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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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86
very good

5,572 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,572
Reviews: 1,594
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 147
Gots: 663 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy yellow color with a massive 2 finger frothy snow white head that faded slowly and left good lacing and rings sticking to the sides.

Smells of wheat, toasted grains, hay, grass, lemon, light floral hops, biscuit and yeast; pretty grainy for a summer beer and lacking the typical lemon and fruity essence.

Tastes of wheat, toasted grains, hay, grass, lemon, light floral hops, biscuit, light caramel, tea leaf, yeast, herbs and spices like coriander; it's grainy for the most part, and while the taste is decent, it is just not refreshing for a summer ale.

Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp, with a medium body, average carbonation and a malty finish.

Bland and average come to mind thinking about this beer overall. It was not bad tasting, but not very good tasting either and lacked any real summer beer excitement for me.

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a hazy orange yellow with a half inch of foamy white head and good retention.
smells fresh and citrusy. scents of lemon, wheat, orange.
slightly bitter up front with a sweet malty/citrus backbone. slightly tart finish from the citrus. very tasty.
light body, high carbonation, very refreshing summer ale.
not bad for a summer beer, and definitely glad i got to try it.

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12oz bottle poured into a snifter. PKGD 06/29/12.

A: Pours a bright slightly hazy light golden amber with a 1 finger white head. Just a little bit of visible carbonation. Head sticks around for a while.

S: A lot more wheat than I first expected. Its a pleasant aroma, malt backing.

T: Up front with wheat and hop, some malt coming in at the end. Alcohol is very well hidden. I like the balance this ale offers.

M: Light bodied, crisp and very smooth. Great summer beer.

Overall an enjoyable beer that I think anyone would like. Certainly worth a shot, like anything this brewery puts out.

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Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,572 ratings.