Bell's Oberon Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.9/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
6/19 canned date
The beer pours a hazy golden orange with a foamy off white head that provides good coverage throughout drinking and gives a decent lace. The nose is wheat/malt sweetness upfront (no bubblegum) followed by a subtle citrus character from the hops and has an almost negligible yeast presence. The taste is off-putting when fridge-cold, but has cracked wheat sweetness and balanced hops as it enters that 40-50 degree sweet spot. It's a relatively light-bodied ale with foamy (almost chewy) protein/carbonation, modest and balanced hop/wheat/yeast presence, minimal lingering bitterness, and undetectable alcohol. Though I still prefer the two hearted cans, this beer is affordable/available and perfect for that outdoorsey can crushing itch.
Serving type: can
07-17-2014 22:31:12 | More by ThePorterSorter
3.3/5 rDev -13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
This brew pours an opaque straw color with a lot of unfiltered wheat haze in the glass. Heavy lacing for a wheat beer and a very fluffy white head; it took me three pours to get it all in the glass.
The smell is a little bit bubble gum, wet straw, cloves and coriander. Unfortunately, none of the smells come through well; the scents are all muted.
The taste mostly follows the nose with a hint of orange, banana and spices but nothing comes through strongly. I believe this would be a better beer if at least one of the tastes or smells were to stand out.
The mouthfeel is surprisingly thick for a wheat beer. Thick and chewy as well as a little oily.
Overall this beer appears to have potential but no taste or smell really stands out. It is smooth and drinkable but I have the feeling this could be so much better.
Serving type: can
07-17-2014 21:43:36 | More by microbrewlover
3.6/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. bottle poured into sensory glass. Appearance is a hazy medium gold color with a small white head that dissipates fairly quickly with minimal lacing.
Smell is of citrus, light fruits, hops, and wheat.
Tastes heavy on citrus and sweet malt up front, followed by some wheat bread taste and finished with some dry hops for a nice amount of bitterness. Mouthfeel is light, tangy, and highly carbonated.
Overall, a good summer beer that is worth a go every year.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 01:26:41 | More by HuskerTornado
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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