Bell's Oberon Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.18/5 rDev +9.7%
Pours a nice clear amber with a bleach white head. Loads of carbonation filling up all sides of the glass. Smells of orange peels, among other fruits, and relatively spicey. A great sniffer indeed. Tastes very malty at first, with a well balanced middle when the hops start showing, and finishes very hoppy with a nice spciy bite. Well done. A great brew, the first I've had from Bell's, and based on this it won't be the last. Recommended, indeed.
11-02-2004 04:22:15 | More by santoslhalper
3.63/5 rDev -4.7%
Appearance: a dusty gold and yellow color with decent lacing. It glows in the glass and is awfuly active, or I should say, bubbly.
Smell: sweet malt nose along with hops and wheat, most notably wheat. Nothing to exciting going on in my glass. Slight citrus and fresh oranges smell.
Taste/Mouthfeel: hops push through a little more and help balance the malt and wheat. Hops provide a small amount of spice which is paired nicely with sweet oranges and a sort of lemony zest. Always is and has been very drinkable in the warm days of summer and compliments most grilled food wonderfully. Goes down smooth and is carbonated nicely.
Last years brew seemed a bit more sweet to me, this year has more of a unfiltered wheat type of taste.
What do you know another great beer from the people down in K-zoo! Oberon has been a staple beer in my favorite brews, so it is hard to say anything bad.
04-03-2007 01:04:04 | More by Magpie14
3.65/5 rDev -4.2%
This was my first encounter with a Bell's product.Enjoyed at Bossanova's on 6/15/10.
A-Pours a pale,straw/orange.Decent one finger white head with spotty lacing.
S-Sweet citrus,frosted mini-wheats and pale malt.
T-Much like the nose.Syrupy citrus,sweet malt and
M-Light,crisp and refreshing.Good carbonation.
D-Drinkability on this one is very high especially after mowing on a Summer day.
07-18-2010 17:21:10 | More by StlHopHead77
3.15/5 rDev -17.3%
Served on-premise at KBC. Cloudy, good color but no real head. Lemony flaver, certainly sptrizy and refreshing. KBC's taproom, the "Eccentric Cafe," though, leaves a little to be desired. Exposed brick just makes it seem cold, not much of crowd (of course it was a football Sunday and they had no TV). Seemed to be run by artsy college students.
12-08-2003 14:40:16 | More by DrunkMcDermott
4.03/5 rDev +5.8%
Bottle poured into a pint glass. First bottle of my first 6-pack of the year, enjoyed while reading "The Long Walk" on the patio.
A-Glowing golden hazy beer. Crisp, clean white head, 2 full fingers of nicely-sustaining head.
S-Yeasty, wheaty aromas, slight citrus with minimal phenols.
T-Refreshingly malty with that wheaty twang. Bitterness balances the grainy malts appropriately, with an ever-so-slight citrus twist. Finishes grainy and bitter, dry.
M-Medium-high carbonation. Light mouthfeel, fits in perfectly with the refreshing taste.
D-Highly drinkable. Danger: you will want another while lounging outdoors on a beautiful summer afternoon.
04-21-2009 21:11:08 | More by CHSLBrew
3.9/5 rDev +2.4%
*review from notes on 5/26/10*
Fairly aggressive pour leaves a solid inch of frothy head, with moderate lacing. Some floral and grassy notes in the smell, as well as some citrus coming through. A real nice citrus sweetness upfront in this ale, with some nice earth and wheat tones in the finish. Very refreshing and drinkable.
10-25-2010 00:33:17 | More by prdstmnky
4.43/5 rDev +16.3%
Spring is almost over and the days are gettin' long
Poured into pint glass
A: Hazy straw color
S: Wheat, citrus notes . . . Like a walk in an orange grove on a hot summer day
T: Definitely a wheat beer. Orange and lemon zest
M: Crisp and smooth
O: As far as summer brews go it doesn't get much better than this
03-08-2014 04:46:21 | More by GOBLIN
3.84/5 rDev +0.8%
Poured a hazy straw gold with a thick cap of creamy white head. Head has great retention and leaves nice lacing throughout the beer. The aroma is light, with hints of fruit. The taste is also mild but a bit more robust with some nice esters, a little bit of bread and a slight earthy quality to it. It has a good light weight to the body and it's not fizzy despite the volumes of carbonation. A nice take on the traditional wheat, easy drinking and with a good flavor.
06-02-2014 20:50:07 | More by delta490
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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