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Oasis ESB | Oasis Brewing Co.

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Oasis ESBOasis ESB

Brewed by:
Oasis Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-24-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by dwarbi:
Photo of dwarbi
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good-looking beer. brownish-red. Thin but determined head. Decent lacing. the aroma has a very strong presence. Bitter and malty. Not too hoppy, but that's there in the taste. Otherwise, it's not very complex. Poppy on the tongue. A decent beer. Good for one every now and then, I think.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bashiba
2.78/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a hazy brown with about 2 inches of creamy head.

Smell contained a slight roastyness to it, but overall very slight.

Taste initially has a slight toasted maltyness to it, but quickly turns into a piney hop flavor with a very metallic tinnyness to it. The Metallic taste just seems to overpower everything else, making this a very unspectacular brew.

Mouthfeel is about medium mody right where I would expect it to be.

Not the most drinkable beer, I know I am glad I only had the one in the fridge.

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Photo of Brent
2.86/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Something odd about the bittering in this ale. Good, beefy malt profile up front with hops following in the wake. The hops bittering has an acidic character, coating the tongue with a flat, rather quinine-like bitterness. Then there is a backlash of additional bittering that hangs on, even more acidic and blunt. Not particularly well balanced and rather harsh.

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Photo of marc77
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark red due w/ OK head. The floral Willamette hop nose is accompanied by a bready and slightly nutty malty aroma. Slight fruity esters along w/ a pleasant butterscotch note are discernable as the beer warms. Lots of roasted grain flavors that are a tad shy of being overdone are well balanced by a firm hop bitterness. It finishes w/ a pleasant roasted grain and hop bitterness on the back of the tongue. This is definitely less fruity & higher in roasted grain bitterness than some of the superlative British ESB's but is a tasty brew nonetheless.

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Photo of Bruiser81
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deep mahagony, almost brown color presided over this brew. Perfectly clear with a nice off white head. Lacing was in sheets. Smell consisted of plum, roasted malts and sweet malt. The taste was crisp and clean. Surprisingly the taste up front consisted mostly of malt and chocolate. There was a strong roasted malt presence all the way up to the finish. Thats where the hop bitterness kicked in quite powerfully. This beer finished hoppy but had nothing lingering around long enough for an aftertaste. Quite drinkable medium body that goes down smooth. A nice brew wish I could try more from Oasis but Colorado is a long ways away.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is malty and sweetish. A medium bodied ESB. Malts are nutty and sweet. Hops are spicy and bitter. Nice flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with a hint of bitterness

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Photo of jeffboo
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A workable American ESB. It pours a very dark amber with small, tan head. Sweet caramel aroma with earthy hops, not bad. It starts with very ripe fruit and finishes with a dry erthy hop bitterness and a hint of tobacco. The hop flavor is a nice and lemony.

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Photo of palliko
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is that of a translucent, rich ochre, beige foam that leaves some sticky cascading lace. Aroma is of dark fruits (currants) honey, malt, and hops. Initially one tastes cocoa, malt and roasted grains. Then the hops blossom into life imparting a bitterness that is nice. Not much to the finish, a clean palate lets you know this beer will work well with food.

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Photo of alexgash
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium copper-amber with a dense, light-khaki/orange head.
Smells of sweetish fruit (peaches), light toffee malt, and spicy, almost roasty, bitter hops.
Fruit and light toffee malt flavors up front. Toffee sticks around as the spicy, bitter/roasty hops come in. Nice, bitter, long-lasting finish. Mouthfeel is kind of creamy, with a medium-big body to it. Another good CO micro ale. Keep ‘em coming!

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Photo of smitty1080
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a nice orange-amber color with a tiny bubble packed off-white head. The aroma has a flowery bitter smell. It is bitter as it first enters but quickly fades off. A citrus appears very faintly. As the beer disappears the bitter slowly appears.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear bronze color, with a thick, fluffy, lacey, tan head.
Nose is softly fruity, a touch citric, and over-all very nice.
Taste: a load of hops boards the 'buds instantly, tasty hops, backed up with generous malt.
Yum, I'm thinking, "Yum!", I'm saying, and, can I say it again? Yum, yummy, yum!
Bitter hops come forward further on, adding to the taste sensation.
Normally, I turn up my nose at ESBs, soured by so many bland versions, and this is one that isn't. Rich, malty flavor lasts, and lasts, and lasts...tasty, toasty, and sweet.
One to go to the head of the ESB class, I say
Big thanks to Bruiser81 for sending her out!

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Oasis ESB from Oasis Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 11 ratings
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