Bell's Oberon Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Groomsy:
3.95/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Single bought for $2.09 in a mix-six pack. Bottled on 05/03/2011, poured into a wheat beer glass.
Appearance: Pours a radiant, golden orange color, maybe just a few shades darker than a beer such as Blue Moon. Fairly clear body with some sediment in suspension and topped by a frothy head of two fingers, leaving behind loose strings and rings of lacing on the glass. Holy cow, it really DOES look like a summer afternoon... Nice looking brew.
Smell: Faint nose here, but crisp. Comprised mainly of wheat malt sweetness, some crisp citrus (mainly orange), and just a hint of some floral/citrusy hops. Not a bad nose, but was expecting more in strength. Great balance for what is there, though.
Taste: I'm swooned away from a smooth, sweet malt presence that glides over the tongue oh-so-wonderfully, accented by fresh wheat. Some citrusy (orange peel, namely) and floral hops kick in directly after with just a hint of spices (coriander/pepper?) on the back of the palate. There's a little bit of a bready/biscuit flavors underlying all of this as well. A lively and refreshing summer beer, very well balanced and super-drinkable.
Mouthfeel: Super smooth and refreshing with a good amount of carbonation from the bottle conditioning. Medium-bodied brew with a crisp finish. Incredible drinkability.
Overall: The best summer seasonal I've had so far (which isn't many, honestly), and this is by far the best wheat ale I've drunk. Great drinkability, nice fruity and refreshing flavors, and just a solid brew overall. Would definitely drink again if given the chance.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2011 01:20:57 | More by Groomsy
More User Reviews:
2.38/5 rDev -37.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
A- cloudy off yellow colored body, small fingernail head that reduces to a thin discontinuous layer
N - something about this that turns me away.. I can pick up citrus but there's something else on the forefront that I can't quite put my finger on
M - light and noticeable carbonation feel
T - eh.. Same as the nose. I can pick up citrus flavor which is great but there's something that turns me off
O - this bottle was 2 months old but that's not bad.. I don't know but I wasn't a fan of this. I wouldn't cringe if offered one but I would ask what else was is available..
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 05:42:18 | More by AmericanPaleMale666
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 4,735 ratings.