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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (4527) - Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2011
16 oz. can from Root Cellar. Pours a clear deep amber/copper color with a medium sized creamy ivory head. The aroma has grass, some citrus and resiny hops and a touch of caramel malt. The flavor is toasted bread with hints of caramel, light citrus, grass, with decent bitterness to the finish. Medium bodied. This is a drinkable option with a slight bump for the can. Golf season is here and you canít have too many options in cans.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4488) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Deep rich muddy ruby tinted body with a copper glow and a thick, soapy deep tan head that exploded out of the can, but died shortly afterwards - odd. Aroma of fresh hops, alcohol, malt, caramel and then more grapefruity hops. Medium to Full-bodied; Assertive grapefruit and piney hops with a touch of earthy and caramel malt with a lot of alcohol and a touch of sweetness at the end. Aftertaste shows a vague bit of spices, a little malt, a ton of alcohol and the nice bittering hoppiness that people (including myself) enjoy so much. Overall, a nice and flavourful, potent, complex and refreshing beer - all in a can, as a rarer style! I sampled this 500 mL can purchased from Total Wine in Chantilly, Virginia on 27-March-2011 sampled at home in Washington on 29-September-2011.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Tangerine color with a nice tan head. In a 16 oz. can. I found this to be well balanced, if a bit to the malty side. Nice fruit, a nice varied hop profile, and that sweet malt. It makes for a very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4283) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Much more of a pale ale than an esb. Light brown color. Flavor has lots of hops, and same for the aroma. It is bitter, and it does taste good, but the classification is way off.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2010
16oz can. Thick, orange-brown, with a creamy off white/beige head. Nice floral hop aroma. Thick and full bodied, with a toasty sweet malty taste and a solid hop backbone. A little mellow on the carbonation, which helps give it an English feel I suppose. The hops and ABV let you know this is all American, with a resiny thick finish. Well done, enjoyable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4113) - Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Can shared at RBWG 2011, thanks
Appearance: Hazy golden with a small white head and light lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, caramel and tart fruit
Taste: Tart fruits, caramel and some bitterness
Nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Can from arminjewell as part of the NP10 V5 - thanks, man! Pretty big beer for an ESB, right? Nice dark orange pour, with modest sediment and a billowy head thatís pretty appealing. Nose is heavily malt, with a touch of malt bitterness. Full body, and nice creamy mouthfeel. Flavors are more complex than the nose would indicate: initially soft and malty, it transforms via citrus rind into a nice dry hop finish. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Super cloudy amber orange with a thick sudsy white head. Nose shows lots of sweet caramel malt, some piney hops, light butter. Flavor is similar with heavy buttery caramel malts, with lots of piney and herbal bitterness in the finish. Oily palate. Seems too heavy for the style and more like an american strong ale. Oh I now I see this a double ESB. Makes sense. Still not a huge fan.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (3906) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Cloudy, dark tea brown-read with a light bone-colored head. Mild, slighty off AIPA aroma. Balanced. Woody, citrus, lightly sweet, fairly bitter, grapefurit and citrus pith. Medium to medium heavy body. Well done. On tap, Flying Saucer, KC.


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