b3shine (3474) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at Eccentric Cafe. Looks solid; a transparent light golden orange with white lacing. Smells solid; like Oberon with a heavy but pleasant bourbon influence. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
fattybladdy (358) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Eccentric Cafť. Pours a cloudy light brown, minimal head. Big aroma of booze and wood. Taste is oaky, bourbon, and fruit. Good stuff.
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bells 7/11/13... Aromas of white wine, light fruit and a little woodsy earthy tones. The flavor of alcohol mostly dominates this, with notes of apple and pear. Rather dry finish. Very good... I was surprised this was as good as it is.
bwa5879 (443) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Note that the board said between 6% and 7% abv, that showed in the taste as it had far less chemical taste to it. Orangeish brown pour with no head to speak of. Scotchy sour aroma, like bourbon aged sour/wild ale. Light wheaty beer thatís slightly bitter and mixed with rich, buttery bourbon. Fresh rind-y orange, raisin, and bourbon tastes. Effervescent whiskey flavor on finish. Average carbonation with slightly sour but clean finish. I prefer this version of Oberon, as it tastes little like Oberon.
Cbuk1013 (228) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2013 On tap at Bells Eccentric Cafe 6-21-13. This doesnít taste much like an Oberon. Tastes more like a cross between a very smooth scotch and white wine. Bourbon and fruit but not a lot of wheat. Very good beer, but definitely not a session beer.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly clear amber body, small off-white head. The nose is bourbon, golden raisins, along with floral and citrus hops. Moderately sweet taste, lightly bitter with plenty of bourbon, golden fruits, vanilla and light spice. Medium/full body is very soft with light carbonation. Better than expected and interesting.
MrStitch (138) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Pours a hazy light brown with a almost no head to speak of. Aroma is filled with bourbon, wood, and wheat. Taste is fantastic! Bourbon, scotch, wood, caramel and grains. It’s as smooth as 18 year Jameson. I love this beer and would buy and drink it constantly if it were available in bottles.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the cafe: The bourbon barrel was obvoius in this one. That said, I can’t determine if it was a good thing or a bad thing. While it was definitely strange and noticable in this wheat, it did provide something different. I don’t think I would like this as a standard but the uniqueness of it did make for an enjoyable glass...though, one was enough.
HonkeyBra (2848) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got it at the Eccentric cafe. Pretty cool idea, taking a somewhat boring wheat ale and aging it in bourbon barrels. The result is a lot of whisky and oak in the nose, and a lot of whisky in the taste. Basically, takes the light wheat notes out of the beer and replaces them with bourbon. I liked it.
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Points to Bellís for the immense stones and creativity to turn their crowd-pleaser wheat into something more daring! Poured headless and dark brown with a massive oak aroma. Flavor was malty and tannic with a strong alcohol presence. Decent, but not essential, entry into Bellís impressive c.v.