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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

4,776 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,776
Reviews: 1,562
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 122
Gots: 347 | 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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Ratings: 4,776 | Reviews: 1,562 | Display Reviews Only:
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kurtulbricht

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-25-2013 15:25:09 | More by kurtulbricht
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Fatdenny

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-25-2013 12:41:43 | More by Fatdenny
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Maladroit

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-25-2013 03:34:56 | More by Maladroit
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bluntedboywonder

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-25-2013 01:42:18 | More by bluntedboywonder
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Bluerabbitbell

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

07-23-2013 23:35:56 | More by Bluerabbitbell
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mtc23

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-23-2013 03:20:35 | More by mtc23
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waston

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-23-2013 02:10:32 | More by waston
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Andrew526

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

07-22-2013 14:51:48 | More by Andrew526
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-22-2013 03:03:31 | More by jmdrpi
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puckinright

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy, golden orange with a one finger fresh white head. The head fades quickly and the lacing is minimal. Smells of wheat and citrus, but very little, if any hop aroma. Tastes of wheat up front, w/ a dry cereal component. Finishes crisp with light citrus. Mouthfeel is a bit too highly carbonated for my liking.

Overall, a refreshing summer beer that I would have again but would not necessarily seek out.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 22:45:20 | More by puckinright
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Beer is cloudy orange-golden in colour, with a small to medium sized white head that fades quickly.

Smell contains wheat and dry cereal. I don't get a lot of hops from the nose.

Taste contains wheat upfront, with a decent hop component, but not as flavourful as I would have expected. Some light fruit. Dry cereal.

Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Heavy for a wheat.

Overall, disappointing. Not bad but not something I would go back to.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2013 21:34:18 | More by jrenihan
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JohnTurano

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-21-2013 16:10:18 | More by JohnTurano
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myuncle

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-21-2013 11:37:13 | More by myuncle
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Nightrain

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-21-2013 01:31:18 | More by Nightrain
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jmann40

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-21-2013 01:18:46 | More by jmann40
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general_staal

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I have had a couple of different Bell's beers and this one was not my favorite. It was good by most beer standards but by Bell's standards I don't think it is their best.

It had a very nice appearance. It poured a nice golden honey color with a very nice head around 3/4 to 1" and some nice lacing on the glass.

It didn't have a very distinctive smell for me. I will admit my nose was a little stuffed, but I still didn't get any special smell. It had a bit of a wheaty smell.

Taste was good but not great. It was wheaty and a little malty but not much else was going on. It did have a good beer flavor, but nothing too distinctive.

Mouthfeel was what made this beer. It had a very nice carbonation and a refreshing feel on the tongue. It was enjoyable to drink based on this.

Overall it was a pretty good beer, but it wasn't my favorite Bell's product.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 00:25:15 | More by general_staal
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Jsimansk

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-20-2013 20:36:10 | More by Jsimansk
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Hermanater

Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

AP: like cloudy honey but not so thick. Robust, white head after the bottle swirl to get the sediments mixed in.

AR: citrus-y, almost sour. Rising dough smell is faint at first but seems to come alive more and more as the beer sits in the glass.

M: light and not near as effervescent as one might expect from a bottle conditioned beer.

TA: much hoppier than your standard wheat beer. Has a typical wheat sweetness with a hoppy bitterness than remains after the swallow. Seems like many Wheats are bittered with spice and rind. This certainly seems to possess a greater hop load than the normal wheat beer.

I recommend.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 20:23:55 | More by Hermanater
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Libationguy

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark straw color with gold and orange hues. Beer shows some chill haze.

Citrus, lime zest, saltine cracker, cat pee, meyer lemon.

Lemon zest, yellow apple, hop bitterness and crisp acidity.

Medium bodied with firm carbonation and a dry finish.

Did not care for the ammonia in the nose.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 19:46:49 | More by Libationguy
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-20-2013 19:42:53 | More by Chucker17
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krl2112

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-20-2013 19:15:33 | More by krl2112
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jjf3792

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

07-19-2013 17:45:23 | More by jjf3792
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GRBLUE12

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-19-2013 01:51:38 | More by GRBLUE12
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MonkeyStain

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-19-2013 01:23:27 | More by MonkeyStain
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

- packaged 3/27/13. consumed 7/10/13.

A: A raging, swirling effervesce storms within a tangerin-orange body with a dense nature with some macro-floaties whirling about. A sea-shell white head is creamy of 1 inch high and has good retention with a good lace stickage.

S: Soft lemon pulp, grapefruit but very weak from my standpoint. Consumed 4 months after packaging may have had some effect.

T: Flavor is tangerine-orange, bright citrusy nature, Orange and grapefruit juices, hops seem fresh and bright, no dry hopping here, some bready character with a pulpy grapefruit finish.Wheat body adds a creaminess and soft mellow feel.

M: Creamy, bready medium full body with a strong sense of carbonation.

O: Overall the hops are juicy, pulpy, with a refreshing tart lemonade quality perfect for sipping poolside on a hot summer day. Refreshing tart, not overly bitter, easy consuming nature, good. Not to compare apples to oranges, but after hearing alot about this, is not on the same level as thier two hearted, but then again not many beers are.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 22:54:51 | More by beerthulhu
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 4,776 ratings.