The end of summer is near but I’m still drinking them beers!
They are doing great things out in Michigan, Bell’s in particular with a wheat summer ale called Oberon. The beer pours a nice hazy orange and it has a wonderful aroma. It has a faint sour smell, citrus notes, and it had a bubbly soap scent; very summer. The ale has a quick fading taste of hops, light fruity notes, and citrus. The citrus is the main character of the beer, but it wasn’t overpowering, it gives way to a refreshing mouthful. This is a clean and crisp summer ale, it would be one I’d recommend you serve to friends that are afraid of beers that actually taste like the ingredients they are brewed with; I’ll guarantee you that they’ll like it.
I’ve paired this beer before with pork chops that were seasoned with herbs de Provance; the beer cut nicely through the fat of the chops and the combination of the herbs and the citrus was a perfect. This time around I paired it with a steak that was seasoned with lavender salt, pepper, thyme, and green onions; I got the same result, it was a perfect pairing with the big piece of ribeye.
I’m sure you are getting used to the food porn pictures, so here they go!
Oberon is the king of fairies, but this Ale is no fairy, it’s good wheat ale worthy of four beer caps.
I’ve added a new section at the top of the page under “CasaMadrigal”, here you will find future posts that will be about food, recipes, and pairings. Thanks @ExLibris for the suggestion.