Oberon Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Oberon Ale

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Overall: 8.15/10 by 2 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.15 or 1.84%

Trend: 8.15/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Wheat Ale

ABV: 5.80%

Season: April through October

Have Another: 100%

310 beers rated with a 8.28 average
  • 8.30/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • sDev: 1.84% Color: Pale Gold
  • Pours a cloudy pale golden yellow color with a half inch creamy white head. The head dissipates after a few minutes leaving a thin spotty layer of foam resting on top. This beer has a large amount of yeast sediment that settles to the bottom of the glass. Spotty watery lacing.

    The aroma is a blend of yeast, wheat, and a nice citrus lemon zest.

    The taste is smooth and creamy with a yeast and wheat base surrounded by a citrus lemon and orange flavor with a nice light spice showing up in the finish. Very drinkable and refreshing.

    The lighter side of medium on the body with a lighter carbonation. Creamy and smooth mouthfeel with a soft slightly dry finish.

    Overall, another impressive beer from Bells. This is the perfect summer beer with a very drinkable nature and smooth well balanced flavors. If you have never had this beer make a point of picking up a sixer for your next summer BBQ. You won't be disappointed!
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  • Reviewed: Friday, April 13, 2012 at 19:30:35
  • Tasted: Friday, April 13, 2012
  • $1.89 for 12 oz. bottle
1,466 beers rated with a 7.84 average
  • 8.00/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 1.84% Color: Hazy dark yellow
  • This used to be my favorite beer! I couldn't wait for April for the first signs of this beer in the stores. But, I feel they have changed their recipe in the last six months, as the aroma and taste of the beer seems different. They have started distributing to non-liquor stores locally. Appealing to the masses?

    Don't let the unfiltered "floaties" bother you. Has a fruity taste with a hint of spice. The wife enjoys adding an orange that seems to bring out even more of a fruity flavor. One of the few beers I have ever had in which the after taste is extremely smooth. The definition of a refreshing American Summer Wheat Ale.

    There was almost a two year hiatus of distribution in Illinois due to the crazy distribution laws that heavily favor the distributors. At the beginning of that time, Bells actually offered a 10% or 15% boot-leggers discount if you showed up with an Illinois license at the brewery.
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  • Reviewed: Saturday, June 06, 2009 at 21:19:21
  • Tasted: Saturday, June 06, 2009
  • $1.67 for 12 oz. bottle