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

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Bell's Oberon AleBell's Oberon Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

4,735 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,735
Reviews: 1,557
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 122
Gots: 331 | FT: 4
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002)
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Groomsy

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Single bought for $2.09 in a mix-six pack. Bottled on 05/03/2011, poured into a wheat beer glass.

Appearance: Pours a radiant, golden orange color, maybe just a few shades darker than a beer such as Blue Moon. Fairly clear body with some sediment in suspension and topped by a frothy head of two fingers, leaving behind loose strings and rings of lacing on the glass. Holy cow, it really DOES look like a summer afternoon... Nice looking brew.

Smell: Faint nose here, but crisp. Comprised mainly of wheat malt sweetness, some crisp citrus (mainly orange), and just a hint of some floral/citrusy hops. Not a bad nose, but was expecting more in strength. Great balance for what is there, though.

Taste: I'm swooned away from a smooth, sweet malt presence that glides over the tongue oh-so-wonderfully, accented by fresh wheat. Some citrusy (orange peel, namely) and floral hops kick in directly after with just a hint of spices (coriander/pepper?) on the back of the palate. There's a little bit of a bready/biscuit flavors underlying all of this as well. A lively and refreshing summer beer, very well balanced and super-drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Super smooth and refreshing with a good amount of carbonation from the bottle conditioning. Medium-bodied brew with a crisp finish. Incredible drinkability.

Overall: The best summer seasonal I've had so far (which isn't many, honestly), and this is by far the best wheat ale I've drunk. Great drinkability, nice fruity and refreshing flavors, and just a solid brew overall. Would definitely drink again if given the chance.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 01:20:57 | More by Groomsy
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M - light and noticeable carbonation feel

T - eh.. Same as the nose. I can pick up citrus flavor which is great but there's something that turns me off

O - this bottle was 2 months old but that's not bad.. I don't know but I wasn't a fan of this. I wouldn't cringe if offered one but I would ask what else was is available..

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Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 4,735 ratings.