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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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5,572 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,572
Reviews: 1,594
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 147
Gots: 661 | 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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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ChadQuest
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Solid wheat beer, to me it's not one of the top beers in the style, but it's for sure a very solid one i wouldn't hesitate to buy a 6er of to take to a friends house to grill or hang out with.

Hazy golden sun color, white thin band around edge, citrusy with a very slight yeasty character, but the orange is forefront and standout. mouth feel has medium carbination and a slightly viscious consistancy, very drinkable during the summer months but not appealing to me during the other 6, and this is one of the few beers id rather drink chilled then room temperature.

4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of jucifer1818
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Rons35
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of mdwalsh
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Gold with a lot of large clumps of fluculated yeast floating around. One finger white foam head and decent lace

S: Orange peel, possibly just a citrusy hops though, but not bitter. No malt. A pleasing smell.

T: Biting, but refreshing. Still citrusy and still no malt. Not at all offensive

M: Haltingly biting

D: Easy, light.

Photo of jeremiahoden
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Dank26
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Jd2391
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of berley31
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of MichPaul
4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

A light, dry, transparent straw color, quick head. Smells of the yeast, and an unleavened bread feeling takes over. The taste is very pleasing, much like the bread. Somewhat dry feel with a nice bitter taste and a fresh citrus quench. One of the best Wheat's I've had.

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

Presentation: 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A- Pours a hazy golden/orange, loaded with sediment, which remain suspended as a well mixed solution, but eventually collect on the bottom of the glass. ~1 1/2 fingers of white head, which fades gradually, leaving a thin, incomplete cap. No lacing noted.

S- A wheaty/citrusy mix. Not overwhelmingly strong.

T- Wheat flavors and subdued the citrus bite. Minimal orange peel bitterness on the finish.

M- Crisp, yet creamy.

D- Pretty good. Would be a nice change of pace on a hot summer day.

Future outlook: Pretty good. I can see grabbing these for a night of pounding beers when the weather heats up.

Photo of kguard
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of stoutman
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Soft yellow brew, the color of scrambled eggs. Pleasant with a unique, almost lemony nose: few things edible or otherwise come to mind: it's not woody or bready, not particularly fruity or citrusy. The palate IS obvious: very smooth, creamy, dry, quenching. not malty, not hoppy, yet medium bodied: it must be all about yeast. But that aftertaste...typical of all Bells...

Photo of Lexluthor33
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy,copper color with a nice head and lace.
The aroma of hops,wheat and malts.

The taste starts off sweet with wheat and malt notes. Hops are followed by mild citrus hints.

The feel was light body and medium carbonation with a smooth yet dry finish.

Notes: A very memorable beer with a memorable taste. Great for warm weather or even the fall season. I had it while in Philly and I wish I could find it in NYC.

Photo of mgbickel
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at PNC Park while watching a very rare Pirates victory!

The woman behind the counter poured a 12oz bottle into a plastic cup. A nice 1 ½ fingers of eggshell head sat upon a clear (I am pretty sure) golden-orange body. The head held itself pretty well and actually managed to stick (somewhat) to the sides of the cup.

The nose is dominated by a grainy wheat character. You can detect some hops in the background, but they are masked by the cereal-like aroma.

The taste is pretty much right what the nose indicates. The wheat is present from start to finish. Starts off with a citrus flavor that fades quickly to a spiced (cloves) finish.

The mouth feel is medium semi-slick, with moderate carbonation.

This is a pretty tasty and drinkable beer...especially while sitting outside at the ballgame!

Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,572 ratings.