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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

5,306 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,306
Reviews: 1,585
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 139
Gots: 562 | FT: 4
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 TwelveOunces
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%

12 Oz bottle poured into a sam adams pint glass

A- Murky looking light yellow with a lot of little particles and different liquid densities in here/ A two finger big bubbled white head.

S- A lightly hopped wheatiness up front. A little fruiteness but its all about the wheat here. Fairly grainy but refreshing.

T- A nice fruity bitterness up front followed by a heap of wheat and grain. A refreshing bitterness with a light hop profile. A clean taste.

M- Very cleansing and refreshing. Light but not watered down. Goes down easy and keeps you interested.

O- This is a great summer brew, get it white its hot.

TwelveOunces, May 08, 2012
Photo of ahentz
3/5  rDev -21.3%

ahentz, May 08, 2012
Photo of russwbeck
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%

A: I mistakenly poured some of the yeast in the bottle into my Bell's tulip. It should be alright, though. The yellow color almost glows through the glass, and a nice full head rose up. The retention is really great and some lacing is noted as well.

S: Wheaty, banana-like aroma, not unlike a hefeweizen. Very light, like a Pale Ale / Hefe mix.

T: The taste is really very nice. Clean, crisp, full of wheat and a little bit of yeast (probably from my bad pour). Really the best way to describe it is refreshing.

MF: Bit of a twinge of carbonation, medium body with a musty finish. Really a very drinkable beer.

O: Nothing special about this, but I could certainly put away a lot of them. Little Sumpin/ Sumpin' was better.

russwbeck, May 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

GoodOmens1986, May 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

batmanbach, May 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

Kunstman, May 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

standardcherry, May 06, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%

12 oz bottle poured into a Bell's imperial pint.
5.8% ABV, Batch #11046 PKGD 04/04/12 A

A - Poured with the sediment swirled in, the beer is a totally hazy, even complete with floaties, dirty goldenrod color. A tall light ivory foam forms and recedes slowly caking the pint in thick fingers of lace.

S - Pale malts and soft wheat overlaps the funky wet straw aroma that gives it a real earthy nose. Grassy floral hints add to this too, stemming from hops I'm sure. Clover honey and sweet orange peel fill out the background for a refreshing, summer aroma.

T - Almost cream ale-like with a cream entry through to the finish. Hints of vanilla appear, adding to the cream ale aspect. Sweeter pilsner with pale malts, a hint of soft wheat, and a straw finish all add to full flavor and body as this wheat beer finishes out with a touch of floral notes and sweet orange peel citrus.

M - Medium-full bodied and sweet but balanced with a hint of dry bitterness on the finish, Oberon is incredibly creamy feeling with a highly carbonated, tight bubble spritz. This is crisp and refreshing for a summer day!

O - While I find Oberon a bit high in alcohol for a true session summer beer it's still fantastic regardless. The flavor and body meld almost flawlessly to provide a creamy, full-flavored wheat ale treat that's loaded with great nuances to explore while maintaining that overall ease of drinkability. Oberon is a great summer brew to kick back with!

BeerFMAndy, May 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

GratefulJack, May 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

dorf, May 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

weaselchew, May 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

odom6, May 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

schoun, May 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

swh1972, May 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

JeleReviews, May 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

fluidmotion, May 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

duceswild, May 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

hyoung41, May 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

cardern, May 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

JasonB, May 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

savagewhisky, May 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

dejrrma, May 02, 2012
Photo of rangerred
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy medium orange with a huge billowy head. Awesome head retention and plenty of sediment.

Aroma is somewhat muted but has notes of orange and coriander. A little yeasty too.

The taste is spicy with coriander and orange peel. There is a little bit of caramel as well. There is more hoppiness than I was expecting and a light to moderate bitterness becomes present about 2/3 of the way through. Mouthfeel is full and creamy.

Overall, this is a tasty brew but doesn't do a lot to set it apart from the crowd. It is a delicious summer brew, though, that I would like to have again.

rangerred, May 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

wmc0005, May 01, 2012
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,306 ratings.