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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

4,768 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,768
Reviews: 1,560
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 122
Gots: 345 | 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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divineaudio

Michigan

3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bottle into a weizen glass. bottled on 7/27/11.

a - pours a hazy golden yellow with plenty of yeast still in suspension. gave me a finger of foamy, pale yellow head that calmed to a film pretty quickly. leaves a bit of lacing in the glass as well.

s - clove, orange zest, toasted bread.

t - fresh baked bread with some spice. notes of lemon and orange are present as is a fairly mild hop bitterness. pretty well balanced.

m - medium bodied, slightly sticky, a little on the fizzy side.

o - a good beer for sure, i just don't understand why everyone raves so much about this one. worthy of the occasional purchase in my book.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 00:54:15 | More by divineaudio
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blabaer

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-11-2014 05:40:52 | More by blabaer
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azorie

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-06-2012 18:42:23 | More by azorie
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gpogo

California

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

A- Pale golden, slightly hazed with some yeast particles. Large white head that slowly dissipates.

A- Sweet wheat malt slightly spicey with some subdued fruity notes, orange/lemon.

T- Grainy wheat flavor, slightly spicey.

M- Medium body with moderate carbonation.

D- Refreshing summer beer. Definitely sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2008 21:08:07 | More by gpogo
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured on tap into a pint glass.

A- Frothy two finger white head, very clear yellow straw color, nice carbonation
S- Very plain aroma, wheat and bready/malt is present, slight citrus and lime aromas, nothing special.
T- The taste is exactly the same as the aroma, slight citrus and lemon taste but nothing really stands out, some malt and breadiness is present but nothing else, very bland.
M- Light/medium mouth feel, nice carbonation, slight bitter aftertaste.
O- I was a little let down after drinking this beer, noting special stands out, the only big positive note for me would be that its refreshing on a hot summer day, would not pay to drink again

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2011 10:01:20 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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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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JandJMD

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

03-24-2014 23:47:12 | More by JandJMD
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csmiley

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours gold in color with an almost milky cloudiness. Some yellow shows up at the edges of the glass. The white head rose to proportions that were just above average and displayed average retention. Lacing was average as well.

S - Wheat is one of the stronger aromas but is not too strong overall. Staying in the background are notes of honey and yeast. Some fruity hops show up on the very end.

T - Wheat is strong in the flavor but is balanced well with everything else that is going on. Honey, pale malt, and yeast are easily noticed in the flavor and provide a nice compliment to the wheat. Fruitiness at the end is mild and citric in nature (think orange and a little grapefruit).

M - Medium bodied with good carbonation. Finish starts out with a typical wheat twang but hops come in and make it very interesting for the style.

D - Drinkability is quite good. It is refreshing and goes down pretty easy. The flavors are pleasing and the alcohol is low enough to have a couple of them. I would drink more of the Oberon and recommend it to anyone looking for a good summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2008 02:20:14 | More by csmiley
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

11-20-2011 05:59:49 | More by paulys55
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gopens44

Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours as a very hazy straw color with a very muted head. The floating stuff is in suspended animation in the beer. It's like those lucite paperweights only more hazy and yellow

S - I know that several have gotten citrus in the nose, but all I'm getting is malty. It's not very cold, so I would imagine that if there was anything else to be sniffed, I'd get it. I don't.

T - Just like the nose. Malty. I get a little of the citrus in the taste but it's not overwhelming. A little bitter, but it's not the most demanding calling card of the taste.

M - Significant carbonation with a light yet silky mouthfeel. Not too much aftertaste.

I'm not incredibly impressed by this. Maybe an orange wedge could tune it up, but I'm not into all that.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2010 00:03:43 | More by gopens44
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-10-2014 16:45:30 | More by ShepardCommander
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.3%

04-06-2014 02:02:38 | More by ArtZan
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blitz134

California

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

After having all of Bell's Wheat Love brews earlier in the year I wanted to give their usual pale wheat a try.

Kind of a dull yellow color with a bit of haze to it. Clearer than expected. Initially this had a quarter inch head on the pour but reduced down to a single bubble layer.

Aroma is wheat and yeast with some corriander. Some bubblegum sweetness is in there too and possibly some apple juice aromas. I think I detect a bit of alcohol as well. Taste is well balanced, enough wheat and malt work to give this a good balance. A bit of grainy wheat is evident to start and then some more typical bready malts come in. Finish has a touch of bitterness with some straw hops.

Good medium mouthfeel. Coats the cheeks well and the carbonation makes this pretty crisp. Nice and refreshing overall, decent flavor compared to most pale wheats. Nicely done, IMO.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2006 02:15:34 | More by blitz134
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LSUPT

California

3/5  rDev -21.3%

11-17-2011 06:54:24 | More by LSUPT
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Beefytits4

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

11-15-2011 00:55:25 | More by Beefytits4
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davet100

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-25-2013 17:42:45 | More by davet100
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kshankar

District of Columbia

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

Appearance: Good carbonation, and it pours a hazy orange. I can see yeast floating inside. Nice thick head..goes away quickly..to a foam layer.

Aroma: Wheat, some spices too. Maybe a little citrus

Taste: Wheat, a good amount of breadyness follows. The taste is pretty sweetish overall. Finishes off with very little bitterness

Mouthfeel: Goes down extremely well. Crisp finish. Somewhat creamy while still on the tongue..then just a great crispness to finish off

Drinkability: Highly drinkable..its a wheat after all. Tastes great, goes down well

Recommended

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2009 04:22:48 | More by kshankar
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ackeeper

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-22-2013 02:02:25 | More by ackeeper
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wmobley

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-13-2013 21:21:07 | More by wmobley
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MichPaul

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

03-25-2012 22:05:12 | More by MichPaul
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ethanmc12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

08-26-2013 01:07:40 | More by ethanmc12
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bob727

Florida

5/5  rDev +31.2%

11-22-2011 06:59:51 | More by bob727
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wesley14

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-12-2013 13:30:40 | More by wesley14
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kguard

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-16-2013 19:30:36 | More by kguard
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bmoney

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-25-2013 03:21:54 | More by bmoney
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 4,768 ratings.