tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright cloudy yellow/orange with a huge white fluffy head. Can smell citrus (lemon) and sugar, but the flavour is more spicy and mildly fruity.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a huge fan of wheats, but thereís something to this one for sure! (could it be flavor?) Anyhow, pours a cloudy yellow-gold with a full fluffy head with some significant staying power. I smell grapefruit and wheat with a hint of flowers. This foams up nicely for a session style, but thereís a touch too much CO2 for my tastes. there also seems to be something gritty to this beer. The flavor is powering, not just by wheat standards. Plenty of spicey hops, tasting more like a fresh pilsner at first. Then the grainy wheat becomes apparent. Iím getting lots of fruity citrus and flowers here for sure as well as some peppery spice. This is a pretty nifty summertime beer for sure. Refreshing with a nice lingering grapefruit like bitterness.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head that doesnít stick around for the party but leaves a little nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is yeasty with mild notes of honey and cloves. Meduim-thin bodied with a bitter citrus hop presence that is far more dry and astrigent than it is sweet or syrupy. Quick dry finish. Refreshing.
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap 2006 Pours a slight hazed burnt orange licht fluffy head stayed around for a few then turned into a film . A little yeasty in the aroma compared to last years more hints of citrus and hops. Flavor is somewhat creamy light op presence balanced out by the wheat not as much citrus in the flavor as I expected. Not bad this year. Still miss the solsun of yesteryear though......
beerprincess (52) - Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had on tap at the Broad Ripple Tavern for its release. Always a great crip ale that is nicely balanced and lingers for a long time. Enjoyed several pints that night!!!!!!
able1710 (6) - USA - MAR 30, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap & bottle. Whoa. Whos idea was this anyway?? Give that man a cigar!! I love this fruity yet hoppy concoction categorically. "What wheat"?? I tend to want another, not accounting for the kick it posits. Simply delicious.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Oberon release party in Cbus. Very well balanced and drinkable. Not my preferred style of beer but I enjoyed it very much. Can see why this is their top seller. Dangerously drinkable.
PhysZac (69) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Oberon release party in Indy. Hazy orange with minimal head and good carbonation. Aroma is all orange. Maybe some wheat, but lots of orange. Flavor reminds me of an IPA. High presence of citrus hops. Sweet fruit balance out and wheat presence makes for a nice smooth drink. Very drinkable. Palate is light but not watery.
GTown (127) - New York, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2008 First day on tap at the brewery today...I guess summer is on the horizon. A few drafts at the brewery today and bottles (batch 7296). Moderate lacing. Wheat beers are not my favorite, but this one takes the cake. It accounts for over 60% of Bellís sales (yes, over their flagship brew), and I can see why. Great balance throughout. Very drinkable. Bellís Oberon is "plain beer" how "plain beer" should taste (wheat, NOT rice or corn).
Nejhleader (1475) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
summer seasonal on tap in march? oh well. Bit fruit aroma, pretty refreshing taste of some fruits, overall good, but nothing special.