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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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5,511 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,511
Reviews: 1,588
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 143
Gots: 637 | FT: 5
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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Photo of dismal
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the bottle into a pint glass it pours a hazy light orange color with a one finger white head. Leaves some lacing down the glass. The smell is yeast, wheat, hint of spices, nothing amazing but a little above average for the style. The taste is pretty good, I'm not huge on wheats but I do enjoy them. This one has the taste of wheat, kind of citrusy, overall pretty refreshing and crisp. Easily drinkable, I could do this one all day especially on a nice summer day. Compared to some other wheat ales/pale wheat ales I think this is one of the better ones I've had. I'll hopefully be getting this one more often this summer.

dismal, Jun 11, 2009
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4/5  rDev +5%

Fusebuddy, Apr 05, 2013
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jjf3792, Jul 19, 2013
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EL48823, Jun 28, 2012
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elkinbrown, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Any reason why the bottle in the picture has an upside-down label?

The best American Wheat I've had to date. Really highlighted for me, finally, what is really lacking in my old Summer standby, Sam's Summer.

Which isn't to say I'm going overboard for this brew, but it does highlight everything you'd want from a summer brew. It's got a fine, cloudy appearance, a straw/gold hue with decent head that falls off quickly. It's got a light but zesty aroma of yeast and lemon, nothing worth getting worked up over, but enticing none-the-less.

The taste is easy and light without being watery and thin. Just enough hop to imperceptively cleanse the palate in the back half, just enough lemon acid to have you reaching for more, enough phenol and yeast to add depth, with some pale malt body. This doesn't begin to approach the depth of flavor of hefeweizens, and it doesn't have the fun spice notes of a witte, but it does have a discernable character, which is about all you can ask from an american wheat.

Now, if only we carried this in Boston. Or in LA.

Ah well, for every visit I make to the midwest in summer...

errantnight, Jun 29, 2006
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy light copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell feature a sociy wheat malt and an estery yeast.

The taste was upfront spicy with a gradual blending of citrus and caramel. Hints of coriander and perhaps cloves detected as well.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style. Closer to a wit.

Overall a tasty wheat ale.

plaid75, Apr 30, 2009
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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