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RATINGS: 2192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2005
12oz - July 6, 05 - Aroma is pungent of wheat and stale hay. Pours a hazy yellow/orange with a small head and some lacing. Flavor is kind of mild with wheat, lemon, and a touch of malt. Palate is slightly sticky and sour. Not bad on a hot day, but not what I rememeber from the old "Solson" days...

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Pours a hazy deep golden yellow witha thin ivory head. Smells of crisp wheat malt. Tastes of grainy wheat. Hints of lemon and farina (!?!). A bit bland really. Mouth is crisp. Pretty drinkable I guess. A half step up from most boring American wheats but that is faint praise indeed.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3515) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Hazy gold w. fine head. Aroma is a light, refreshing miex of coriander and orange. Very mild taste, but refreshing version of the style with an orange citrus dominance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2010 Pale golden yellow, light white head, very cloudy. Wheaty banana nose, slightly phenolic. Sweet crackers and grassy/floral hops taking more room than I’d expect. Mellow bitterness, but bright floral character. Lemony bananas feel good, but the milky edges I don’t like. Creamy light body. Disappointing.. Soapy and incoherent fruitiness.

This old last rating gave Oberon a 2.6. I was overdue for a revision on this one. It’s a floral, refreshing, well-extradted wheat ale with delicate hoppiness and huge drinkability. Spot on what it tries to be and when fresh, can reach excellence.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Extremely cloudy tangerine colored juice in color with a thin, creamy head. Doughy, lemony, citrusy nose with a light hint of orange, which may smell more like cheap tang. Raw, hearty wheat with a bit of skunk and spoiled fruits. Hoppy for an American wheat, with spicy, floral notes. Pretty full-bodied and creamy for a wheat beer. Not good, at all.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
CapFlu (4818) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
(Bottle) Sampled at the RBSG 2005 in Montreal. Pours a thin, clouded, golden body with a thin, white, lightly-carbonation fed head. Nose of orange juice, milk and morning after campfire wood on a rainy night. Mardly halty, harely boppy. What is this boring lactic grain beer? Its like cream of wheat with less flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcr (2365) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2010 "Smooth and sweet," is the first thought I had after tasting this. It poured amber and cloudy and yielded a citrusy aroma. Medium-bodied. Not notable for complexity, but flavorful enough for a summer beer — wheat and yeast and a light sweetness. I could definitely drink more than one of these on a hot summer day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Bottle. I always thought of this as more of a Belgian whit, oh well. Hazy pale orange color. Decent head w/ lacing. Orangy aroma. Bready flavor, with citrus backbone. Tart, sweet, great for hot days.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waeltzy (53) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2005
I was really impressed with this beer. Really smooth. Aroma was of sweet oranges and warm bread. Appearance was a cloudy off-amber. Standard head with some nice lacing. Tasted a bit too sweet for my liking but i can see how people really like this. I usually enjoy sweet wheats but I think i was eating spicy food with this beer and it enhanced the sweetness. I will definitly reach for another.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2005 A very high quality, rich, slightly sweet, cloudy, wheat beer. It reminds me of Blue Moon, only much richer, and with much more character.


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