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Bell's Oberon Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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86
very good

5,498 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,498
Reviews: 1,588
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 142
Gots: 632 | 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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Photo of mcintire78
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Beautifully cloudy, straw to pale gold in color. Good carbonation with little head or lacing.

Smell: Noticeable smell of wheat with a hint of lemon and spice.

Taste: Carbonation up front, fading into wheat, citrus and malt, and ending with a bit of crispy sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Significant carbonation that fades into gentle finish.

Drinkability: High, but dangerous with almost 6% alcohol.

mcintire78, Aug 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

ryancl, Aug 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Rudy, Aug 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

elspaniard, Aug 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Davit, Aug 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

gata, Aug 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

js155306, Aug 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

butleram4, Aug 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

HxC90, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

ssimpson89, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of chefhatt
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this into a perfect pint glass, it has a light hazy gold color to it with a nice small sticky white head that is hanging around for a while. The smell light of nice wheat notes and some light lemon also. The taste is nice of wheat and some spice and lemon grass. The mouth feel is nice and smooth and nice carbonation and overall a nice summer beer.

chefhatt, Aug 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

briiguy, Aug 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

reynolds2121, Jul 31, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Stoutlad, Jul 31, 2012
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Jamiepl, Jul 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

KoalaKush, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%

from notes during my inet down time 2012.

12 oz brown bottle with a great looking orange label that gives me some pleasure of warm summer evenings. Poured into a standard pint glass.

A - Hazy golden with some light orangish hue. Haze provides some real funk going on in the shape of a midwest tornado in the center of my glass. Very light to no head once it settles being snow white in color.

S - Wheat grain aroma with a sweet malt character. A bit of spice and light hop presence in the nose.

T - Very summer like. Fruity and sweet of lemon, grass, and wheat malt. Some good spice going on here with a simple and light hoppy bitterness with the finish. Very refreshing brew.

M - Smooth and fairly light in body. Has a thickness to the mouthfeel or makes you think it with all the cloudiness in the look of this ale. Easy to drink and one of the better summer wheat ales you can drink.

O - I've always been a big fan of Bell's Brewery, and I need to do more reviews on their offerings as they really are top notch. This is one of the best American Pale Wheat ales in the world. It's more less a style that's kind of half assed if you ask me, but there are a few brewers who have taken the time to do it right and offer a solid warm weather seasonal and Bell's is one of those brewers who took time with the Oberon Ale.

BradtheGreat7, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of johnpdennis
4/5  rDev +5%

johnpdennis, Jul 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

rudy0908, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of SometimesIfart
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a keg into a lager glass by my buddy Drake. He poured a bit of a monster head, With tons of lacing. The beer is a murky gold color. The smell is of wheat and lots of it, With some very light malt and perhaps of lemon grass?. The taste follows the smell largely. With some squeezed orange coming through and some slight grape in the mix. The mouthfeel adds some tartness, though a bit too tart for what it is. Overall, A good wheat ale, Would I buy it? Sure, I I needed something that was easy to drink for a medium price that is a nice change from the usual.

SometimesIfart, Jul 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

javahead71, Jul 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Sloshm, Jul 28, 2012
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,498 ratings.