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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

4,965 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,965
Reviews: 1,573
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 131
Gots: 417 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.8%

05-07-2013 00:11:03 | More by mportnoy
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

1/5  rDev -73.8%

03-29-2013 15:27:36 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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KISSFR33K

Michigan

1/5  rDev -73.8%

07-15-2013 14:56:12 | More by KISSFR33K
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Jburnsm

Illinois

1/5  rDev -73.8%

06-23-2014 01:33:50 | More by Jburnsm
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MortarPestle

Indiana

1/5  rDev -73.8%

04-29-2012 22:31:48 | More by MortarPestle
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Sponybrian


1/5  rDev -73.8%

08-24-2012 20:40:05 | More by Sponybrian
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JasonLRose


1/5  rDev -73.8%

07-20-2012 08:45:14 | More by JasonLRose
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fatstan

Indiana

1/5  rDev -73.8%

02-18-2012 23:23:07 | More by fatstan
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Harry1975

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -67.2%

06-04-2014 17:19:44 | More by Harry1975
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DbbC

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -67.2%

04-13-2013 21:37:23 | More by DbbC
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Famousboot

Missouri

1.25/5  rDev -67.2%

07-18-2014 23:48:47 | More by Famousboot
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SBoeckman72

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

07-26-2014 07:05:16 | More by SBoeckman72
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smerkinb

North Carolina

1.55/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Poured a dull light orange with almost a 1" head. Very minimal lacing. Smells a bit soapy, musty--I can't really detect any malt/bread/yeast or anything else for that matter.

Tastes like soap. Some faint malts struggling valiently to get to my taste buds, but they never quite make it. Mostly I feel like I took a big gulp of dirty dishwater.

I heard such great things about this beer, read so many positive reviews and was really looking forward to it. For those reasons I may try one more to be fair but this was pretty awful for me.

From notes.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2008 00:04:22 | More by smerkinb
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Sytraxis

Minnesota

1.75/5  rDev -54.1%

05-17-2012 05:16:45 | More by Sytraxis
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trumick

Michigan

1.78/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured a straw cloudy color with small head that quickly disapeared. Smell is of grainy wheat and a sweet, citrus, yeasty almost unpleasant scent. The taste is a real disappointment, it is just sweet. A sugary sweet taste with no balance whatsoever. It leaves the palate with the same sweetness. It does have nice carbonation but the sweet taste is too overpowering. I could only drink one. Give me some salty peanuts for cryin out loud. I Won't drink this one again.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2004 03:39:55 | More by trumick
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Crosling

Colorado

1.78/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Extremely cloudy tangerine colored juice in color with a thin, creamy head. Doughy, lemony, citrusy nose with a light hint of orange, which may smell more like cheap tang. Raw, hearty wheat with a bit of skunk and spoiled fruits. Hoppy for an American wheat, with spicy, floral notes. Pretty full-bodied and creamy for a wheat beer. Not good, at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2006 04:32:19 | More by Crosling
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

1.95/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Batch 10264 from the bottle Bell's Oberon, poured into a Brooklyn Tulip.

This beer is off. I'm not sure if this what it is intended to taste like, but it smells and tastes like soybean milk. It has a weird cereal, bean-y smell and taste. I could not finish it and poured it out. It didn't taste very much like wheat or citrus, but mostly like old tofu. Not good.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 05:02:26 | More by Soonami
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nortmand

Virginia

1.95/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

That's a yeasty bitch! Pours opaque orange, with a ton of yeast floaties(too damn many), I'd better find something to read on the pot for tomorrow morning.
Smell's,,,,neutral. Maybe some citrusy wheat?
Just not real flavorful, but there is a bit of wheatiness and a background citrus flavor. Oh, wait yeast sandwich. Virtually no aftertaste.
Mouthfeel.... well, it''s carbonated, that's gotta count for something, right?
Actually pretty drinkable, not much there, so not much there to complain about. Oooohhh... Larry Bell, you're tricky.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2004 23:32:27 | More by nortmand
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ralree

Maryland

1.95/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

A: Gold, extremely cloudy and full of ... stuff. The stuff seems to be suspended like dirt in a lemon jello. Actually looks kinda gross, but whatever. No head to speak of. Meh.

S: Smells sour, overbitter, too grainy. Reminds me of cheap beer. This doesn't look good so far.

T: Tastes rather awful. I think this one might have gone bad. But Bell's Brew Finder says it should be good until November, so I can't be blamed. Reminds me of the bland German beers I've tried, with extra bitterness and less sweetness. Pretty awful - was expecting a lot more. Aftertaste of dirt. Maybe I've lost all taste for wheat beer.

M: Overcarbonated, medium-light body, astringent, dry. Doesn't help the flavor.

D: I can't drink any more. I'm going to pour it out. Maybe I have a bad sample, maybe I just don't like this style, but I can't stand this one. It's not worth the pain to me.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2010 02:42:19 | More by ralree
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travipa

Kentucky

1.98/5  rDev -48%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

was hoping for "shock-top" goodness; instead i got warm beer at the bar door smell. honestly folks, who recommends this stuff? a friend mistakenly bought me this smelly offering. told me he had some ipa. sorry buddy you bought me foul-smelling brew.

cloudy pour
insulting smell
flat taste
no finish

10 bottles left from 12 pack
one broke on the street in front of his house
very ofensive aroma. sorry oberon, something is wrong.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 20:25:45 | More by travipa
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

2/5  rDev -47.5%

03-06-2014 21:33:56 | More by bulldogg915
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jmbraxton

Alabama

2/5  rDev -47.5%

04-02-2012 23:10:19 | More by jmbraxton
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LittleBrownBird

Ohio

2/5  rDev -47.5%

06-16-2012 01:36:17 | More by LittleBrownBird
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

2/5  rDev -47.5%

05-11-2014 22:32:42 | More by ohiobeer29
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JBoz


2/5  rDev -47.5%

08-27-2012 02:31:01 | More by JBoz
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Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 4,965 ratings.