Bell's Oberon Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by PA-hunter:
4.04/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Poured bottle into glass. 5.8% abv.
Appearance- Very cloudy; Dull honey yellow in color. Thick fluffy white head with good retention.
Smell- A blend of wheat, doughy bread, and hints of lemon.
Taste- A good hit of wheat up front but not so much that it is overpowering. A sweet fruit flavor as well closer to apricots than the more citrusy like smell would suggest. Faint hops give some dryness on the back end that mixes well with the sweet flavor of this beer.
Mouthfeel- Medium with creaminess in the body. Just right in terms of carbonation.
Overall- A great Summer offering. I had this on draft and in bottle and the quality was near back to back. Easy drinking on a warm day. This is one of the crafts beers I'd recommend on a 90 degree day where an IPA would not be quenching enough. Not as wheaty as some others of this style which is good. I'd be a repeat buyer for sure.
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2014 01:44:40 | More by PA-hunter
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.
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