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Bell's Oberon Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Bell's Oberon AleBell's Oberon Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

4,184 Ratings
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Ratings: 4184
Reviews: 1520
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%


Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002)
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EricMichael

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to a weizen glass. Cloudy with the color of a wheat field on a bright day. Massive frothy head that is retained for the whole session with some chunks of lace here and there. Looking closer, it is very cloudy with bits of suspended yeast. Some remained stuck to the bottom of the bottle.

The scent is not overly potent, but pleasant none-the-less. Hints of citrus with wheat malt. Some yeast, but not intense.

It tastes simple and feels smooth. Moderate weight on the mouth with wheat, citrus, maybe the tiniest hint of clove.

Overall, I did enjoy this Summer Ale, though I am not sure it is worthy of the hype and following that it seems to have. To each their own.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 17:39:41 | More by EricMichael
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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Extremely foggy pale straw, a small amount of sediment. Creamy white head, no carbonation, semi-sticky lacing.

S: Orange peel with strong herbaciousness, almost like freshly cut grass.

T: Same as above, even with a bitter finish. A little bit of wheat is thrown in now, too. Super refreshing without overly using cheap tricks: citrus, hops, or sweetness.

M: Very creamy, surprisingly, but works really well.

O: Definitely embodies summer, in a creative way. Doesn't go for one-dimensional citrus fruits or hops, but rather incorporates a bit of citrus with organic summer notes. Really enjoyed it, I'll probably be drinking it through the season.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 05:13:24 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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On-tap at Bernie's Taproom in Waukesha, WI. Pours a cloudy golden amber color with a slight white head. Slight citrus aroma. The texture is smooth, light and tasty. Perfect in every way and very easy to see why it is considered so good. Too bad they don't make this one year-round.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2014 18:44:24 | More by Lemke10
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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a great summer ale. Has a nice hazy yellowish-golden color. You can taste the citrus flavors. If you want a real treat, put a slice of orange in your beer. Great light beer for people who don't want something too heavy.

Overall it is my favorite summer beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2014 00:35:56 | More by phartman133
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ZachMcGinn

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Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 4,184 ratings.