Bells Brewery (www.bellsbrewery.com) makes some of my favorite beer, and with summer coming around the corner (hopefully) their seasonal has been released. Bell’s Oberon is a highly drinkable wheat beer that packs a nice fruity wheat taste with a little malt and makes for a thirst-quenching summer ale.
Went out with my family last night to Red’s Ale House (www.redsalehousenl.com) in North Liberty, IA and had they had Oberon on tap. I will say that besides a fantastic beer selection, Reds always has the best Bell’s beers there. The Oberon was refreshing, paired well with our meal, and the best part was that we were there for 2 for 1 happy hour. It’s hard to beat $5.00 for 2 pints of really well made craft beer.
If you are new to the craft beer scene or do not enjoy the “dark” or hoppy beers, this would be something good for you to start out on. If you consider yourself a beer aficionado this is a terrific wheat beer for a hot summer day.
Pour: Cloudy gold pour, really nice white head, tons of lacing.
Aroma: Smell of citrus, wheat, some maltiness.
Taste: Citrus, wheat, and some sweetness, but not excessive.
Eastern Iowa Residents: Summer seasonal for Bells. Drink what you can of their products, always top-notch. This pairs well with a nice fresh thin crust pizza! Great stuff!