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RATINGS: 2172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Bell’s Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2005
Amber-orange color, nice fluffy head, fades quickly but leaves lots of lacing. Not much nose, some bread, light malt, alcohol, tart fruit, perhaps sherry. Taste is mild but sophisticated, mostly untoasted malt and yeast, almost no hops to be found, some citrus tartness, alcohol, fruitier as it warmed. Nice mouthfeel, not too fizzy, not too still, and not thin or watery. This was good but after sampling Imperial Stouts and IPAs over the last few days, it was almost bland. The German wheats I have had seemed much more flavorful. This one tasted good but I could have used a little more flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2005 A great wheat beer by the fine folks at Kalamazoo. Have they made a bad beer yet? This pours a smooth light orange color with a little cloud to it. A slight citrus aroma with a small light head. The taste is very smooth with a pleasant spiced finish. This is a great summer time beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2005
This is as good as any wheat beer gets. The ultimate session beer. Pours a beautiful cloudy orange with some sediment. A nice layer of fluffy white head stays the entire time with some decent lacing. Nose is all wheat and some florally citrus notes. Flavor is wheaty and earthy, again with some citrus and floral accents. There is a bit of creamy sweetness at the end with a pleasant hop presence. Mouthfeel is smooth with the perfect amount of carbonation. A perfect thirst quencher. One of the greats to come out of Kzoo. Enjoy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gong (3) - USA - JUN 12, 2005 does not count
Yellow and full of sediment. A good american wheat. A bit fruity with a light finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2005
The Lure:
Citrusy foam and wheat cushions create a relaxing attraction. Soft and spicy, with a touch of yeast. I would not dive in irrationally, but it is obvious that this is extremely well-made.

The Festivities:
Banana sweetness resides comfortably under the fresh, crunchy wheat. A small citrus filet and a quick and dry finish ease the quenching, as a delicate, luxurious feel emulates that of a wheat pils reverie.

Transcendence:
Flying over puffy clouds.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2005
Wasn’t what I was expecting, a very good wheat ale, sans fruit, almost like a hefeweizen, but not as phenolic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2005
When you see the bright orange labels on the shelf you know summer is right around the corner. A great rounded, nutty nose on this brew. Body is malty and earthy. Smells, looks and tastes like summertime.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mybrainhurts (374) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Flowery, herbal aroma. Fresh wheat, grains, citrus and herbal flavors. Finishes a tad fruity, sprinkled with some spices. A bit more complex than most american wheats. This is enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Medium yellow, sediment-speckled body with a reasonable white head. Yeasty aromas, with lemon, banana and clove. Flavor starts lemon-sour with a creamy mouthfeel, then ends sweet and a little sticky. "Pleasant" sums it up.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2005
Bottle - thanks to Eyedrinkale! Pours golden-wheat color, very cloudy with a small white head. Aroma is light and citrusy, with yeast and sourdough bread notes. Refreshing wheaty sweet flavor with lemon, honey and mild summer fruits. Creamy, smooth body with light carbonation. Nice summer beer!


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