation and a blast of dry bitterness that lingers over the pale malts into a dry finish. Watered down and pedestrian aside from the hop profile. Again, melon sweetness stands out along with some citrus zest, bread and light fruit esters. Mediocre.

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3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Oscar's Pardon Dry-Hopped Belgian Pale Ale from Haymarket Pub & Brewery
3.59 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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