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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

5,602 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,602
Reviews: 1,601
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 151
Gots: 710 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Mad Mex. Pours a very light amber, almost golden with a tint of red. Smells wheaty with a little hop nose. Mostly lighter malts hit the nose. Tastes like banana wheat with a touch of clove. A tad bit of citrus is apparent. Maybe a little chalk. A little honey sweetness is also noticeable. Slightly bitter with good carbonation. Refreshing as it's rather light tasting. Good summertime beer; a thirst quencher.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Originally sampled on 2 October 2002. This beer pours a cloudy yellow color. The flavor has a nice bite on the palate. It very much reminds me of a white beer. I think that this is a pretty good American wheat. Not one of Bell's best, but certainly very good.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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

I guess this is the wrong time of year to review this one, but I will take it when I can get it.

Hazy golden hay color with a nicely sized fuzzy white lid.

The aroma is gentle citrus, earthly grainy wheat, and lightly spicy yeast.

Orangey-lemon citrus fruits introduce the taste with a subtle allure. Bready, earthly wheat and yeast mellowly take over, while fruity pears round the edges of the tongue. Mildly bitter finish of earthly hops and spice. A nice and easy medium body with just the right amount of refreshing carbonation.

Really good, incredibly balanced, flat out tasty, and damn refreshing. For sure one of the best pale wheat's I have ever laid lips on. A must attain summer beer that is even great in the winter.

Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,602 ratings.