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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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4,954 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,954
Reviews: 1,573
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 130
Gots: 407 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002)
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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%

06-20-2013 21:20:41 | More by firstlighthiker
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3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Batch 8992, packaged on February 26, 2009.

A: Hazy light orange with a nice two-finger head.

S: Hops, citrus, and sugar.

T: Like a cross between a pilsner and a wheat beer. Spicy hops, sweet bready malt, and lemony tartness. Quite unlike any other wheat beer I've ever had.

M: Light with plenty of carbonation.

D: Unique and refreshing. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2009 02:39:39 | More by BarrelO
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a weizen glass. Thanks, Kadonny!

Pours a hazy golden color. Decent white head doesn't last too terribly long. Some nice lacing.

Big wheaty nose. Some spice, and a little bit of fruity hops.

Flavor essentially follows the nose. Wheat malt and a very, very light hop bitterness. Also light spicing. Bone dry finish. Just doesn't seem like there's much depth to the flavor.

Very crisp and refreshing. Easy drinker. Body doesn't seem as light as most wheats. Very smooth.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2009 03:26:25 | More by Gyle41386
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3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Glad to be back in Michigan to sample/re-review an old favorite from when I lived in Michigan.

A: hazy pale yellow colored body and left a one finger white head that died within thirty seconds. Some nice ringy lacing was left. Some light slow carbonation was seen rising.

S: some moderate flavors of wheat along with notes of orange and lemon.

T: basically the same with a slight added hops to it and a nice bit of light sourness to it.

M: light with a decent amount of carbonation hitting the tongue, but in a nice and acceptable way for the style.

O: this is a good summer beer that is quite drinkable and makes me want to move back to Michigan just so I can have it in the summers.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 03:10:37 | More by BeerKangaroo
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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle at The Dish in Ormond Beach, FL.

A: glowing, hazy yellow, one finger of white foam, spotted lacing on the pint glass.
S & T: zesty, resinous orange peel, tangerine and clementine, some lemon juice, citrus, doughy wheat and pale malts, elegant spiciness throughout.
M: delicate, silky body with a crisp and sharp finish.
D: awesome summer quencher from Bell's. Not as flavourful or complex as Three Floyd's Gumballhead, but still a great take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2010 16:58:41 | More by cratez
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4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours an opaque orange with sediment floating around and setteling on the bottom, whch is attractive to me since that means unfiltered. Also there is quite a bit of it so that should mean lots of ingredients. Head is slightly off white and about 1 1/2 fingers.

Hints of citrus, apricot and light toast make up the nose.A slightPart of the bread i think comes from the hops, though I'm not sure if they are of English origin, are and English/something else hybrid, or not at all English. Could use a little more hoppiness.

A little sweet and moderately bitter, once again the hops are bready yet bitter; the hops stand out a little more, but the fruity esters are almost lost. I'm gonna wait a bit for it to warm up...wait for it...almost...ok. Nice, the apricot returns and the bread becomes a light compliment to it, like toast and preserves. Since this is a summer beer i am a little concerned that it gets so much better when warmer.

Nice and chewy with a crisp carbonation that is only slightly biting. Could be a little lighter for a summer brew, but I really apreciate that the texture is as interesting as it is.

Enthusiastically drinkable. I know I said it was pretty thick and bready for a summer beer, but its delicious and still pretty refreshing. This beer could easily be enjoyed year round and i could see it complimenting many food dishes such as pork and deserts. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2007 06:18:54 | More by tapman
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3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle.

A: Very cloudy and mostly pale yellow. Very little head. Looks pretty decent.

N: Lots of peppercorns, some banana and light grapefruit. The malt shines through with an appreciable biscuit. Follows up with spruce and earth.

T: Very peppery with a decent level of bitter bite. There’s a lot of bread running through this which makes for a substantial meal. Slight lemon sourness.

M: Round mouthfeel with a light body. Ends dry. Very, very well carbonated.

O: A great summer drinker. Nothing to amaze, but it’s well built and is a good step up for those who haven’t had anything more intense.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 05:16:39 | More by writerLJBerg
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Great copper color with decent head nice legs clinging to walls of glass.

S: Smells of citrus and fruity malt in the back with a little touch of honey.

T: Pale malts with some fruity citrus hops on top.

M: Medium body with a good bit of carbonation and holds thruogh to bottom of glass.

O: A very good beer with a great reputation as a beer from a spectacular brewery.Definitly would drink again and again.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 04:48:14 | More by nukem5
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4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on-tap at Fabian's in Columbus, Ohio in a straight-sloped pint glass.
A: Crisp golden honey, amber. Very clear. Poured with a cream, dense head that slowly died to a film.
S: Slightly musty, citrus (orange), and peach with bright, slightly piney hops. The beer in general comes off as fresh and crisp.
T: Bread with fresh orange juice, peach, and citrusy, piney hops. It leaves a crisp orange zest to linger.
M: Creamy and frothy, slightly syrupy, but crisp.
D: Awesome, even for the style.
For me, this almost defines the hefeweizen, pale wheat style.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2010 00:53:01 | More by ne0m00re
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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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy straw gold with a thick cap of creamy white head. Head has great retention and leaves nice lacing throughout the beer. The aroma is light, with hints of fruit. The taste is also mild but a bit more robust with some nice esters, a little bit of bread and a slight earthy quality to it. It has a good light weight to the body and it's not fizzy despite the volumes of carbonation. A nice take on the traditional wheat, easy drinking and with a good flavor.

Serving type: can

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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