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RATINGS: 2185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Bellís Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bellís 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2003
Aroma is strong, orange citrus, not unlike Bell's Amber. Appearance is where this beer doesn't measure up. In Has a rapidly dissipating head (I couldn't get my stopwatch out fast enough) and a slightly murky dark gold color. Medium carbonation. With everyone before me seemingly giving 4s for appearance, either I got a bad batch(or old batch)(it was marked down in price) or my thoroughly rinsed glass didn't do anything for it. Taste is definitely on the sour side; reminded me somewhat of Schultheiss' Original Berliner Weiss, though this actually tastes like beer. It has some faintly pleasant undertones, like some fruit that wants to come out and some mild bitterness, but it's just not scoring points for me. One caviat is that I had just previously eaten some very strong, raw onion, which might have shot my taste buds. I'll give this brew a second chance at a re-rate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3835) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2003
A lot of nice characteristics, to be sure, and easy drinking. Nice white head over a golden-yellow body. Some citrus, but not striking me as complex as some wits--lacking a certain edge of spice and replacing it with a hint of sour in the finish. A bit watery at times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WabashMan (1018) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2003 RERATE: I'm not a huge wheat fan, but this is one I truly enjoy. I'm always sad to see it go out of season! The aroma is fairly typical wheat, but not overpowering. As far as "weaknesses" go, the aroma is this beer's weakest point. The look of the beer is very nice, with a deep gold color. The flavor is crisp, has some depth, and finishes very nicely. A great beer for summer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3188) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6723) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigbish (596) - 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 canít be beat.

   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.

   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.

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