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

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Ratings: 5,708
Reviews: 1,619
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 162
Gots: 813 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ah, Oberon. One of my favorite things about the summer.

It pours a gorgeous hazy off-orange with a nice white head. Good lacing too. If you took away the head, it would almost look like juice.

The smell is kinda spicy and sour. I like.

The taste is similar to the smell. A little spicy (coriander and the like) and a little sour. There's even the slightest bit of hop bitterness which helps to give it a dry finish.

Nice medium body here too. Not slick.

Oberon is a real easy drinker. I could put this stuff away all night. Shame that it only comes around once a year, as this has got to be my favorite American-style wheat ale.

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A summer wheat. Mmmm. Poured a cloudy darkish yellow. It's best taste feature is it's dryness, as noticed by wife, the wine connosieur. Comparitably to a good champagne, although better IMHO. Some fruityness, little hops, but oh that dryness. It kept that feature thoughout.

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Cloudy yellow to golden color. Head is just slightly off-white. Lots of yeast sediment in the bottle.
Nice aroma that really does smell like a summer afternoon. Wheat is prominent with lemon and orange citrusy notes. Some yeast as well.

Wheat is also prominent in the taste. Tart and crisp, yet relatively smooth. Nicely balanced. Citrus not as noticeable in the taste as in the aroma. Yeast plays a role here to.

Good mouthfeel.
Good drinkability.

Overall, this a good wheat ale. Nice summer beer woth seeking out.

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I purchased a case of this on sale at Westy's (Camp Hill, PA) for $27 to take to a Labor Day picnic.

I tried one this afternoon and I thought it was pretty good - easy drinking and tasty with no real aftertaste. I had some "everything" sourdough pretzels with it and they were a perfect accompaniment.

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