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

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Ratings: 5,605
Reviews: 1,602
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 151
Gots: 712 | FT: 5
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Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002

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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...

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

Poured a hazy light copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell feature a sociy wheat malt and an estery yeast.

The taste was upfront spicy with a gradual blending of citrus and caramel. Hints of coriander and perhaps cloves detected as well.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style. Closer to a wit.

Overall a tasty wheat ale.

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Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,605 ratings.