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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

4,878 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,878
Reviews: 1,569
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 125
Gots: 377 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

08-02-2013 02:23:45 | More by brudz2134
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Minnesota

2.89/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I've had this one several times both on tap and in the bottle and have never really cared for it all that much even though I keep thinking it should be right up my alley. Review of a slightly older bottle (3/7/13) that has been sitting in the fridge.

A-Poured into a pint glass this beer gives off a couple fingers of large bubbled pure white head with decent head retention and lacing. Light golden in color with lots of yeast sediment floating.
S-Wheat and spiciness abound. Hints of sweetness and a little fruitiness.
T-Upfront wheat that quickly is overtaken by a zesty spicy character that finishes long with a moderate bitterness.
M-Seems a bit high in carbonation that adds to the zingy spicy finish. Body starts off nice but is quickly overtaken by the spice and bitter finish.
O-The spicy, bitter hops overwhelm this pale wheat beer. Not as quenchable as a less bitter wheat beer that I crave in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 01:22:28 | More by deebo
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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Illinois

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08-01-2013 00:36:39 | More by jhillwastaken
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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North Carolina

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Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A pale golden colour with good white lacing, quite a medium haze to it, but fairly clear.

Smell has apple, wheat lightness and a bit of estery yeast. Some light floral character, fruity and wheat germ come forward on the profile. Crisp.

Taste has a big green apple note, yeasty lemon, marzipan and almond, a bit of subtle clove and spice character. Light with a easy drinking body, crisp finish with a lingering wheat character. Some zesty citrus and spice on the finish. Nice and rounded body that lingers on the finish and is quite refreshing.

A nice zest summer wheat. Light and refreshing, the wheat has a nice profile on the body but its flavour is a bit in the backdrop to the citrus, still the flavour compliment is quite nice and a tasty combination. More hop forward than wheat.

Serving type: bottle

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Georgia

3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A: Bright golden, straw color with thin head that disappears rather quickly

S: Slight breadiness with some citrus

T: Citrus, oranges, some sour dough

M: Highly carbonated, refreshing on the palette

O: This wheat ale has a beautiful bright appearance and a refreshing mouthfeel that pairs well with warm weather. High drinkability, would have a few in a row. Not my favorite Bell's beer, but pretty good for a wheat beer. Would recommend for those that want a lighter ale that's not hoppy.

Serving type: bottle

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Illinois

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District of Columbia

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West Virginia

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Kentucky

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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Virginia

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Pennsylvania

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Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 4,878 ratings.