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Tallgrass Oasis Ale

Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
A nice piney nose. Tastes like a strong/imperial IPA. Big, but not too malty like most imperial IPAs I find.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2010
16oz. can with thanks to theisti. Pours a slightly cloudy orange amber with a large frothy tan head. Aroma is earthy, grass and citrus hops, along with a little bread and biscuit. Flavor is initially some pine, grass and earthy hops, some more bread and biscuit malts, and a slight lingers citrus on the finish. Nicely done, clean, crisp and quite enjoyable on a hot summer night. Thanks Tim!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
topherh (1923) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2010
16 oz can pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is bready malt and lots of pine, citrusy, grassy hops. Flavor is big piney hops, with just enough malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUL 25, 2010
I have enjoyed a couple four packs of this beer already. Dark copper color with a one finger, cream colored head. Earthy, floral hops driven aroma with background hints of citrus, biscuit, rye and a touch of dark caramel. The bitterness is fairly aggressive. Earthy, floral hops, dark toasted and nutty graininess in the flavor. The bitterness lingers. Easy to drink and full of flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2010
This is my first beer from Kansas. The beer pours a hazy red-amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is grassy hops with some toffee and a little bit of chocolate. The flavor is just as good. In addition to a lot of toffee, I get some grassy hops and a dry powdered chocolate flavor. The beer has low bitterness and is very well balanced. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. One of the better ESBs that I have tried.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (9256) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2010
On tap pours deep red orange, aroma is fairly weak but has some pine and biscuit, with sweet caramel. Big pine and resin up front with a touch of lemon less into biscuit and a bitter finish. Excellent esb!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Tap. Masterfully brewed. Dark orange and hazy. Pillowy white head. Nose is hop and grapefruit. Resiny taste - citrus, grapefruit, and tea. Just excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Pours iced tea brown with a lasting, pitted, khaki head that leaves a web of lace upon the glass.Toasted malt with piny and citric hops along with some other lighter assorted fruit notes (a little passion fruit and a whisper of pineapple). Medium-bodied and slick with a tight, bitter and somewhat drying finish. This is not your typical ESB. It has the expected toasty malt-forward front, but that lasts for just an instant before you are smacked by the piny, grassy and slightly fruity assault of hop notes. While the nose doesnít mimic the flavor profile, both are enjoyable. This is an IPA drinkerís kind of ESB. If youíre wanting a Fullers-style ESB look elsewhere, but if you are a hop head, you will likely enjoy this tasty hybrid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - APR 10, 2011
16oz can, thanks Tim. Pours a lightly chill hazed bright light copper with plenty of off white head that leaves behind spotty lacing. Quite a bit of hop going on for an esb, piney, resinous, light citrus notes, malt is present but not heavy and adds hints of caramel and toasted bread. Bitter hop flavor up front, slight hint of orange, then moves into big malt flavors, but the malt flavor is sharp and bready not syrupy and overly sweet. Although the malts overshadow the hops in the middle, the bittering comes back in the end and adds to a drier finish. Not normally an esb guy, but I would buy this again if it were available to me. Nice stuff, thanks Tim.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1363) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2011
My second Tallgrass beer Iíve tried. Pours a hazy deep copper color with a creamy lasting white head. Quite a hoppy profile, with substantial malts to back it up. Biscuit malt flavors. Very nice palate. Great beer for the style. Glad I purchased.

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