SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 In the bottle. This is a pretty honey cloudy golden beer with a thick fluffy white head. The strange thing is that the head has these darker tan splotches on top which I have never observed before in any other beer. Aroma is straw-like with honeysuckle scent. Has a wheaty tangy zesty flavor. Citrus is faint only. The finish is of a grainy wheat with a slight hop bitterness. Pretty good.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 29/09/2005
Golden coloured with a cloudy appearance. Smooth on the palate. Slightly bitter lasting finish.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy red amber color with thin white head. Aroma of sweet malts, grains and some citrusy hops. Flavor has a citrusy sweetness with some very faint hoppiness.
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. This is a wheat beer? Red/Brown cloudy body with a miniamal white head. Aroma of caramel sweetness. Taste similar. A decent session amber ale, I couldnít tell this was a wheat beer at all.
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Ho hum not a bad beer this pout a golden color Aroma had hops citrus to it. Flavor was had some grass and something else to it, not sure what is is. Overall not bad. good beer. "
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Without a doubt the best American wheat Iíve ever had. Crisp, fruity, orangey, juicy, with a spiciness from the Saaz that lent a zip to the otherwise clean aftertaste. Refreshing and tart even without the usual yeasty notes of the hefes I love.
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - Iíve had Oberon before, but never rated it, so since I had it again tonight I will. Wheat aroma with a little citrus. The flavor is very sweet with a hint of citrus and no discernable hops flavor, but IMO could have used a bit more hops and citrus notes. This is a very easy to drink beer. I just donít think I was totally into a sweet beer tonight and it lacks complexity.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 24, 2006
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The sun shines bright in Kalamazoo, MI. The Kalamazoo Brewing Company, is legendary among beer gurus for their big, bold, robust, and flavorful Bellís beers. Why would their summer seasonal, Oberon be any different. Oberon Ale is a very, crisp, tart, and refreshing wheat beer. It is available until September, so if in your area, get some before it is all gone. Wheat beers are great in the summer, but they can be enjoyed in the cooler weather as well. Fall is a great time for wheat beers, summer has ended, but you might get a day where the sun will shine a little brighter than normal, and raise those temperatures. It beckons Oberon. Oberon answers the call and then some, this is Bellís biggest selling beer.
Oberon pours to an beautiful deep golden, murky, color. All of Bellís beers are unpasturized, and unfiltered. This beer is quite hazy, with a lively carbonation, and a nice, thick, white head. The nose on this beer is very "wheaty". Grainy wheat aromas marry with grassy hop aroma. Oberon is hopped with Saaz hops. The palate is very firm, crisp, and grainy. Imported Belgian malted wheat is used, and this gives this beer a very tart, slightly sour edge. Oberon finishes with more of that tart wheat character, and grassy hop bitterness. This is a great American wheat beer, a perfect summer refresher, and a nice beer to have on a hot fall day. Be careful with this beer, it is very drinkable, and its 6% abv does not show. I would pair this beer with roasted chicken, or grilled fish.
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JAN 11, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange in color. It had the smell of ice tea. It is definitely not filtered too well as you can see the chunks in it. It was very smooth with no harsh taste at all. A very good wheat beer. I would like to try this on a hot day I bet it would hit the spot.
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is the beer that originally got me interested in microbrews over 5 years ago, but itís gotten to the point here in Michigan where itís way overrated. Hazy yellow color, small head. Sweet aroma and taste. Wheaty, citrus flavor. Overall a drinkable summer beer, but not something I usually go out of my way to buy.