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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

5,208 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,208
Reviews: 1,578
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 132
Gots: 524 | 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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ThatWineGuy

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%

Served up on draft at Tom's Oyster Bar in Detroit, right near the tunnel. Two finger beige head sat atop a light gold body. Smell of orange, light citrus. Taste was slightly sweet, apricot, mandarin orange with bitterness most pronounced in mid-swallow. Finish is rather dry. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel is a delight, balanced just about right. Overall, rather good stuff and pretty interesting wheat beer, I can see why this has such a strong local following this time of year.

09-15-2009 03:56:22 | More by ThatWineGuy
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-06-2014 22:44:56 | More by DrStiffington
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-24-2012 22:41:02 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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saintwarrick

South Carolina

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
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-25-2013 16:47:20 | More by NickyDee21
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marshmeli

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-15-2013 19:41:23 | More by marshmeli
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DbbC

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -67.2%

04-13-2013 21:37:23 | More by DbbC
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TechBrew

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-01-2014 22:41:41 | More by TechBrew
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sourdog

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-16-2014 23:14:26 | More by sourdog
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ManekiNeko

Virginia

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
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jadler16

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

05-02-2014 15:20:35 | More by jadler16
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Act25

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

Agree with other top reviewers - this is one of best US Wheat Beers.
Try Carton's Wit Whale for a brand new offering to compare.

A: Rich firm head, that overcaps the glass and descends very slowing to into a "man on the moon" crater face and canyons of lace.

S: Too mild. Low maltiness, but apricot style fruit. Low yeast. The taste is much greater than the aroma.

Taste: Wheat Malt with apricot/lemony fruit is checked by the bitter, mild hops - nicely balanced. Astringent citrus rind with a creamy body. (apricot/orange creamsicle?)

MF: A round, full body. Slightly spicy, peppery in the follow through. Very appetizing, great summer beer, great food beer, and like Carton Wit Whale built for summer seafood, esp shell fish. Ends crisp, refreshing.

Great summertime, must try. I wish this came in cans. Good boat beer.

05-05-2014 01:15:10 | More by Act25
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allenson21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-24-2014 18:19:14 | More by allenson21
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-30-2013 18:52:46 | More by BeersAndBears
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jemarent

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-25-2013 03:51:07 | More by jemarent
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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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Skye1024

Indiana

3/5  rDev -21.3%

12-27-2011 19:21:45 | More by Skye1024
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Pete27lax

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

11-22-2013 16:21:58 | More by Pete27lax
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CHILLINDYLAN

Washington

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
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tmm313

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-01-2012 15:14:52 | More by tmm313
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jmccullough108

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

03-30-2013 04:13:33 | More by jmccullough108
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jman005

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5%

03-28-2013 02:54:50 | More by jman005
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JandJMD

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

01-29-2013 17:58:10 | More by atoulouk
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-13-2014 15:28:40 | More by montrealbcr89
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,208 ratings.