The Oasis Pale Ale was a clear amber color with a medium body, hoppy flavor balance and aftertaste. The Scarab Red Ale had a dark amber color with a dry malty flavor, subtle hops and good mouthfeel. The Capstone ESB was an even darker amber color with a hop aroma, very pronounced hop flavor and medium body. The Tut Brown Ale was indeed brown, with a chocolately flavor accompanied by minimal hops but a creamy body and a dry finish. The specialty brew was the Scotch Ale with an amber color, malty flavor, full mouthfeel and hoppy finish. The aftertaste seemed more astringent than alcoholic. The Zoser Stout, at 5% ABW, was opaque but lacked significant head or lace. The very roasted and hoppy flavors were detracted from a bit by an astringent character in the aftertaste. Also on special availability was the Nilator, a dopplebock that was dark amber with a seriously malty aroma, very malty sweet flavor and aftertaste. The Rainforest Lager came across with a light body and hoppy flavor. The RA's Sunset Ale was also amber in color but with an even malt/hop balance and a nice medium body. The Hefeweizen had an intense estery aroma with a medium body and banana flavor characteristics as one would expect in a Bavarian-style Hefeweizen. The Lemon Ale was a clear light straw color with a light body, and tangy/lemony flavor. Very unique!
Whether you find the main attraction to be the music, the interesting pasta, seafood, pizza, or the easy-going atmosphere and accompanying opportunity to meet new people, the Oasis is truly an urban oasis, and worthy of a pause in anyone's journey. Currently, many of these brews are available in bottles in Colorado and vicinity.
1095 Canyon Blvd.
Boulder, CO. 80302
Reviewed by Tom Ciccateri - May, 1996 & October, 1996
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