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

5,577 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,577
Reviews: 1,595
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 148
Gots: 669 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002)
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Photo of jpro
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Alright - if you're drinking this beer indoors, stop immediately and proceed to the nearest patio / deck / beach / etc. For this ale, indoors = blah... outdoors = yes! (a la Marv Albert).

The appearance of this ale is nice: it pours a bright, honey gold with a fluffy white head that dissipates yet maintains a presence throughout consumption; lots of tiny carbo bubbles. The beer has a slightly earthy aroma, with some sweet malty notes and is a touch bready - aroma is kind of typical of a bottle conditioned ale. The taste starts off sweet, but has a nice, light bitter finish - hints of spice throughout; definitely not something that'll sweep you off your feet. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, nice carbonation for a summer brew. This stuff is quite drinkable - kind of surprised that the abv is 5.8% (seems like it should be lower) - very refreshing!

Again, probably enjoyed best outdoors on a nice sunny day -

Photo of hopswap1
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Pete27lax
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of ChicagoShakeAndBake26
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of Mojo
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Photo of tmars13
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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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 LukeGude
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of jcalabre
3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Originally sampled on 2 October 2002. This beer pours a cloudy yellow color. The flavor has a nice bite on the palate. It very much reminds me of a white beer. I think that this is a pretty good American wheat. Not one of Bell's best, but certainly very good.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Slynger
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I guess this is the wrong time of year to review this one, but I will take it when I can get it.

Hazy golden hay color with a nicely sized fuzzy white lid.

The aroma is gentle citrus, earthly grainy wheat, and lightly spicy yeast.

Orangey-lemon citrus fruits introduce the taste with a subtle allure. Bready, earthly wheat and yeast mellowly take over, while fruity pears round the edges of the tongue. Mildly bitter finish of earthly hops and spice. A nice and easy medium body with just the right amount of refreshing carbonation.

Really good, incredibly balanced, flat out tasty, and damn refreshing. For sure one of the best pale wheat's I have ever laid lips on. A must attain summer beer that is even great in the winter.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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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%

Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,577 ratings.