Finally got a chance to compare this to an actual bottle of Oberon. My Fairy King ale has been in the bottle about 8 months now, so it's as aged and carbed up as it's going to get. This and the real Oberon are similar in character - both a nice wheat ale, but without the usual spice or cloves and bananas of a belgian or hefe. As others have said, this ale is quite a bit darker than the real deal. Oberon is a very light, pale yellow, and cloudy with floaters. The Fairy King ale is more of a dark yellow going on amber. As you might expect, the Fairy King ale has more of a slight toasty caramel flavor to it. I detect almost a bit of a cidery flavor too. The Oberon, on the other hand, is a little lighter in body with a nuttier, more citrusy flavor. This "clone" is not a bad brew, but I wish it was just a little closer to the real thing.
Reviewed by: Old Site Reviewer from United States.