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RATINGS: 2082   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2003
UPDATED: APR 11, 2004 Update 4/11/04. Pours cloudy yellow-orange with a medium off-white head and abundant sediment. Tangy, floral, yeasty aroma. Flavor is spicy and tangy with orange and other citrus, finishing slightly bitter. This year's batch is enjoyable, but I am adjusting my rating to more accurately represent the beer's current status.

Old rating: Here's a great summer beer. This one is thick and unfiltered, with a golden color and pungent, citrusy aroma. The flavor is strong, murky, and citrusy. Take this one to the front porch on a nice spring or summer day. And swill. Note: the 2003 incarnation has, to this point, been very disappointing. I will leave my rating intact, knowing how unique this brew once was. Major consistency problems this year.
Rating: 9 4 8 4 17

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6149) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2006 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow, unfiltered. Aroma is lightly malty (cereal, grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with light notes of soap. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
greco (41) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2003
On tap. Nice golden color. Very drinkable and refreshing on a nice summer's day. Very inconsistent from year to year though. In 01 it was my favorite summer beer. Summer of 02, the batch left a little to be desired but still tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2006 straw-golden color, light, dissipating head. Healthy amount of yeast in the bottle. Smells of ... vanilla yogurt. Also lightly spicy and citric. Flavors again of yogurt (am I the only one here?). Some bready yeast flavors, very easy drinking, unique.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigbish (511) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2011 My favorite wheat beer. Perfect for those warm summer days. A great citrus flavor with some hop bitterness. It can’t be beat.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeyj80 (22) - USA - JAN 8, 2003
A very drinkable beer, probably a good one to get you started on Kalamazoo Brewing. A good unique flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2002
The most refreshing beer ever. This + Capital Klosterweisen + Schneideveisse are the only hefeweisen that the world needs.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8848) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 A malty, acrid, citric nose with notes of lemon and grapefruit. Slightly hazy light yellow hue with a small, fizzy white head. Mostly lasting with decent lacing. The flavor is lightly malty with huge lemon notes up front. Acetic with just a whisper of hop bitterness and clover on the backside. Very well-balanced. Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation and a watery mouthfeel. Short, crisp, clean finish. Very refreshing wheat beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skierguy99 (8) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2002 does not count
great beer. too bad i hate michigan. very flavorful but mellow and easily drinkable on a hot summer day

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hvac4sl (31) - Dowling, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Orangish hue, with a hoppy aroma. Taste is fruity, but doesn’t last long. A mildly hoppy finish leaves you wanting more. This is my favorite drinking beer. I prefer it in bottles, as on draught it is sweeter.


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