Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bell's Brewery's Oberon Ale

Crank this ill shit to the max and sit down if your comfiest rocker!

Some people think the first day of summer is when they can finally jump in the pool, or when school lets out, or when they touch their first "bikini boob" of the year (which is usually the best of the year). But alas no, it is when you take your first sip of Oberon; which is weird since it's released in April. So don't think it too early!

So let's talk about the elephant in the room; the label is god awful. I have something against suns. I think Sublime might have ruined them for me but I am not a fan. I'm more of a moon guy and it's cooler cuz you can howl at it. Aroooooooooooo!!

So it loses serious points for the label but let's move on.

So let's talk about the beer for a change; a novel idea. It's a light, hazy yellow with a white, clean, short head. It has citrus and fruity scents mixed with a wheaty punch. It's got 56 IBU's so its got a slight hop to it. Oh shit, I forgot to redirect you to the first review where we "talk" about the brewery. It's here. The taste is much like the look an smell, light, wheaty taste with a hoppy bite mixed with fruit and citrus.  It's surprisingly malty but not heavy on the palate. You might find some "flavor crystals" as the bottom of your glass but you can just feed those to your dog.

At the end of the day, this is a fine beer. It's hyped to the max in the midwest so it's sort of a boring old standby. It is refreshing and it is good for you. It's great when the temperature exceeds 90 degrees. I paid 11 bucks for 6 of them so it isn't as cheap at your prom date and not NEARLY as trashy. It's 5.8% ABV so you can get tore up after a handful. Would I get it again? Yeah, I'm not stoopid. But you aren't going to impress anyone unless you go where ever Bell's ISN'T sold.

Drinkability: 9/10
Taste: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Curb Appeal: 3/10

Overall: 5.0/10