Bell's Oberon Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Ralphus:
3.4/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
I knew nothing about Bell's Oberon when I saw it, but the label design must have worked because I picked it up anyway. It's a fairly nice and safe beer overall and one that your friends, wife or even you might enjoy outside on a patio.
The look is quite cloudy and haze of particles gives your glass a semi frosted look at all times even though it isn't. Color-wise it's a pale yellow on the sides bordering towards orange on the center.
The smell is like sweet floral nectar. It's very faint and you have to pull it in but it's nice and has a hint of vanilla. In the taste you get some hops right away followed by a fairly floral and slightly sweet fruity flavour. It's an interesting twist on the order of balance as beers are generally sweet initially with a hoppy finish.
Mouthfeel is good.. a touch over-carbonated but otherwise fine. And the drink itself is interesting enough that a few of these is not out of the question.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2009 21:08:07 | More by Ralphus
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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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