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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

4,950 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,950
Reviews: 1,572
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 130
Gots: 406 | 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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Beefytits4

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

11-15-2011 00:55:25 | More by Beefytits4
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nortmand

Virginia

1.95/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

That's a yeasty bitch! Pours opaque orange, with a ton of yeast floaties(too damn many), I'd better find something to read on the pot for tomorrow morning.
Smell's,,,,neutral. Maybe some citrusy wheat?
Just not real flavorful, but there is a bit of wheatiness and a background citrus flavor. Oh, wait yeast sandwich. Virtually no aftertaste.
Mouthfeel.... well, it''s carbonated, that's gotta count for something, right?
Actually pretty drinkable, not much there, so not much there to complain about. Oooohhh... Larry Bell, you're tricky.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2004 23:32:27 | More by nortmand
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csmiley

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours gold in color with an almost milky cloudiness. Some yellow shows up at the edges of the glass. The white head rose to proportions that were just above average and displayed average retention. Lacing was average as well.

S - Wheat is one of the stronger aromas but is not too strong overall. Staying in the background are notes of honey and yeast. Some fruity hops show up on the very end.

T - Wheat is strong in the flavor but is balanced well with everything else that is going on. Honey, pale malt, and yeast are easily noticed in the flavor and provide a nice compliment to the wheat. Fruitiness at the end is mild and citric in nature (think orange and a little grapefruit).

M - Medium bodied with good carbonation. Finish starts out with a typical wheat twang but hops come in and make it very interesting for the style.

D - Drinkability is quite good. It is refreshing and goes down pretty easy. The flavors are pleasing and the alcohol is low enough to have a couple of them. I would drink more of the Oberon and recommend it to anyone looking for a good summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2008 02:20:14 | More by csmiley
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

11-20-2011 05:59:49 | More by paulys55
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gopens44

Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours as a very hazy straw color with a very muted head. The floating stuff is in suspended animation in the beer. It's like those lucite paperweights only more hazy and yellow

S - I know that several have gotten citrus in the nose, but all I'm getting is malty. It's not very cold, so I would imagine that if there was anything else to be sniffed, I'd get it. I don't.

T - Just like the nose. Malty. I get a little of the citrus in the taste but it's not overwhelming. A little bitter, but it's not the most demanding calling card of the taste.

M - Significant carbonation with a light yet silky mouthfeel. Not too much aftertaste.

I'm not incredibly impressed by this. Maybe an orange wedge could tune it up, but I'm not into all that.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2010 00:03:43 | More by gopens44
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wesley14

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-12-2013 13:30:40 | More by wesley14
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Act25

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 01:15:10 | More by Act25
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jman005

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-09-2014 17:29:52 | More by KCBeerNerd
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.3%

04-06-2014 02:02:38 | More by ArtZan
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blitz134

California

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

After having all of Bell's Wheat Love brews earlier in the year I wanted to give their usual pale wheat a try.

Kind of a dull yellow color with a bit of haze to it. Clearer than expected. Initially this had a quarter inch head on the pour but reduced down to a single bubble layer.

Aroma is wheat and yeast with some corriander. Some bubblegum sweetness is in there too and possibly some apple juice aromas. I think I detect a bit of alcohol as well. Taste is well balanced, enough wheat and malt work to give this a good balance. A bit of grainy wheat is evident to start and then some more typical bready malts come in. Finish has a touch of bitterness with some straw hops.

Good medium mouthfeel. Coats the cheeks well and the carbonation makes this pretty crisp. Nice and refreshing overall, decent flavor compared to most pale wheats. Nicely done, IMO.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2006 02:15:34 | More by blitz134
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LSUPT

California

3/5  rDev -21.3%

11-17-2011 06:54:24 | More by LSUPT
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spedprof

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +31.2%

12-13-2011 05:15:33 | More by spedprof
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Theniz

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

11-13-2012 10:47:01 | More by Theniz
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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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kshankar

District of Columbia

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

Appearance: Good carbonation, and it pours a hazy orange. I can see yeast floating inside. Nice thick head..goes away quickly..to a foam layer.

Aroma: Wheat, some spices too. Maybe a little citrus

Taste: Wheat, a good amount of breadyness follows. The taste is pretty sweetish overall. Finishes off with very little bitterness

Mouthfeel: Goes down extremely well. Crisp finish. Somewhat creamy while still on the tongue..then just a great crispness to finish off

Drinkability: Highly drinkable..its a wheat after all. Tastes great, goes down well

Recommended

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2009 04:22:48 | More by kshankar
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ackeeper

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-22-2013 02:02:25 | More by ackeeper
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wmobley

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-13-2013 21:21:07 | More by wmobley
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AMCimpi

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-09-2014 14:42:01 | More by AMCimpi
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bob727

Florida

5/5  rDev +31.2%

11-22-2011 06:59:51 | More by bob727
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bmoney

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-25-2013 03:21:54 | More by bmoney
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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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allenson21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-24-2014 18:19:14 | More by allenson21
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Eastside151

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-12-2013 01:16:46 | More by Eastside151
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djgustafson

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-21-2014 03:07:21 | More by djgustafson
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 4,950 ratings.