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Haymarket Oscarís Pardon Belgian Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Our ode to Oscar Neebe, yeast saleman, friend of the brewer and one of the three to survive the trial of the "Haymarket Eight". A straw colored Belgian ale dry-hopped with Amarillo hops. A great session ale!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clouded, golden-orange colored body with an inch thick, dense and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is banana with a good amount of citrus and Belgian yeast. Fairly lemony with a light wheat tartness as well. Flavor is similar. Banana and lemony citrus up front with a light wheat. Some yeast and a light tartness in the middle before the hops kick up towards the end and dry this out completely with a moderate, earthy and piney bitterness along with a slightly tart lemon, peppery yeast, and Belgian yeast. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and carbonation. Overall, a solid Belgian pale ale. Nice flavor and well hopped with a distinct Belgian yeast. Easy drinking and very flavorful for being only 4.5% ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (3121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Poured from draft at Haymarket Brewey in Chicago. Orange and clear. Sweet lemon and grass aroma. Fruit and citrus taste. Slight hops. Very good for a Belgium which I usually don't like

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Going to have to assume this is what was being poured under the note "Belgian Pale " at the FoBAB documentary party on Jan. 10. Malty pale ale smell. Not much hop in the nose, but then thereís a tangy, hoppy taste to it. Like its cousins Orval and Maltida, has over savory components that set it apart from the average pale beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2011
[Tap] Sampler at the brewpub. Pours a dull yellow color with a slight haze to it. Firm foam head was long lasting. Initial aroma of yeast esters, wheat malt and mild clove. The taste is of green apples, pear, lemongrass and light malts. Not particularly well balanced, but still pretty dry and sessionable. This would be better with a slight recipe tweek.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2013 On tap at the brewpub. Belgian pale yeasty nose. Murky yellow body with a white head. Dirty belgiany flavors. Thin body. Dry. Kinda messy. Bitter finish. Like the other Belgian ones Iíve had here, I think the yeast just needs a little more time to clean up and turn into a simpler more palatable beer. 6/3/6/3/12

On tap at Belgian fest 2012. Hazed yellow. Light lemon crisp. Bitter tasty effervescent. 7/3/7/4/15

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Cloudy pale yellow with good, creamy, white head / Light, crisp, nose of lemon and funk / Light body, acidic and crisp, a hint watery but with fine balance and excellent dry, bitter, finish / Elegant flavors of weed, lemon, coriander, grass, and brett / A lovely, light, complex, summer beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
4oz sampler from the brewpub, ultra fresh. Pours a cloudy yellow with a moderate white head. Aroma of orange, caramel, lemon, and Belgian yeast. Flavor of orange, yeast, herbs, grass, pepper, and light brett with a dry finish. Easy drinker.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1844) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2012
On tap at Haymarket. Two-toned orange amber with a small white head. Really nice fruity apricot/nectarine aroma. Hops are really subdued in the flavor, lending a mild herbal, almost basil-like quality atop some light-to-moderately toasty grains, pretzel, and mild orange peel. Zesty, fresh finish. Super solid, I would be happy to toss these back all night.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
On tap @ Haymarket. Hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma and flavor of dry hops, toasted grain, pretzel crumbs, floral, and wheat. Finish has a bit of caramel sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1395) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
One if the better belgium pale ales I have had. Slightly fruity with a nice hop backbone. Smells lightly of fruit. Pour yellow in color. Had at haymarket ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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