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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

5,174 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,174
Reviews: 1,577
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 132
Gots: 513 | 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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PhageLab

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -3.4%

A - Gorgeous tangerine color riddled with rising suds and yeasty currents. Produced a nice frothy head and laces quite well. Once again Bell's presentation is very nice.

S - Reminiscent of fresh oranges with some grain and other citrus notes. Just barely can the alcohol be detected near the end, and were it not for that I wouldn't think this was a beer. It is pleasant none-the-less.

T - The profile is far fuller than it's appearance leads to believe. More wheat and less pale if you know what I mean. There are citrus flavors mixed in as well, possibly apricot.

M - Medium bodied and creamy, it leaves a residue in the mouth, but has great carbonation.

D - Pretty good I'd say, I could definitely put a few back. A balanced and surprisingly flavorful brew. Bell's has yet to fail to impress!

10-30-2007 21:56:55 | More by PhageLab
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JandJMD

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

03-24-2014 23:47:12 | More by JandJMD
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-14-2014 00:07:16 | More by DerekQXQX
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BierReise

Florida

3.18/5  rDev -16.5%

Looks like a Belgian Wit, deep honey colored with thin white head., wnd little retention. Aroma is a bit yeasty with heavy wheat malt presence. Very crisp on the palate which reminds me of a belgian style. Flavor is mediocre. A somewhat generic bland flavor to it that reminds me of Blue Moon's white. No great flavors really jumping out at you. Finishes slightly bitter, and a little stale.

06-20-2003 13:06:07 | More by BierReise
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arguemaniac

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with an orange hue as well. Yeasty nose with a distinct hay character to it. Grassy, yeasty palate with a lemony citrus touch, lots of grainy wheat malt and a fairly mild hop bitterness.

Not bad at all, but I would probably enjoy this sort of thing more if the weather was nicer. I guess it was pretty solid but I just wasn’t really in the mood…

Still, recommended.

03-11-2007 02:29:07 | More by arguemaniac
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photomike

California

4/5  rDev +5%

12-14-2011 18:52:08 | More by photomike
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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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JRBecks

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

04-09-2012 16:16:14 | More by JRBecks
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-13-2014 02:10:43 | More by TheSamKuehn
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djgustafson

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-21-2014 03:07:21 | More by djgustafson
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-30-2013 21:46:45 | More by DudMan
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AwYeh

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -10.8%

12oz bottled on 4/18/12, poured into pint glass.

A: Pours a cloudy golden color– nearly opaque but pretty bright and vibrant. There's a half-finger or so of fine, white head, and a decent quantity of carbonation bubbles flowing through the glass.

S: Light bready, wheaty smell, accentuated by freshly cut grass, orange and lemon peels.

T: Quite a punch to follow up the relatively light aroma– bread and fresh grass show up initially, with citrus flavors backing them up. Taste intensifies on the finish, then lingering yeast and bitter grass/citrus flavors remain for a while. The yeast overpowers the other flavors a bit, but is not unwelcome. I might just be imagining it, but the beer seemed to taste a bit better after I poured the sediment at the bottom of the bottle into my glass.

M: Light, smooth, and crisp, with moderate carbonation. Just a bit of a tingling resulting from the beer's bitterness.

O: Despite my limited experience in the American Pale Wheat style coupled with the dramatic variance of beers within it, this one's strong flavors make it better than average. I definitely see the appeal in drinking a few of these on a hot summer day, and wouldn't mind revisiting Oberon in the future.

06-23-2012 21:56:50 | More by AwYeh
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billhelm

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-25-2014 16:35:03 | More by billhelm
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jburd19

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-16-2013 04:09:58 | More by jburd19
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WoodburyMN

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-21-2012 23:48:25 | More by WoodburyMN
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-22-2013 03:45:28 | More by maDUECEgunner
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ultralarry2006

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%

Poured from a 12 oz.bottle. Left a two finger head with good retention and good lacing. Body was a hazy orangish gold. Looks good.

Smell - toasty malt, and toasty wheat. Grassy, herbally, and spicy hops. Hint of bananas and cloves.

Taste - toasty and cracker-like malt and wheat. Slight wheaty creaminess. Some lemon. Some grassy, herbally hops. The taste here is slightly laid back, somewhat subtle, but very good.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, smooth, slight hop oil slickness, slightly creamy.

Drinkability - very good, goes down easy, and is very sessionable.

09-03-2006 17:37:52 | More by ultralarry2006
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HopBrain

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-26-2013 17:23:52 | More by HopBrain
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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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davet100

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-25-2013 17:42:45 | More by davet100
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Jd2391

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-06-2014 19:56:11 | More by Jd2391
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EF4

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-04-2014 05:04:01 | More by EF4
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BarrelO

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Batch 8992, packaged on February 26, 2009.

A: Hazy light orange with a nice two-finger head.

S: Hops, citrus, and sugar.

T: Like a cross between a pilsner and a wheat beer. Spicy hops, sweet bready malt, and lemony tartness. Quite unlike any other wheat beer I've ever had.

M: Light with plenty of carbonation.

D: Unique and refreshing. Recommended.

04-08-2009 02:39:39 | More by BarrelO
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Gyle41386

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a weizen glass. Thanks, Kadonny!

Pours a hazy golden color. Decent white head doesn't last too terribly long. Some nice lacing.

Big wheaty nose. Some spice, and a little bit of fruity hops.

Flavor essentially follows the nose. Wheat malt and a very, very light hop bitterness. Also light spicing. Bone dry finish. Just doesn't seem like there's much depth to the flavor.

Very crisp and refreshing. Easy drinker. Body doesn't seem as light as most wheats. Very smooth.

05-15-2009 03:26:25 | More by Gyle41386
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,174 ratings.