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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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very good

5,159 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,159
Reviews: 1,576
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 130
Gots: 505 | 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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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

09-16-2012 20:24:42 | More by CalbeDacks
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North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +1%

A: Pours a very hazy to cloudy pale golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of fine dark sediment near the bottom of the glass. The beer has a quarter finger tall fizzy white head that quickly reduces to a very small patch of extremely thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of wheat with some lighter notes of citrus/orange rind and pepper spiciness.

T: Light to moderate amounts of orange rind and some peppery spiciness. Nice light wheat flavor in the background, behind the citrus and spiciness. Light amounts of bitterness but it does not linger.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Extremely easy to drink and enjoyable, would be very refreshing on a hot summer afternoon. Nice and light, I'm glad I got this one to review (since after my move it is no longer distributed to where I live).

09-16-2012 17:24:00 | More by dbrauneis
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4.03/5  rDev +5.8%

Two of them, both served from a bottle, poured into a cup at the baseball park in Chicago. Tigers 8-6 over the White Sox. Not the ideal container, but it will do at the ballpark!

Kind of orangey and hazy, great head and lace, great looking beer.

Very malty and fruity, bready notes, sweet citrus, wheat. Slightly spicy and hoppier than most wheat beers. Very nice, one of my new favs from bell's.

Body is light and easy to drink, yet thick and chewy like a wheat beer should be.

Definitely try this one if you like wheat beers.

09-14-2012 20:28:00 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-14-2012 02:26:20 | More by grumpygerman
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-13-2012 23:28:25 | More by rydev24
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

09-12-2012 11:42:55 | More by yossarian14
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3.55/5  rDev -6.8%

This beer pours a very cloudy (due to lots of particulate) pale gold. There was about a one finger white head with good retention and a fairly good amount of lacing. Smell is very subtle with some bread, apples, oranges, and grassy notes. Taste is very mild, almost no bitterness, just about perfect for a hot summer day. Honestly I expected more from this, but it is not bad at all, just not spectacular.

09-12-2012 03:47:49 | More by Mojo
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2.9/5  rDev -23.9%

(From notes)

Served well chilled in an Imperial shaker. I appreciated that the bartender asked if I wanted lemon or not before adding it. I declined.

Look- Hazy butterscotch, served with a half-finger of loose suds that falls quickly. Nice lacing. Poor retention for a wheat ale.

Smell- Bready, vague citrus rind, lemon pepper.

Taste- Floury, grainy, subdued spice, light citrus. Fades to pizza dough and soft pine. Aggressive finish. Simcoe/Summit perhaps? A little rough for a wheat ale.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, moderate carb. Slick on the swallow. Finishes tart, slightly astringent.

Overall- Not really my cup of tea, but ok. I felt no need to finish the 20 oz.

09-12-2012 03:35:25 | More by Lawl3ss
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-11-2012 17:33:22 | More by flynn1648
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3.48/5  rDev -8.7%

12oz bottle into a standard pint. The brew appears a pale straw yellow to gold color that is fairly hazy. A white finger of head sits atop composed of rather large bubbles. As it fades, it leaves some spots and strings of lace on the glass.

The smell includes some wheat grain coupled with hints of sulfur, cheese and modest herbal hops. Overall not a bad smelling brew but not the finest either.

The taste is surprisingly sweet almost like orange zest. It is faintly reminescent of an orange tick tack candy that lost much of its flavor. As it warms up, across the back is a solid inclusion of sulfur.

This is a medium to light bodied brew that is light in the feel with a modest amount of carbonation. It is fairly easy drinking but I could do without the sulfur aspects. For a summer brew it isnt bad but it also isnt something I would seek out again.

09-11-2012 15:09:13 | More by stakem
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-11-2012 13:55:55 | More by jivex5k
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

09-09-2012 23:03:01 | More by zmanpgh
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4/5  rDev +5%

09-08-2012 02:45:40 | More by HoistinBrews
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

09-08-2012 01:37:51 | More by Judson
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-07-2012 19:05:23 | More by djbulbasaur
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

09-07-2012 18:51:48 | More by rusty3335
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-07-2012 03:38:36 | More by MrTana
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4/5  rDev +5%

09-07-2012 01:27:37 | More by astebelton
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-06-2012 14:27:07 | More by comfortablynirm
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

09-06-2012 02:04:21 | More by jordand3
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

09-05-2012 21:11:18 | More by qwe2323
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4/5  rDev +5%

09-05-2012 12:37:04 | More by bradfordjohnson
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

09-05-2012 04:16:49 | More by bsh92
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4.4/5  rDev +15.5%

According to the brewer's website, this beer was bottled in Feb '12 and has a shelf life of 6 mos. I'm reviewing it at 6 months and 18 days. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. left some in the bottle to swirl around to get the yeast loose to get it all into the glass.

Lots of floaters before the swirl, cloudy after. brownish yellow straw color with a quickly dissipating bright white head and OK lacing

smell is bread and citrus and bubblegum

tastes sour at first, then gets sweet from the Belgian yeast with banana and bubble gum and finishes clean

crisp and perfectly carbonated, chewy and creamy. really nice

I would like to have more of the yeast flavor up front, but that's just my personal preference. overall, a really good beer that's easy to drink and very flavorful

09-05-2012 03:15:29 | More by searsclone
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,159 ratings.