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Friday, August 5, 2011

Bell's - Oberon Ale

Dead Soldier
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Oberon Ale
Bell's Brewery Inc.
8938 Krum Ave.
Galesburg & Comstock MI USA
Est. 1985

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.8 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Dark golden yellow color; a bit different for a wheat beer.
Wheat, orange, lemon zest and spice on the nose.
Draped lacing, tan head that simmers out to a wisp of yeast cover.
Wheat grain and lemon citrus with hops present on finish.
Pretty active carbonation. 
Light bodied. Finishes just a bit tart, but clean.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Tending to the grounds surrounding the crypt can work up a sweat and a thirst. Bell's Oberon was sitting there among the other Pale Wheat Ales in the back of the mortuary fridge. The Mr. Sunshine face was calling me on this hot day. Slightly mesmerized by its Mona Lisa smileI picked up the bottle and rotated the label to the back side. Reading the blurb that said, "An American wheat ale with the color and scent of a summer afternoon", I paused to contemplate as the sweat dripped down on this hazy, hot and humid afternoon.

I slammed closed the door to the refrigerator.  Then lifting the magnetized church key from its resting place on the front door, I thought to myself, "This ought to be cool and refreshing." Into the glass went the ale and into the pool went I, with similar refreshing agitation of liquid. Climbing out, dripping from cranial skull cap to phalanges, I took a gulp. Ahhhhh.

That's how we chill at the crypt.

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