Bell's Oberon Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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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
3.75/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
poured from can into snifter
A- pours a cloudy and hazy golden-orange color with a small creamy white head that reduces to a small layer floating on top, specs of lace
S- spicy character up front with some peppery notes, crisp wheat, a hint of berry sweetness, toasted malt
T- a subtle berry sweetness flavor follows the nose, followed by peppery wheat, lemon and some white wine qualities. Light herbal bitterness on a toasty finish
M- medium body and carbonation, creamy mouthfeel with a smooth and crisp finish
O- super drinkable and a great fit for summer. Not something I'd buy regularly but hit the mark on a hot day
Serving type: can
07-19-2014 20:58:20 | More by Treyliff
4.18/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. bottle picked up at a Meijer store; packaged on May 30 2014. Served well-chilled.
Pours a muddy pale yellow colour, topped with one finger's worth of bubbly, soapy white head that soon fades into a loose collar and filmy cap. Modest amount of lace. The aroma is zesty and fresh, with notes of lemony citrus, sweet wheat malts, mango and apricot. A little subdued, but I definitely like what I am sensing.
A delicious pale wheat ale. Lots of wheat malt sweetness, although the banana-and-bubblegum notes common in German-style offerings are kept to a minimum in this one. Instead, their bready goodness is complemented with hints of orange, lime, apricot, and wet grass. Mildly spicy finish, with a slightly earthy bitterness that doesn't linger on the palate all that long. On the heftier side of light-bodied, with zippy carbonation that gives this brew a crisp, satisfying feel on the palate. Very drinkable; tastes considerably lighter than it actually weighs in at.
Final Grade: 4.18, an A-. Bell's Oberon Ale is one of the finest American-style wheat beers I've ever had, combining the hearty wheat malt backbone of a quality German hefe, the citrusy hop notes of an American IPA, and the light, crisp, refreshing nature one should expect from this (frequently mundane) style. A great beer that comes highly recommended - I'd be buying this regularly if it were available on this side of the border.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 04:41:44 | More by thehyperduck
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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