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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Oasis is a Double ESB/IPAish beer that came about from playing around with one of Jeffís favorite homebrew recipes. Here at Tallgrass we love malt and we love hops, and this beer has both of them in record quantities; well, at least records for our baby brewery. At a hefty 7.2% ABV and 93 IBU, Oasis is a big beer that has to be priced a bit higher than our regular line of beers. We think that once you taste the over-the-top hops and surprisingly sturdy malt backbone you will realize why itís worth it. Definitely not a fruit-extract seasonal shandy, this beer is meant to be enjoyed on the back porch, the front porch, or even on the stoop. Whatís a stoop? Well, itís a good place to drink beer, is what it is.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4473) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Can pours a hazy deep brownish amber with a smaller bubbly off white lacing head. Aroma of nice floral and citrusy hop notes. Really hoppy for an ESB. Getting some tea, toffee and nuts. Flavor of toasted malt, tea, floral and orange hop notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Pours a hazy reddish-orange color. Moderate tan head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is orange and pine. Flavor is a nice mix of bready malt, citrus and pine and grassy hops. Medium moutfheel and good amount of hop bitterness in aftertaste. Slightly dry finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1929) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2010
almost amber hazy pour with a medium off white head. aroma is nice bready malt. some piney herbal hop. Soft malty body. lingering orange pith and piney bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2010
[Can] Pours a deep golden/amber color with lots of white head. The nose is quite hoppy, with pine and grapefruit coming to the forefront. The taste included orange peels, lemon, pine, some biscuit, astringent hops, caramel and some bread. Low carbonation and well masked alcohol content. Tasty and solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6615) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Can shared at the September 2010 Metro Detroit tasting. Poured a slightly hazy orange amber with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was nice pine with some cereal backing it up. Flavor had quite strong pine that mellowed slightly to allow the cereal backbone to come out.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Fresh 16 oz. can. Pours lightly hazy, with a deep reddish-amber color, the body supports a small, fading head of beige tinted froth. Settling as a bubbly blanket, the head leaves tattered ribbons of sticky lacing etched onto the glassware. The nose is heavy on toasted biscuit and caramel, suggesting also baked bread crust and a slight hint of nuttiness. Hops are prominent and citrusy-herbal, showing notes of orange rind and tea leaves. Flavors are similarly balanced, again based in caramelized biscuit and toasted malt. Hop bitterness is well above average for an ESB, giving notes of orange pith and grapefruit. Smooth, creamy, and lightly carbonated, the palate shows ample, malty substance, but seems weighty with sugars. Overall, itís a decent ESB-IPA hybrid, but itís not really my style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - SEP 15, 2010
at beerfest in kc flying saucer. pretty darn good. it is slightly citrusy with a bit of roasted malt. finishes mellow and smooth with a bit of astringency from hops. overall very palatable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3141) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Draft at the KC F.S. Very tough to categorize and rate. ESB, maybe? IPA, maybe? Still good though. Bronze color with filmy lacing. Clean malt aroma at first but later the hops pop up. Initially spicy hops flavor but then it mellows out with malt. Bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1165) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2010
(can) Pours out a dark orangish copper color with a small off-white head and a bit of lacing. Aroma is very potent and vibrant, with plenty of citrus fruits such as pineapple, orange, grapefruit, with some light pine underneath. The drosophila seem to think this liquid contains fruit as well, since they immediately swarmed my glass upon pouring. Maltier undertones of sugar cookie dough, caramel, with some orange marmalade spread over toast making an appearance as well, but the hops make it difficult to smell much else. Remarkably the 7.2% ABV is nowhere to be detected on the nose or the tastebuds. Tastes of orange zest, baked soft pretzel, and possibly some guava make their presence known. Sweet caramel is displayed in the fore, and the finish is certainly piney and full of bitter grapefruit peel. Mouthfeel is surprising in that it is light, which makes this one dangerous brew as itís very easy to drink and the alcohol is virtually undetectable. Overall, a very good beer that Iím glad is available in MN. I imagine I will be drinking more of this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3961) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Pours crystal clear deep amber with a hefty tan head. The aroma gas toasted bready malt that is super clean, light cream and cotton candy with spicy / piny hops. Medium rough grainy body that gets a bit smoother on the finish and has semi-soft carbonation. The flavor starts with a very earthy rough taste. It is very dry with some caramel in there and the finish brings in some pine and wood. Well made, but it is a bit on the rough side and not something Iíll grab too often when Iím picking up a Tallgrass 4 pack.


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