The Thirsty Thirty : Day One – Bell’s Oberon

“Oberon, our summer ale. An American wheat ale with the color and scent of a summer afternoon.”

I don’t know all the fancy schmancy lingo for talking about beer, or how to talk about the “hints of coriander, orange…” yadayada, but as I no longer live right above my favorite bar in town, I need to find a way to keep trying new beer and somehow nerd out about how much I love the good ones. So here’s the the Thirsty Thirty (and hoping that I can stick with this one for thirty continuous days).

Ah Bell’s…home of the Hopslam (!).

All in all Oberon is definitely a solid sunshiny summer ale. No surprises (good or bad).

Recommend to a friend? You bet, and it is enjoyed best outside by a pool or on a picnic blanket.

Safe for lightweights? Absolutely. At 5.8% ABV it’s nothing wild.

Thumbs up. 

Labeling? Don’t get me wrong, the labeling is pretty good overall. The sun is happy. But they prooobably could have put just a picture of Rupert Everett as Oberon from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on the front. Except without Stanley Tucci…

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