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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

5,520 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,520
Reviews: 1,588
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 146
Gots: 641 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002)
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adamwn, Apr 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a cloudy orange candy hue, with a nice light-caramel pillowy one-finger head that has impressive retention. Fair lacing down the glass. The color is really inviting.

aroma is mild, but definite wheat malt and citrus. candied grapefruit, orange, a hint of lemon. maybe a hint of yeast - bread dough... with more citrus.

wheat, fruit, caramel. reminds me of candied grapefruit. and those candy citrus slices. Deliciously flavorful, with a nice soft wheat backdrop and bright citrusy accents.

Mouthfeel is solid. fairly full-bodied and creamy from the wheat, with a nice slightly hoppy crispness. Reminds me of summer, in a nice, thick, popsicle sort of way.

I would drink this one all day long in the summer if i could. It reminds me of summer and california citrus. Deliciously pleasant. Not incredibly unique, but the wheat notes are beautiful and the citrus fruit accents are almost heavenly. Definitely a must try.

djeucalyptus, Feb 16, 2009
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Naterg8r, Oct 04, 2012
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tclapper, Nov 17, 2011
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irishkyle21, Jan 13, 2012
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ALLISON01, Nov 20, 2011
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EN27, Jun 05, 2014
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mtomlins, Oct 01, 2013
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RayDee3, Nov 10, 2014
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dgtiii, Jul 04, 2014
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Chugs13, May 20, 2012
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MrPlayboy, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours an slightly cloudy orange color with strong white head. decent lacing. smell is strongly of the wheat malt with slight hint of citrus. taste is clean and crisp, with strong wheat presence lightened but hard to distinguish spices and slight citrus notes. mouthfeel is very nice, medium bodied. refreshing. very nice for an American Pale Wheat which is not amongst my favorite styles, but all around this one is solid.

Blanco, Apr 09, 2011
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awicker, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the bottle into a pint glass it pours a hazy light orange color with a one finger white head. Leaves some lacing down the glass. The smell is yeast, wheat, hint of spices, nothing amazing but a little above average for the style. The taste is pretty good, I'm not huge on wheats but I do enjoy them. This one has the taste of wheat, kind of citrusy, overall pretty refreshing and crisp. Easily drinkable, I could do this one all day especially on a nice summer day. Compared to some other wheat ales/pale wheat ales I think this is one of the better ones I've had. I'll hopefully be getting this one more often this summer.

dismal, Jun 11, 2009
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Fusebuddy, Apr 05, 2013
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jjf3792, Jul 19, 2013
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elkinbrown, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Any reason why the bottle in the picture has an upside-down label?

The best American Wheat I've had to date. Really highlighted for me, finally, what is really lacking in my old Summer standby, Sam's Summer.

Which isn't to say I'm going overboard for this brew, but it does highlight everything you'd want from a summer brew. It's got a fine, cloudy appearance, a straw/gold hue with decent head that falls off quickly. It's got a light but zesty aroma of yeast and lemon, nothing worth getting worked up over, but enticing none-the-less.

The taste is easy and light without being watery and thin. Just enough hop to imperceptively cleanse the palate in the back half, just enough lemon acid to have you reaching for more, enough phenol and yeast to add depth, with some pale malt body. This doesn't begin to approach the depth of flavor of hefeweizens, and it doesn't have the fun spice notes of a witte, but it does have a discernable character, which is about all you can ask from an american wheat.

Now, if only we carried this in Boston. Or in LA.

Ah well, for every visit I make to the midwest in summer...

errantnight, Jun 29, 2006
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Badger6, Jan 31, 2014
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radiofish, Jul 10, 2013
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,520 ratings.