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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

5,695 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,695
Reviews: 1,617
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 161
Gots: 808 | FT: 7
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

Bell's Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bell's signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer.
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Ratings: 5,695 | Reviews: 1,617
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3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to a weizen glass. Cloudy with the color of a wheat field on a bright day. Massive frothy head that is retained for the whole session with some chunks of lace here and there. Looking closer, it is very cloudy with bits of suspended yeast. Some remained stuck to the bottom of the bottle.

The scent is not overly potent, but pleasant none-the-less. Hints of citrus with wheat malt. Some yeast, but not intense.

It tastes simple and feels smooth. Moderate weight on the mouth with wheat, citrus, maybe the tiniest hint of clove.

Overall, I did enjoy this Summer Ale, though I am not sure it is worthy of the hype and following that it seems to have. To each their own.

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3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: amber to orange in color with a bright white head 1/2 in. thick. spotty lacing and good head retention.

S: citrus and wheat. small hop character.

T: oranges and wheat with some malty sweetness. little noble hop flavor

M: light in mouth with moderate carbonation. goes down very easy

O: staple summer beer better this year than last.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 release into tulip.

A- Hazy dark yellow, almost orange pour with a half finger spotty white head. Slight amount of sediment floating around and lacing is minimal.

S- Can definitely get the wheat. Oranges and slight lemon. Slightly sweet.

T- Oranges, slight yeast, sweet cookies with an earthiness from the wheat. Bright, light and refreshing.

M- Light bodied, good carbonation, zero lingering aftertaste. Very clean.

O- Overall very good, I was in Michigan the week Oberon was released and really wish I bought more than I did.

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4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just put a 1/4 barrel on tap at home, so I figured that this would be the best time to review it, Right? Poured in to a weizen-ish shaped pint glass.

The beer is a hazy golden-orange that had a big, fluffy white head. Head left nice lacing on the glass and simmered in to some spotty foam on top of the beer.

Banana, orange, and yeast. Some pale malt and a light hop as well.

Lighter yeast is up front while drinking and is followed with banana, orange, and clove. Sweet bread and straw. Light hoppy bitterness finishes clean.

The sharp carbonation mellows out in to a creamy feel. Lighter body if comparing it to a wheat beer. Crisp finish.

The simplicity of this beer is what I admire the most about it. It doesn't bog you down, leaving you full and burpy like many wheat beers. Light enough to be refreshing, but it has enough body to truly satisfy. This is my favorite beer to have around this time of year. I just wish they would brew this year-round.

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4.63/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into weizen

Three and a half finger head

Burnt orange and yeast turbid

T: Citrus, orange, apricots: from the whole cone hops
Refreshingly bitter finish!

S: Oranges, yeast, and booze

M: perfectly balanced

Overall, have this beer!!! Buy it and try it on draught as well!!

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Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,695 ratings.