Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Luchesa Lager | Oasis Texas Brewing Company

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
85
very good
10 Reviews
Luchesa LagerLuchesa Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oasis Texas Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Enchanting. Ethereal. Fleeting. Is that a woman in the distance, or are your eyes playing tricks on you? Luchesa Lager is brewed in the traditional German Kellerbier style, where subtle malt notes marry with assertive Hallertau and Saaz hops. Like a mirage, your empty glass will leave you wondering: “Was she ever really there?”

Added by bundy462 on 06-02-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
69
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
15.16%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 69
Reviews by ToMakeEndsMeet:
Photo of ToMakeEndsMeet
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Typical lager. Don't see anything special here.

48 characters

Photo of Todd
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bready, Fruity, Herbal, Biscuity

Drops out of the can a bit hazy—as expected since it's unfiltered—with a clingy foam head. The nose is bready, fruity, slightly floral and enticing while the mouthfeel is a bit gritty and chewy with a soda-like carbonation. More fruitiness on the tongue is followed by a permeating, underlying herbalness, suggestions of tangerines and stone fruit flesh and a malty sweetness that fades into a bready, biscuity finish along with an herbal linger. You don't see many Kellerbiers in the market, let alone canned versions. That fact and this Texas lager are both good things.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #105 (October 2015).

 669 characters

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Dface
2.9/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zonker17
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of BKotch
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gsumers
2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of goochpunch
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%

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.

 229 characters

Photo of Westyn
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of gtermi
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigTravor
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Sandon
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BGsWo22
2.47/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ruzzal
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of monk2021
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of memphischas
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of greenspointexas
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of woodychandler
4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

 1,579 characters

Photo of beaulabauve
2.93/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SicemWT
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Luchesa Lager from Oasis Texas Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe