Bell's Oberon Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 5,175 | Reviews: 1,577 | Display Reviews Only:
4.15/5 rDev +8.9%
This cloudy yellow brew is a looker with a big white head that sticks around. Wheat germ and lemon pepper dominate the aroma while the taste is smooth like a hefe weizen, refreshing and clean with a nice peppery bite. A great beer I can't get here in S.C., but I may now have to make a few more trips to N.C.
08-15-2007 21:54:16 | More by saintwarrick
4.65/5 rDev +22%
2003 version served chilled in a pint glass.
Appearance: Cloudy, golden yellow with a modest white head. Only retains a small ring of bubbles after a minute or so. No lacing to speak of.
Smell: Buttery, yeasty, and vanilla aromas, with faint orange and honeysuckle if you look for it. Wow!
Taste: A yeasty, bready taste with lemon and orange flavors in the background. Nummy.
Mouthfeel: Slightly buttery mouthfeel, but very light on body.
Drinkability: Oh great beergods, why doth thou taunt me so? Such heavenly ambrosia is only available to me via the kindness of other BA's. There's a certain Joni Mitchell song from the Blue album that pretty much says how much of this stuff I'd love to have.
Again, a hearty thanks to feloniousmonk for opportunity to try this.
09-30-2003 06:02:56 | More by ManekiNeko
4.05/5 rDev +6.3%
Hazy Golden Straw. Decent sized bubbly white cap. Decent retention. Some nice light bubbly lacing. Some yeast sediment that settles to the bottle of the glass.
Grassy and Floral, Lemon zest and citrus. Wheat and sunshine. Spicy, peppery, yeasty. Nice hop aroma for style.
Crisp wheat. grassy lemon and floral hop flavor. Pleasant mild hoppy bitterness. Spicy yeast esters.
Light bodied. Crisp, high carbonation, refreshing. Slight stickiness. Good mouthfeel for style.
Very sessionable. Bubbly and refreshing and hoppy. Great summer/warm weather brew.
09-27-2010 18:01:18 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
4.58/5 rDev +20.2%
Pours a super hazy golden with a nice fluffy head that sinks just a little too quickly. Some large yeasties are suspended in this brew. Smell is of floral, slightly spicy hops and some lemony citrus. Sharp lemony/orangey citrus flavor on tongue as well as some nice spicy hoppiness. Some light, bready yeastiness is detectable as well. Crisp and refreshing, this is one of the best summer brews I have had. Very refreshing and extremely drinkable. My only regret is that this beer isn't in circulation down here in VA. Thanks to Deuce for the sample.
07-01-2002 09:20:52 | More by Murph
4.45/5 rDev +16.8%
Pours a hazy, cloudy pale yellow with a medium head. Aroma of sweet cream butter and caramel.
Taste is the same as the aroma: Fluffy, buttery, light biscuity taste with caramel, vanilla and honey. Light wheaty flavors but, surprisingly, no yeast. Also surprising is how not-cloying this beer is, as it could very easily have fallen over the sweetness edge.
Velvety smooth, silky texture -- it's like a carnival in my mouth! Very drinkable, could stay with this one all night. Classified as a weizen but impresses me more as a hybrid cream ale. Best of the Bell's products I've tried, and that's pretty impressive.
06-06-2004 21:52:53 | More by assurbanipaul
3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
Pours a cloudy golden straw color with a two and half finger head. Shows great retention and spectacular rings of lace. Wheat malt and mild grassy/floral hop aromas. Sweet upfront, pale malt and soft wheat tones; followed by a light melon fruit note and gentle clove spice. Aftertaste is very tame, with a timid hop bitterness and floral hop flavor that blends very well with the spice and achives a near perfect balance. This appears to be a American Pale wheat ale that has not been stripped of it's German ancestral roots. Moderate carbonation and medium body derive some texture from unfiltered wheat and suspended yeast to form a nice creamy mouthfeel accented with yeast complexity. Finishes mostly clean with only a hint of residual wheat and a mention of spice. Highly quaffable for sure and a testament to how satisfying this style can be.
03-31-2007 06:29:56 | More by PBRstreetgang
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,175 ratings.