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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

4,942 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,942
Reviews: 1,571
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 129
Gots: 402 | 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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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev +5%

08-10-2013 00:16:23 | More by CharlesOrChip
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-09-2013 22:01:07 | More by Bubbalito
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-09-2013 05:48:35 | More by schmidtmattsays
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sneakymagician

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-09-2013 03:46:33 | More by sneakymagician
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-09-2013 03:22:37 | More by kingmaker
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vandemonian

Maryland

3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bell's Oberon Ale is a boring wheat ale.

A: Yellow colour and a 5 mm head that dies pretty quick. 3.5

S: Smells very grainy. Almost like oats. 3.5

T: Wheaty base with and some slight bitterness. Not much else happening. 3.25

M: Low carbonation. 3.5

O: 3.25

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 03:07:39 | More by vandemonian
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kjrod20

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

08-08-2013 22:52:27 | More by kjrod20
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icehawk

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-08-2013 16:50:10 | More by icehawk
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JamesZ

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-08-2013 16:21:33 | More by JamesZ
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jjamadorphd

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Oberon was a fruity surprise, but watery to the mouth. It had that run-of-the-mill beer look, although it had decent lacing down the glass. There are distinct scents of oranges or maybe even tangerines that you can taste distantly from the hops. It was light and refreshing if not bold and filling. A decent beer - one that you want to try if you had enough of the darker variety for a while.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2013 03:33:48 | More by jjamadorphd
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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-08-2013 00:56:52 | More by ChesterHop
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Dabeel

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-07-2013 20:01:05 | More by Dabeel
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-07-2013 17:16:39 | More by KolbMarley
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.3%

08-07-2013 03:39:31 | More by kmos27
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Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

08-07-2013 03:27:19 | More by Randle8281
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instinct2

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5%

08-07-2013 03:19:19 | More by instinct2
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GuinnessAtRogerWilco

New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz single picked up at Pinocchio's in Media, PA. Poured into a Stella glass.

AP: Bright gold colour with a 1" white head that fizzles down to a 1/4", decent lacing. There's both carbonation bubbles and sediment floating suspended in the liquid which reminds me of looking at a clear bottle of Aloe Vera or a lava lamp. Funky.
AR: Straw, hay, cracker, orange, funky yeast, a bit of lemon sourness.
T: Biscuit and cracker malt base with some wheat notes, soft note of lemon tartness and a touch of orange rind. Finish has a bit of a sour and bitter bite with a touch of pine and pink grapefruit and yeasty funk.
M: Too carbonated for my tastes, so much so it takes away from actually fully tasting the flavours of this beer. Finish has a kind of oily moist coating on the tongue and then starts to turn slightly dry.
OV: It's a decent Pale Wheat Ale, but I doubt I'd buy this again when I can get Lagunitas Sumpin Sumpin. I know, different takes on a PWA, apples to oranges, but this is somewhat mundane to me.

Serving type: bottle

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Hoptoudrop

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-07-2013 03:15:47 | More by Hoptoudrop
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-07-2013 01:54:53 | More by MgoJohnStamos
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KingMe

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-07-2013 01:14:37 | More by KingMe
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

08-06-2013 23:52:58 | More by jacksonweite
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MonkeyboyATL

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-06-2013 23:00:48 | More by MonkeyboyATL
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jharris0624

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-06-2013 22:51:14 | More by jharris0624
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 4,942 ratings.