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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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5,706 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,706
Reviews: 1,619
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 161
Gots: 811 | 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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Got a six pack from a Publix Supermarket in Sumter County, Florida. Bell's Oberon is a beautiful golden orange color, well-carbonated and crisp; head retention is average. Not hugely aromatic, but you can smell some of the wheat-style hops and malt. Taste and mouthfeel are both very enjoyable. The complex citrus tartness combined with the carbonation makes this beer fit the crisp and refreshing bill. I like the term American Pale Wheat Ale to differentiate this style from a classic Hefeweizen. Bell's Oberon is a great example of this American homegrown style; neither brutally hoppy nor insipidly bland, it's a good, lively, drinkable ale in warm weather.

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Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me a bottle

Consumed 1/9/11

Appearance: A bright golden color with some orange - cloudy, with a little white head that leaves spotty lacing

Smell: Very mild - some light wheat - a light spiciness and some light fruitiness - a little citrus, a little lemon - not much in the aroma, but not much to complain about

Taste: A solid wheat beer - light, clean, slightly toasted wheat - some mild spices, like clove - light fruits - some citrus, orange and lemon - lightly sweet - more complex than I anticipated

Mouthfeel: Light, smooth, nicely carbonated

Overall: A great American Wheat Pale Ale

I probably drank this a few months late, but it's still very good. It's not the best, but it's surprisingly complex. Much like just about every beer I've had from Bell's, I would drink this again.

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