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RATINGS: 2145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2002
The hot weather has drawn me back to this beer several times because it is quenching, and I feel compelled to rerate. This is one of the yeastiest beers Iíve ever had. The yeast, which is virtually totally fresh, like a sponge for baking bread, fills the bottom of the bottle. Hops are present but subservient to the cheesy, fruity yeast. The head is persistent but small and not too creamy. Color: cloudy yellow-gold. The flavor is very rustic, like a damp tweedy, wooly kind of taste...the yeast again...hoppy, tart rather than bitter at first but ending with a mild bitter snap. Some sweetness in there as well. Doesnít taste like any other wheat beer Iíve had. Pretty good but, I like my yeast a bit more spent, I must have gotten really fresh stuff. Weird but still not worthy of cult status.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaymobrown (1723) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2002
Light, yellowish-haze. Cloudy wheat style. Crisp and fruity. A good wheat beer, and very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Panzuriel (1380) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Very different for americans, and very interesting. I donít like bottle conditioned ales all that much, but this one is above the average.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 16, 2002
Nose vaguely reminds me of a belgian trippel. Very nice flavor. Very original rendition of a wheat. This brew is just great. Hard to characterize, youíll just have to try it for yourself.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 14, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2004 Aug 02: Slightly yeasty, fruity nose; not so much wheat, and the fruit seems to be of the soft yellow (peach-apricot) type rather than the typical lemon. Hazy yellow-golden color. Very hoppy, full-bodied, not as sweet as many wheats I've had lately; apricots seem prominent in the mix to me; this seems to be a cross between an APA and a wheat if you ask me, not entirely successful but well worth a try.

May 04: Most of what I said 2 years ago holds true, except it seems to me the aroma is more dilute, and the body is just a little too thick, and too sour at the finish. Too heavy to be refreshing, not complex enough to be really interesting. Ehh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2002
Cloudy Pale yellowish-gold. More spicy than fruity compared with traditional German wheats. Also noted some breadlike qualities. Medium bodied, but it is very crisp and refreshing on a hot and humid day.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2002
Sometimes on tap you can find this to be overly yeasty, but out of a bottle, especially on a lake while sailing, it is about as fine as they come. I like the gingery tang to it quite a bit and admire any fuller bodied wheat that escapes banana pitfalls.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2002
This is a great beer, but perhaps a bit too wheat tasting. I guess thatís the point, though, and it still tastes great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2002
A nice light, hazy beer. Crisp and fairly light. Iím not a huge fan of wheats, but this is pretty good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tourette (219) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2002
A great wheat beer. This is definately the best local Michigan wheat microbrew. This is the beer that got me interested in wheat beers. Great brew!


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