Bell's Oberon Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by karengarys:
3.7/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This pours hazy light amber green with some suspended sediment. I then swirled the bottle to get a big glop of yeast, and now there are floaties everywhere. I did it to myself, intentionally, and I guess I wanted that. It looks good without that, so you can choose when you pour.
Smells pretty good. Sweet, floral and citrusey.
Tastes dry, hoppy, lemon peel and some grass a little bit.
Mouthfeel is pretty good. it is creamy, surprisingly so for a summer brew.
Finish is dry, with a slight bitterness I don't like (it was because of that bitterness that I dropped the "drinkability" from 4.0 to 3.5).
The body is nice. It isn't really thin, but it is isn't heavy either. Not lacking, it is good and solid but not too much for a summer beer.
This is a really good summer brew worthy of trying. If you see it, do give it a try.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2005 23:03:20 | More by karengarys
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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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