There’s a reason Bell’s Oberon Ale is sometimes banned in Illinois.
That’s harsh. “Banned” is a strong word; let’s just say that a disagreement on taxes or something meant that we couldn’t get the stuff a couple summers back.
But they ironed that out – probably had our governor call their governor or something – and all was right with the world.
Because, Midwesterners, it wouldn’t be summer without Bell’s Oberon Ale.
To the review!
Bell’s Oberon Ale Review
The website – you can link to it here – talks about “mouthfeel.” Which, since this is a beer blog, we should probably start working into our posts.
Come to think of it, though, maybe that isn’t a bad idea – since I’m not typically a big fan of “wheat” beer (or, more accurately, they’re not a big fan of me and I end up with a headache after just one), I don’t actually think of this when I think of wheat beer. It’s probably the mouthfeel.
5.8% ABV. They don’t tell you the IBUs on the Bell’s website – but it’s not as bitter as your IPA or even some of the hoppier Pale Ales (like Sierra Nevada).
We don’t care. $8.99, $9.99 – we’ll pay it. And it’s worth every penny.
Metasip Grade: A
You would expect anything less from us? I mean, you’re starting to figure us out, sure…but this is one of those Midwestern staples that has earned a spot in our fridge.