Sunday, June 5, 2011
Bell's Oberon Ale
The run of summer seasonals continues with Bell's Oberon Ale. Pours a very light and hazy yellow with a sizeable head and great lacing.
The first sip is surprising because there is more body and flavor than expected. There's some grass, some malt, and a bit of spicy hops. Even though there is some wheat malt in this, it doesn't taste like most wheat beers. A hint of orange and sour lemon in the finish.
It's not as light and crisp as most summer seasonals, and it doesn't have the right flavor for someone looking for a wheat beer.
Oberon isn't bad, but there's nothing really happening here that will make me want to have it again.
And if you are the curious sort, like me, here's who Oberon is.