Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow. I'm not impressed at all. It's weird how one brewery can make both this and the Two Hearted.
Pours a cloudy amber looking like caramel with almost no head and no lacing.
Smells yeasty with some malt.
Tastes way too malty. I can sense some grains in there. The excess carbonation covers the tongue quickly masking other tastes.
Mouthfeel is moderate and creamy with too much carbonation for my tastes. Drinkability is okay. It's not objectionable, it's just not good.
Brown (3) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2004 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden apperance with a yeasty, citrus aroma. A light/moderate creamy body. Tastes sweet; hops add a nice kick. Finish is slightly acidic with a dry aftertaste.
merchasd (3) - USA - DEC 22, 2003 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this in a dive bar near Wrigley field. Very clouds, fruity aroma and taste. Easy to drink, like most wheat beers.
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow color with a big white head. Aroma of yeast and a little citrus. Flavor of yeast, wheat and citrus. A little sour and the finish is very dry.
jmdyourface (3) - Houghton, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2003 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very overrated, but still the best Bell's and pretty good if you have money burning a hole in your pocket.
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was my first Bells beer and a welcome introduction to quality beer. The taste was definately full of citris and wheat. It pours a cloudy yellowish color and has a nice fruity aroma.
Beaver (1341) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oberon poured a very hazy/cloudy yellow gold with a nice white head with fine bubbles. It had a wheaty, citrusy aroma. It had a nice slight citrus taste with a hoppy finish. Wheat beers are normally my favorites, but this is a good specimen.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy golden yellow/orange with a thick but diminishing white head. Nice sweet aroma of banana, spice, oranges, and honey. Thin palate, with loads of carbonation. Flavor is wheaty, and has malt and citrus notes with a hint of pepper.
Light and refreshing.
An excellent session beer, I could drink quite a few of these.
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle from summer of '02) Pours a murky orange with a rather large, short lived head. Aroma is light with elements of sweet oranges and honey? Wonderful. The flavor is much lighter than I have come to expect from this beer. It also has a heavier alcohol presence than I'm use to. Slightly nutty malt paired with wheat elements dominate the body. The finish is light and somewhat underwhelming. I found this bottle at one of my local merchants along with a year old bottle of Bells' Best Brown. I was curious to see what they would taste like after a year. Though this isn't a bad brew by any means, age is not kind to one of my favorite beers which normally scores well into the 4's
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy orange-yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is kind of sweet. Good tasting light bodied beer.