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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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very good

4,891 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,891
Reviews: 1,570
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 125
Gots: 382 | 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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Photo of ColoradoBobs


3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smallish creamy head (with some yeast floating on top?) over a nice very cloudy orange-golden body. Pretty. Some lacing. Yeast swirls all through it.

Smell is yeasty, apple spicy, fruity, with a back note of cracker.

Taste is initially sweet apple-bread yeasty, then it rounds out with some mild hop bitterness. Nice balance. Usual Bell's completeness.

Rounder mouthfeel than one might expect from the looks. Mmmmm.

Imminently drinkable.

Another hit by Bell's. Does this brewery make a mediocre beer? This is the fourth Bell's variety I've had, and they've all been good or better, or even incredible.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2006 03:51:33 | More by ColoradoBobs
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-11-2014 16:36:24 | More by hopswap1
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-28-2013 02:18:10 | More by Cubatobaco
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-22-2013 18:51:39 | More by seavercm
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-19-2013 21:59:10 | More by Rons35
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-03-2014 16:33:41 | More by ffshore545
Photo of Anthony1


3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type- bottle poured into a 0.5L weissen glass

appearance- c cloudy honey hold with a 1-2 inch off white head. good retention with good lacing

smell- smelled of orange, hops, clove, wheat, and banana. It was a very mild smell though.

taste/mouthfeel- a citrus taste with a mix of light clove and lemon. a light/medium body that drinks smooth. it is a tad bitter after taste.

drinkability- I'm very glad that Athens georgia now carries bell's beer as of 5-11-09. I've hear so much from my friend who lives a few miles from their brewery. I've recommended it to all my friends

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2009 14:44:02 | More by Anthony1
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New York

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a regular pint glass.

A - Poured very cloudy bright orange color with thin head that quickly dissipated leaving average lacing around the glass.

S - Lots of citrus, earth hops and wheat.

T - Just like smell very fruity and bitter with hints of wheat and dry hoppy finish.

M - Light bodied with lots of carbonation.

O - Good summer Pale Wheat Ale. I would recommend it or have another one.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 19:58:42 | More by taigor
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

03-02-2013 00:37:11 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-11-2013 03:11:22 | More by jryanj927
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-05-2014 15:29:02 | More by carmike813
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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weiss glass.

Pours a light straw with a heavy cloud. Head is big and leaves a nice amount of lace.

Nice malt flavor, wheat and pale malts, very subtle, almost wish it was a little more prominent. Bready, doughy yeast aromas with peach and green apple.

Flavor is sour green apples with a saison like sourness that makes this one a very refreshing summer brew. Nice flavors of wheat and fruit, that rides on yeast. Not much for hops here. Very sweet and candy like. There is a cotton candy like flavor here.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and slick. Carbonation is good.

Another nice beer from Bells.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2008 00:09:49 | More by wheatyweiss
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3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle, purchased in Rockford, Illinois on business.

Appearance- The yeast makes this one extremely cloudy. Almost carrot juice color. Surprisingly little head. Bright orange.

Smell- Over-ripe fruits - banana and strawberry. Vague wheat.

Taste- Bold for a wheat beer. Strong wheat flavors followed by some tangerine-like notes and a slice of banana. Sweet and juicy flavors.

Mouthfeel- Similar to both a fruit juice and a soda. Rather thick for the style.

Drinkability- An odd beer- not at all what I was expecting, but perhaps worth another try.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2007 01:55:37 | More by lpayette
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-29-2013 01:43:50 | More by kylemckinnis
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-22-2014 11:33:38 | More by MichiganderHB
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4.9/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured a beautiful cloudy golden with a finger and a half fluffy white head that left lots of lacing. Scents of yeast, bread dough, and a bit of a citrus and orange. Flavor is crisp and refreshing with flavors of orange peel, doughy wheat bread, floral hop notes and some earthy flavors on the finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied, with moderate carbonation, a bit thicker than a normal wheat beer but with less carbonation than usual. An amazing wheat ale, the best I've tasted. The best part is that you can get it easily year round in Arizona.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 08:54:47 | More by Auraan
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-26-2013 21:40:27 | More by EigenBeer
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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Oberon is the King of the Faries. Hehehe.

It isn't a bad beer, just not the inspired fare I expect from Bell's. There is a ong wheat presence which is countered by a nice batch of citrusy hops up front. The finish is sweet and mildly sticky. Which is strange, since it isn't a terribly full-bodied beer.

It's a no-brain summer drinker. Like most American Wheat beers, I'd rather a good Weizen, but that doesn't mean this beer isn't a prime example of what it is. Taking it for what it is, it's pretty tastey. I think it tries to hard to be a crossover beer rather than just a good beer that might cause people to crossover.

If you live in the Midwest, you've already drank it, and it's part of your summer ritual. If you don't, well, you aren't missing too much.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2006 02:03:17 | More by shbobdb
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-16-2012 22:20:19 | More by shockrocker65
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-07-2014 23:54:54 | More by Williaar
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

03-05-2014 20:37:53 | More by TubaDan
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-28-2013 16:42:18 | More by jp312
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4/5  rDev +5%

11-24-2011 01:33:30 | More by harrylee773
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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

06-27-2013 02:04:49 | More by stogirelli
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 4,891 ratings.