1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

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

Not Rated.
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Oberon Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

5,608 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 5,608
Reviews: 1,602
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 152
Gots: 716 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 5,608 | Reviews: 1,602 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jrhottle
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of bryrowe
5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of HopHeadInOhio
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Bluestar
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of bgramels
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of jaasen64
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle thanks to Veldrid. Poured into Founder's snifter.

A- Pours a hazy yellowish golden with a thin layer of white head that quickly recedes, slightly below average carbonation.

S- Wheat, pale malts, oranges, a tiny bit of lemons, about average to just over slightly average aroma strength.

T- Light citrus- oranges and lemons mixed with pale malts and a little bit of wheat finishes with hint of tartness followed by a slightly sugary citrus pale malt aftertaste that lingers for a tiny bit.

M- Fairly thin, average carbonation, goes down easily.

O- I liked this beer for a summer beer. Nice light refreshing mouthfeel mixed with a nice lemony taste that balanced with the wheat. Another nice Bell's beer, nothing that stands out, but definitely a beer that I could drink again and is nice on a hot summer's night.

Photo of bsu2005
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of tlr
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Chrixsus
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of TCaldwell
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of rcatalano
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of flyers1980
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of kuestegg
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of dbert21
2/5  rDev -47.5%

Photo of HungarianCount
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Derek_Christensen
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Alextricity
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Ciccarelli's at 21 and Hayes.

Appearance: A decent, summer looking beer. Nothing to get excited in the pants about, but it certainly looks summery. Clear and golden in color ... seemingly no lacing, and virtually no head.

Smell: Very interesting ... seemed floral. Wheaty. Somewhat citrusy... but the main smell -- AND taste -- is something I can't quite pinpoint.

Taste: Quite simply one of the best Summer beers I've had. It tastes much like the smell. I can't exactly explain what it's like but it's incredibly tasty and smooth... citrus. Wheat. Flowery.

Mouthfeel: This really makes the whole thing. Oberon is pleasantly unexpectedly SUPER creamy almost. I couldn't believe how smooth it was... maybe this is because it was on tap, but I had to slow myself down from finishing the whole tall glass in just a few moments.

Overall, an incredibly tasty beer ... I figured it'd be good, but I wasn't expecting this. I feel robbed because I paid SEVEN BUCKS for a tall glass at Ciccarelli's, but I'm not faulting Bell's for that, obviously.

RE-REVIEW 4/11/13: I still really enjoy this beer. The smell and taste aren't don't wallop your face, but a summer beer shouldn't -- Oberon has a nice spiciness and citrus taste. The best part about it is the mouthfeel, which is super smooth, and it makes this beer drink easily. I like to liken the feel to that of orange juice. A must-try beer for the summer, or for any time of year -- just get it as fresh as possible.

Photo of craigmj7
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Swigit
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of DustinPurvis
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of GatorHopper
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Ed_Johnson
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great summer session beer. Got a slight head with carbonation and nice lacing in my glass. Can smell the yeast along with the coriander and the taste demonstrates some hops and slight malts balanced well. Medium mouthfeel. Very smooth finish. A good example of what a wheat beer can be.

Photo of MattDbach
4/5  rDev +5%

Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,608 ratings.