Bell's Oberon Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by beagle75:
3.68/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a weizen glass.
A: Hazy, medium orange-golden color with one finger of persistent white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass and flaky pale-colored particulates settle to the bottom.
S: Bready and clean, with airy floral aromas that stop well short of becoming fruity--green bell peppers, perhaps.
T: Begins off-dry, with mild bready malt that features balanced acidity and estery fruit into the middle. Hops provide adequate but nuanced leafy and floral aromatics, fading out in the middle but becoming resurgent alongside some polite bitterness. There is also a peak of crisp minerality into the middle, resetting the malt presence but never banishing it. Lingering esters evoke mild canteloupe fruit.
M: Medium viscosity, substantial and creamy on the palate, with low carbonation.
D/O: An effective re-imagining of what a wheat beer can be, Oberon features subtle charms that cannot steal headlines quite like the hopped-up American wheat ales. Look for a significant wheat contribution in the malt and texture qualities, and yeast that is borderline English.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2011 19:11:02 | More by beagle75
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3.49/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Beer pours a cloudy and hazy darker yellow. Some chunks of yeast can be seen suspended in the beer despite a careful pour. Head settles out to a thin collar.
Smells of wheat, citrus and a general yeastiness. Nothing sticks out too much.
The flavor begins with an initial smooth wheat flavor. No real fruitiness. Finishes with a fairly assertive hop bitterness. Bitterness is well short of a pale ale, but stronger than most American wheat beers.
Mouthfeel is on the lighter side do medium bodied. Medium level of carbonation.
Straightforward American wheat ale with an enjoyable hop presence that leaves the yeasty wheat flavor intact. A good summer brew, but climbs up a bit in abv compared to many others in the same style. Not out of place though.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 22:23:28 | More by Jmamay22
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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