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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

5,605 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,605
Reviews: 1,602
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 151
Gots: 712 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002

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2.53/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a tall wheat glass from a 12oz long neck brown bottle with a crimped on cap.

Hazy golden color very cloudy with all the suspended yeast particles floating around. Tall white creamy head dissapated on the quick side,leaves a coat of lace down the glass.

The aroma were clean on the faint side,grassy,fruity with some light hints of carmell. Smells reminisent of apricot nectar a combination of the fruityness and the yeast character, no real wheat aromas were present. A slight perfumyness also noted.

Bitter dried fruit tastes,tart an apricot/peach type fruityness,odd taste for a wheat,finishes with an unripen fruit taste and hints of citrus.

Grainy texture, some roughness on the palate,not like that of a typicla wheat. Odd tasting beer,not one of my favorites from Bell's. Might need to get used to the taste of this one. Wouldn't really want to have another.

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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 -

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Poured orange with yeast suspended all over the place and a tiny head that immediately disappeared. The aroma was not much, my nose has let me down again. The taste? I liked this and I generally shy away from beers that have the word wheat anywhere in their description. Lightly sweet, lightly lemon with no bitterness, no aftertaste. Mild, pleasant. Medium bodied, with all the yeast, a fair amount of carbonation. Drinkability is excellent. Especially in the summertime.

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Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,605 ratings.