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Bell's Oberon Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Ratings: 5,706
Reviews: 1,619
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 161
Gots: 810 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002

Bell's Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bell's signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer.
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a weizen glass. The beer is a bright and hazy orange color typical of the style with a very tall slightly off-white head. Some golden hues shine through.

Smell: Heavy citrus aroma, orange obviously but also some lemon. A grassy and pretty clean note finishes out the aroma.

Taste: Immediate sensation of assertive citrus flavor, followed by a wheaty, almost grassy note. Sweet, but not too much so. Very consistent all the way through.

Overall, this was a good refreshing drink perfectfor relaxing with on a hot day. This would be great to just take a 6-pack to the beach and just hang out for a few hours with. Subtle, but still nice and flavorful, this is a good beer.

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3.64/5  rDev -4.5%

This is a cloudy unfiltered yellow color with moderate head. Smell contains sweet oranges and light spiciness. Taste is mostly a crisp, sweet orange flavor with very light hop undertones. This is extremely drinkable and refreshing, and a perfect cold beer for the summer.

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3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Downtime on Wednesday during the Twins game.

On tap from the bar. Served in a pint glass, color is a hazy golden orange. Decent white head, minimal lacing.

The nose is lots of wheat malts. Sort of sweet smelling, with a dash of spice. Also a noticeable hop bitterness, at least noticeable from a wheat beer standpoint.

Pretty good taste. When I first got into craft beers, I had a lot of wheat beers, and I loved them. Since then, I have kind of thought they where bland. This one is definitely heavy on wheat. There is also a substantial citrus and spice taste to if. Nothing to special, but for an American wheat beer, it's pretty impressive.

Mouthfeel is cripa nd smooth at the same time. A strong carbonation makes for a crisp stinging feeling, while the heavy wheat malts make it sweet and smooth. Overall very drinkable.

Another solid offering from Bell's, and another of their brews that make it to the top of it's class.

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

On-tap at Capone's last night.

Came to me a cloudy, yellowish-orange color with a big, rocky white head. The head stuck around for a while and left some good lacing.

Aroma was of oranges, yeast, wheat, and some lemon zest. The citrus zing at the end is quite nice.

The flavor is of citrus fruit, wheat, a touch of yeast, and a bit of spice at the finish. Tasty.

Spritzy, crisp mouthfeel. Very refreshing brew that would be perfect for a warm day. I have had it in bottles before, but it's even better on-tap.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This poured from the bottle a dark gold, very hazy topped by a short lived white head. There is a ton of sediment in the glass no matter how carefully I pour. This is my second bottle, and I know this sixer was well cared for, so I suspect this is normal for the beer. The aroma is very light. It has a touch of lemon citrus, yeast bread, and just a bit of candy malt. Citrus bite up front followed by light caramel malt with a herbal hop and citrus finish. This is a great summer beer. Crisp and light mouth feel. Extremely drinkable. 6%ABV? Hard to believe.

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

Oberon is the king of fairies in a Midsummer Nights Dream, he ensures we all love summer ales.

Pours with a little head that leaves only fairy dust in the wind. Looks most like a cloudy citrus fruit of any beer i've ever seen.

Smells like nothing. Some hops some cut grass, mostly nothing.

Some wheat, some hops, some spicy pepper. Its like eating a pepper sandwich on wheat bread.

Finishes sweet, dry, and carbonated. Like making love to pop rocks.

I don't know where you magic pixies came from but I like your pixie drink. Thanks to Jw347.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap after a unsatisfactory sample in the bottle. The taste is much more balanced, and the flavors complement each other on tap. The overwhelming apricot/orange flavor from the bottle is more muted, and adds to the taste rather than dominating it. Very nice and refreshing.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Cloudy golden look with a that when poured is thick and disappears into a pretty think but constend foam. Seems alive with many bubble of carbonation rises

Smell: the malt smells a bit smokey but sweet, clean and pure smell.

Taste: Very well balanced bitter taste. SOOO smooth going down.

Mouthfeel: Perfect carbonation for me, not too overcarbonated when u let it linger, I feel this is a flaw in many beers. Again very smooth with a midium body.

Drinkability: I would like to have another

Conclusion: Great beer overall, would definitely recommend this beer to anyone. Being in college it isn't a beer i would be able to buy year round, however it would be on my list for when I have some extra spending money and looking for a good relaxing beer. Bell's sure knows how to brew their beer TRY IT!

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Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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