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:
3.75/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A -pours a cloudy straw color with bright whit one finger head, loose bubbles. Appears lively thoughout and left a little lacing.
S - very subdued aroma of balanced malt and hops. Little bit of citrusy pine hop but only faint, melds right into a nice fresh barley malt aroma. Little bit of a fruity yeast character towards the end.
T - very balanced taste to match the nose. There is ample Bittering hops but only slight flavor hop notes of grass and lemon, nice mellow malt character throughout. Ends bitter and dry. Fruity Esthery character in the nose did not come through in the taste.. The taste is similar to a pilsner but with a little more malt forward.
M - mouth feel is a little chewy from the wheat, ample carbonation though to set it off a little. Finishes nice and dry.
O - I was glad to get this on a trip to Virginia, wanted something not distributed to Maine but easy drinking and the wife might like. This was spot on, nice crisp pilsner esque flavor profile thats a little maltier with a meaty body from the wheat, departure from the bombardment of fruity wheat beers common in these parts in summer, not knocking my socks off by any means, but a solid brew nonetheless.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 00:01:02 | More by MaineBrewing
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 4,888 ratings.