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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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86
very good

5,607 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,607
Reviews: 1,602
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 151
Gots: 714 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, pale yellow. Generous two-finger head. Smells a touch grassy and floral.

Wheat cracker malt flavor with a slightly spicy and grassy hop finish. A bit of residual sweetness toward the finish but it ends on a dry note. The dryness evolves to a citrus note. Body is medium-light. Easy to drink, has a thirst quenching quality to it.

A decent session ale for warmer weather. Great for drinking while you are outside grilling up some love. Love the 4 pack, 16 ounce cans for $6.99 -- definitely a bargain.

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of Act25
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Agree with other top reviewers - this is one of best US Wheat Beers.
Try Carton's Wit Whale for a brand new offering to compare.

A: Rich firm head, that overcaps the glass and descends very slowing to into a "man on the moon" crater face and canyons of lace.

S: Too mild. Low maltiness, but apricot style fruit. Low yeast. The taste is much greater than the aroma.

Taste: Wheat Malt with apricot/lemony fruit is checked by the bitter, mild hops - nicely balanced. Astringent citrus rind with a creamy body. (apricot/orange creamsicle?)

MF: A round, full body. Slightly spicy, peppery in the follow through. Very appetizing, great summer beer, great food beer, and like Carton Wit Whale built for summer seafood, esp shell fish. Ends crisp, refreshing.

Great summertime, must try. I wish this came in cans. Good boat beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of mralphabet
3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Amber in color and hazy, with about one finger worth of head... Pretty nice lacing. Looks like a good wheat.

S: Not a lot going on here for me.... Wheat, with a citrus hops and a good amount of yeast.... not much else.

T: A balance of sweet and tart.... It starts a very yeasty, then tames to a nice sweetness and finishes with a little tart in the hops. Not much aftertaste...

M: Med bodied with a nice carbonation....

D: Not a bad beer.... but not anything special either. It is quite drinkable and would not be to bad after a nice hot summer day.

Photo of czfreeman
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

After attending a Bell's brewery launch party last weekend at Barleys Taproom in Greenville, SC. I was very excited about purchasing my first Bells six-pack and giving it a proper review.
Pour a hazy tangering-amber/lemony color, v ery nice fluffy white heasd caps this brew. Active bubbling, looks readyto drink!
Smells of musty wheat grains, yeast comes through in a slighty spicy note finishes dry,lemony-sweet, almost a meyer-lemon note in there.
Upfront in flavor, creamy sweetish citus. Almost like candied orange peel, or dried apricot. The wheat flavor comes into balance with a nice hit of mustiness, however sweetish fruits dominate. A fine bit of lingering yeast spiciness is left on the palate, leaving your tongue tingling for another sip. As I drink, even candied ginger comes to mind. I do enjoy this sweetness, however, its as refreshing as a cool glass of lemonade on a hot day.
Drinkability is good, however, I personally prefer a German Hefe or Belgian Wit over the American Wheat style. I would like to cook with it however, A nicely spiced, gingered Thai noodle dish, or very must Muenster cheese would marry beautifully into this brew This is a good offering, and now that it's finally avaliable in SC I see myself buying this brew in the hot summer months ahead.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.04/5  rDev +6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, batch 8333

A: Murky light golden under a medium sized, foamy white head. A little lace, decent retention.

S: Malt character is a little thin in the nose. Mostly some grassy hops. A bit of citrus. Not bad, but could be a little better.

T: A little yeasty, wheat stands out here, sweet, bit of hops mixed in. Pretty good.

M/D: Medium body, good carbonation. Drinkability is really good on this one. Could easily drink this all day long during a hot summer afternoon.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,607 ratings.