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RATINGS: 2000   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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An American wheat ale made with European ingredients. Belgium wheat malt and Czech Saaz hops provide a spicy, fruity balance to this seasonal ale. (Formerly known as Solsun)


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2003
I really depends upon which year you get this stuff. Sometimes it's super nicely balanced and complex, other times...not so complex. Color is a bright yellow-orange, good head due to the wheat, medium body, some snappiness from intermittent spiciness. Always refreshing though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2003
Hint of hops aroma, cloudy, amber, a small cream coloured head. Malt and hops, with some caramel. Nicely balanced, sweet hoppy after taste. A nice one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 6, 2003
Cloudy orangey-yellow, small vanishing head, Organic green, slightly citrus aroma. At deep end some hoppinesss. Sweet some berry candy like, hopped bottom.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2003
Hazy pale gold w/ large white head. Wheaty, grainy, mildly spicy aroma. Light, grainy feel. Not particularly complex. Some wheaty malt, light fruit, & grassy hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2380) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2003
Bright golden with a bit of haze. No head aside from a trace amount of foam. Aroma is yeasty, lightly fruity (peach?). Slightly buttery with a hint of cloves. Tart and fruity. Slightly too thick and sticky to be the true summer refresher this wants to be. Still, it's mild, easy-drinking, and quite pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5194) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2003
Wheaty aroma with a small bubbly head. Poured golden with a slight orange color. It tasted bananas and a slight spiciness here

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2006 Good cloudy appearance with little head. Taste is simply wheat. Relatively little complexity. There is no banana on the nose or lasting spiciness like in other wheats I have had. Even as it warms it continues to be one dimensional. Refreshing but nothing to write home about. Re-Rate 5-06 On Tap. This is a very different beer on tap. Bready, full, creamy with light butterscotch sweetness. You can really taste the Saaz in this- nice spicyness. It really comes alive and is quite a refreshing summer wheat. Always a conundrum- do you rate the fossilized bottle version or the vibrant tap. Mine represents a mean.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Color poured a super pale, hazy light yellow, and had a very tight leveled out type of lacing just above the white head. Smells of zesty lemon and some spice, very clean and crispy. Taste is much like Belgian witbeir, very spritzy, lemon is sharply toned with a spicyness mixed in that blended well. It's mostly lemony then anything, imagine a Sprite or 7up with three times the lemon and add some wheat and yeast and wham-o, you've got this Oberon. I've had it in the bottle before, but on tap is so much more yeasty fresh then from the bottle. Super drinkable and highly recommended for quenching thirst on warm to hot days in summer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2003
A very nice aroma of lemon, sweet grain, and a little clove. Flavor is dominated by a well balanced grain sweetness with some good hop bitterness backbone. Finishes again a little fruity. Very good summer brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2003
Cloudy golden with small white head. Aroma is mild sweet, wheat, hint of cloves. Taste is too sweet wheat, hint of lemon. Light/medium body.


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