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Luchesa Lager - Oasis Texas Brewing Company

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oasis Texas Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: bundy462 on 06-02-2014

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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 8
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Photo of t2grogan
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Typical lager. Don't see anything special here.

Photo of goochpunch
4.35/5  rDev +24.6%

Hazy gold. Great clean lager nose; bready malts and gentle, floral hops. Lightly sweet malts, floral hops, VERY solid bitterness. Dry finish with a long, lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Crisp and light. Awesome beer.

Photo of woodychandler
4.43/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of the great unexpected CANsequences of The CANQuest (TM) is my establishment of ongoing trades with fellow CANsumers. My in-person trader, tone77, has moved away but the mighty JenRay down in Houston, TX keeps me in business. She only wants hoppy beers like APAs, AIPAs, DIPAs, but they are pretty easy to find in CANs and she knows that I am indiscriminate, so I get all sorts of CANs in return.

From the CAN: "OTXBC"; "High in the Hill Country"; "En[C]h[AN]ting. Ethereal. Fleeting. Luchesa Lager is brewed in the traditional Kellerbier style, where subtle malt notes marry with assertive Hallertau and Saaz hops."; "All Year Beer"; "Keep Cold"; "This En[C]h[AN]ting Beer Appears at Oasis Texas Brewing Co. 78732 Texas U.S.A."

The Crack! was loud and I was excited to initiate an inverted Glug. My pour created a finger of dense, bone-white head with excellent retention. Color was Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with just a hint of chill haze. Nose had a pronounced minty grassiness, proving that they were not kidding about the hops being "assertive"! Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste had a very minty, hoppy cast and I was in love! Like JenRay, I like hop-forward beers, but I am okay with European hop strains and also with lagers, which she generally eschews. I was really having a tough time remembering that this is a lager with all of the hops involved. Finish was dry, but not gasping. I liked the cool feeling that it left in my mouth. Man, I would definitely have some of this in my cooler on Hula in the Coola Day (01 February, annually)! More, please.

Photo of champ103
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at a few places around Houston. Liberty Station and Premium Draught to name a few.

A: Pours a slightly hazed straw yellow color. A two finger white head forms with good retention, and light lace.
S: Cracker and biscuit like malts up front. That quickly turns to the great German hops. Spicy, herbal, floral. A very aromatic and lingering bitterness as well. Very enjoyable.
T: Like the nose, up front is a good malt bill. Biscuit malts are apparent. A bit sweeter than I was thinking, which is not bad. Again, the hops quickly take over. A nice spicy, floral and grassy and slightly herbal hop flavor. A bitterness lingers, but not over barring at all. The German hops work well here.
M/D: A light body that is perfectly crisp, finishes dry, and smooth at the same time. So easy to drink. All day with this one.

My first few impressions are very good. I can see this growing on me. The hop character reminds me of Hans Pils. I will be looking forward to having more. Well done.

Photo of ranger7
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Clear gold. Excellent lacing, great white head with good retention.
S: Lager-ish. Malty.
T: Like it smells. Only fresher and a more drinkable version of a lager.
F: Light and smooth.
O: I like this style. The only other example I have had is Alpine Spring from Sam Adams. This and that are tasty.

Photo of Premo88
3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

on-tap at Hay Merchant on June 23, 2014
served in 20 oz. wheat beer glass

L: very clear yellow for unfiltered; tons of bubbles flashing up the column; fantastic sticking, lacing head of white foam ... love it

S: sour, funky ... might be right for the style, but it's a bit off-putting

T: buttery pilsner ... the sourness is in there along with a slight hop bite from spicy noble hops; green and grassy underneath the sourness

F: crisp but a bit soft ... not as fully carbonated as many lagers/pilseners

O: a cool twist on the standard pilsener. it's different and the unfiltered part of this thing is obvious.

Photo of allengarvin
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%

A: 3.5 - Extremely pale hazy gold with a very small head.
S: 3. 5 - Nose is a bit faint, with light malt, a little tartness, and light hops.
T: 4.0 - Better flavor. Clean sweet malt is the initial taste, not grainy at all, Bitterness is moderate, with a citrusy, floral hoppiness. Well-attenuated, with a dry finish.
M: 3.75 - Soft, neutral texture
O: 4.0 - A very easy drinking beer, but still tasty.

Weighting (percentages): 20, 20, 40, 5, 15. Avg: 3.78

Photo of zander4dawin
2.96/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden beer with a white head. Sweet taste with some lager skunk and little bread notes. The Saaz hops give it a hint of black pepper spice. After taste lingers but overall A nice light bodied mouthfeel. Slightly buttery feel. Overall I nice beer but nothing really stands out. Kellerbiers are a rarely seen style, taste similar to a helles lager.

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Luchesa Lager from Oasis Texas Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.