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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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5,233 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,233
Reviews: 1,580
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 136
Gots: 533 | 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%

03-28-2013 02:54:50 | More by jman005
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4/5  rDev +5%

03-24-2014 23:47:12 | More by JandJMD
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-14-2014 18:43:55 | More by ahommell
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-06-2012 18:42:23 | More by azorie
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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


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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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

11-13-2012 10:47:01 | More by Theniz
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

03-30-2013 04:13:33 | More by jmccullough108
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

10-24-2013 20:03:31 | More by BEERschlitz
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

01-29-2013 17:58:10 | More by atoulouk
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-13-2014 15:28:40 | More by montrealbcr89
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-12-2013 13:30:40 | More by wesley14
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-25-2013 17:42:45 | More by davet100
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4.58/5  rDev +20.2%

Pours a super hazy golden with a nice fluffy head that sinks just a little too quickly. Some large yeasties are suspended in this brew. Smell is of floral, slightly spicy hops and some lemony citrus. Sharp lemony/orangey citrus flavor on tongue as well as some nice spicy hoppiness. Some light, bready yeastiness is detectable as well. Crisp and refreshing, this is one of the best summer brews I have had. Very refreshing and extremely drinkable. My only regret is that this beer isn't in circulation down here in VA. Thanks to Deuce for the sample.

07-01-2002 09:20:52 | More by Murph
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4.45/5  rDev +16.8%

Pours a hazy, cloudy pale yellow with a medium head. Aroma of sweet cream butter and caramel.

Taste is the same as the aroma: Fluffy, buttery, light biscuity taste with caramel, vanilla and honey. Light wheaty flavors but, surprisingly, no yeast. Also surprising is how not-cloying this beer is, as it could very easily have fallen over the sweetness edge.

Velvety smooth, silky texture -- it's like a carnival in my mouth! Very drinkable, could stay with this one all night. Classified as a weizen but impresses me more as a hybrid cream ale. Best of the Bell's products I've tried, and that's pretty impressive.

06-06-2004 21:52:53 | More by assurbanipaul
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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

Pours a cloudy golden straw color with a two and half finger head. Shows great retention and spectacular rings of lace. Wheat malt and mild grassy/floral hop aromas. Sweet upfront, pale malt and soft wheat tones; followed by a light melon fruit note and gentle clove spice. Aftertaste is very tame, with a timid hop bitterness and floral hop flavor that blends very well with the spice and achives a near perfect balance. This appears to be a American Pale wheat ale that has not been stripped of it's German ancestral roots. Moderate carbonation and medium body derive some texture from unfiltered wheat and suspended yeast to form a nice creamy mouthfeel accented with yeast complexity. Finishes mostly clean with only a hint of residual wheat and a mention of spice. Highly quaffable for sure and a testament to how satisfying this style can be.

03-31-2007 06:29:56 | More by PBRstreetgang
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3.83/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, light orange color. Has a small, frothy head that dissipates slowly down to a creamy cap that leaves some spotty lacing.

Smell: Has a light, lemon/orange citirc smell with a bit of dry wheatiness.

Taste: Has a mild bitterness up front backed by a significant citrus flavor. Finishes wheaty and bitter with a hint of sweetness and spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing. Exactly to style.

Overall: An above average wheat beer but nothing exceedingly memorable. A good summer seasonal but perhaps a tad over-priced.

06-28-2011 00:42:19 | More by wahhmaster
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New York

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%

Enjoyed on tap at a small pizza joint outside of Orlando.

Small white head retains as a cap over golden with yellow edges. Good lacing. Aromas are faint fruitiness and wheat, with flavors mirroring what I'm getting on the nose. Stone fruit and fresh graininess. It's a weird combination of sour and ripe fruits. A crispy, thin mouthfeel helps it all go down smoothly. Not sure I'd reach for this again, what with all the other incredible Bell's offerings!

08-01-2010 02:18:06 | More by washburnkid
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4/5  rDev +5%

08-24-2012 21:08:15 | More by zachary80
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-21-2014 03:07:21 | More by djgustafson
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4/5  rDev +5%

11-16-2011 08:37:36 | More by ej285701
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1.95/5  rDev -48.8%

Batch 10264 from the bottle Bell's Oberon, poured into a Brooklyn Tulip.

This beer is off. I'm not sure if this what it is intended to taste like, but it smells and tastes like soybean milk. It has a weird cereal, bean-y smell and taste. I could not finish it and poured it out. It didn't taste very much like wheat or citrus, but mostly like old tofu. Not good.

04-28-2011 05:02:26 | More by Soonami
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-30-2013 21:46:45 | More by DudMan
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-16-2013 04:09:58 | More by jburd19
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2.79/5  rDev -26.8%

$ 3.50/16 oz draft at Unos’ at Birch Run
Aroma of malt
Head chopped by bartender – what remains is small (1.5 cm), off white, creamy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring
Lacing OK – small rings with small bubbles
Body medium yellow, hazy
Flavor begins bitter followed by a short generic citrus burst; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl; ends quickly, no aftertaste.
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

This is classified as a pale wheat ale on BA. What I had was unlike any wheat beer I’ve ever had. I last had it in 2006 and I guess I’ll wait another eight years before I try it again.

07-12-2014 12:01:41 | More by Ozzylizard
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,233 ratings.