Tallgrass Oasis | Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Tallgrass OasisTallgrass Oasis

Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oasis is a Double ESB/IPAish beer that came about from playing around with one of Jeff’s 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 it’s 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. What's a stoop? Well, it's a good place to drink beer, is what it is.

Added by twiggamortis420 on 11-12-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the can a deep clear amber gold color with a thin white cap.

Deep aroma of caramel malts and a touch of hoppy citrus.

Tastes of caramel malts and grapefruit. Big malty finish.

Moderate body and lightly carbonated.

A quite enjoyable ESB from the folks at Tallgrass.

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Photo of CosmoHopHead
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a hazy, light copper color with a full finger, off white head. nice lacing

S: bitter, malty hops with a bready, yeast and caramel smell

T: a mild bitter bite with some malty, yeast backbone. yeast almost overpowers the bitterness of this brew

M: eh, not much to speak of here. feels light with a medium carbonation

D: goes down fairly easy for the 7% abv but not something I would want to drink more than 1-2 cans of.

Overall, a fairly decent brew from Tallgrass brewery who hasn't really done anything to blow me away. Not a bad price but kind of doubt I'd buy this one again

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Photo of Tone
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, copper color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of slight pale hops, sweet malt, grain, and floral citrus. Fits the style of an ESB. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable bitterness. Tastes of pale hops, slight sweet malt, slight yeast, slight grain, and citrus. Overall, a fresh ESB with the addition of citrus, but average flavors otherwise.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this one while passing through Wichita and stopped in at the Oasis bar and grill. According to the website: "Oasis is a bold, rich ESB with 7.2% alcohol and loads of hops brewed to be savored during long summer evenings. Look for its full-fledged release in bottles, kegs, and summer mix packs in the summer of 2010."

Pours a mildly hazy light copper color with a topographous tan foam that sticks to the glass nicely. It's a good looking brew.

Caramely sweet and toasty malts greet the nose with a bit of biscuit in the background. Maybe a few mild hints of floral and grassy hops, but not quite as hoppy as one would expect from an ESB...smells more akin to an amber ale.

The taste is a bit too yeasty and not very 'clean' tasting, especially for the style and there is a touch of sourness as well. Toasty malts are not very assertive but the hops have a fairly firm presence and contribute a medium bitter finish. Alcohol is well disguised and it grows on me a bit as the glass empties. Not bad, but not great either. Worth giving it a try if you are in the Wichita area.

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Tallgrass Oasis from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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