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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

5,610 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,610
Reviews: 1,602
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 152
Gots: 718 | FT: 5
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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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Mojo
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a very cloudy (due to lots of particulate) pale gold. There was about a one finger white head with good retention and a fairly good amount of lacing. Smell is very subtle with some bread, apples, oranges, and grassy notes. Taste is very mild, almost no bitterness, just about perfect for a hot summer day. Honestly I expected more from this, but it is not bad at all, just not spectacular.

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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%

Photo of ski271
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at Zeno’s in State College
A: very cloudy peach-ish amber with a small, white, tight head with good retention. Excellent lacing.
S: Fruity, citrus and berry, light wheaty and earthy spice
T: More citrus than berry here, then some nice yeast and grain with a pleasant light bready flavor toward the finish.
M: Medium body, juicy texture, moderate carbonation.
D: SUPER-easy-drinking and refreshing while still remaining interesting. Very nice!

Photo of ohtheguilt
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of beermanbrian
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Couple of warm days have me itching for a summer brew. Picked this one up tonight.

Golden color with a bone white head that dissapears before i can start typing. Film leaves some ok lacing. Smell of wheat. Also pick up some grassy notes and just a hint of citrus. Taste is mostly wheat with a faint orange bite and a little bit of yeast spicyness. Not as highly carbonated as I would expect for this style. Overall a nice summer brew and another solid offering from Bell's.

Photo of mooseisloose
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

..more from the up north tour... This brew has an earthy, fruity smell. Pours to a cloudy golden beige. Nice head clings to my trusty leinie's tankard. Taste is basic malty with very subdued hopping. This is a robust beer that is neither bitter or sweet. One of the most balanced beers I have had. The drinkability is high. This beer is a sessioner without a doubt.

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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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
3.02/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

The body is a cloudy copper with some light orange tint to it. The head is creamy, full, and sticky. Rings of broken-up lace form all the way down the sides of the glass, occasionally connected by a little sliver of foam. Nice and cloudy as the yeast floats in suspension.

The aroma is wheaty, sure, but aside from that, there isn't really anything notable going on here. Some grassy and earthy notes, but overall, disappointing. The flavor does improve somewhat as it brings in brightness with some orange zest. Again, though, not much complexity or character here. Just sort of blah.

The mouthfeel is about what you would expect. Light to medium, a bit closer to medium. The carbonation is there, but not overwhelming. Really, this is a beer that I could go my whole life without even yearning for again. Bell's makes some great stuff, but this is not their best work.

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Glass Nickle location on Atwood Ave here in Madison. Enjoyed with a bloody mary and a half/half Thai/Mexican pizza that was amazing.

Pours a golden straw color, a little cloudy and with a tiny white foamy head that turns to a spotty, thin coating. Smell is fresh - fruity and floral notes with a pale hoppiness and a bit of wheat graininess. Taste is much of the same and the fruit and floral aspects become more pronounced as it warms. Fairly highly carbonated, but not to the point of a bite. Mouthfeel is creamy but refreshing nonetheless. A good summer beer that went down well on a hot summer day that is approaching 100 degrees. I'm not much of a pale ale advocate, but this was a pretty tasty, fairly complex brew that I wouldn't hesitate trying again on a hot day.

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

This pours a hazy orange with a two finger white head that dies down and leaves a little lace. On the nose there is wet grass, lemon rind, and wheat. It's a simple nose that to me seems like it's missing something. In the mouth there is a hop presence, mostly spicy rather than bitter, that together with the wheat make up the majority of the taste. With the lemon and especially the spicy hops, I want to call the taste here zesty. As it warms up there seems to be some pale malt behind everything. The body is medium, definitely heftier than I thought it would be, and the spiciness hangs on long enough to be really interesting and satisfying. I like this beer pretty well, and while it isn't a staple for me because I don't often crave the style, it's definitely a beer I would bring places in the summertime.

Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,610 ratings.