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

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Bell's Oberon AleBell's Oberon Ale

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86
very good

6,047 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,047
Reviews: 1,718
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 184
Gots: 1,104 | FT: 8
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: 6,047 | Reviews: 1,718
Photo of Hophead777
4.68/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great summer beer! My favorite beer to drink while working outside! Too bad it's seasonal. I would love it year round.

Photo of Celtics17
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not my style. But solid wheat beer. I felt the buttering hops worked well with the wheat/tangerine taste.

Photo of tcasss
4.77/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great beer! Always look forward to it coming out every year

Photo of Fishsticks85
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Everyone says it gets worse every year, I think Bells responded for 2015.

Photo of JPDOG
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a real fan of wheat beer but this is the best I've tasted. Crisp, summer beer. Great on tap.

Photo of MSUpackman
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer and I always look forward to its release every summer. This is the perfect beer to drink while sitting around a campfire or after a long day of work while you bar b que some steaks or burgers.

Photo of bmeGT
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite Wheats!

Photo of swanfungus
2.99/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Although it looked and smelled pleasant enough, this one tasted like suntan lotion. Very, very unpleasant.

Photo of Nick0424
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It's -5 degrees here in lovely detroit metro area michigan and I'm drinking this mostly average but extremely satisfying summer ale. Very hoppy and the wheat is definitely in the aroma. Solid brew all together.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From the bottle at a friend’s party. Couldn’t judge appearance. Minimal insight into aroma. Crisp taste with cereal/wheat malt, citrus rind, hop spice. Medium body, creamy texture, above average carbonation, clean finish.

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A light pleasing wheat with a balanced malt taste and complex lemon, orange and other citrus notes.

Photo of Dana_Campbell
4.88/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The best Summer beer of all time! As great as it was when it came out in 1991, my Sophomore year Western Michigan University.....

Photo of Jubs182
4.53/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 5

A great summer beer that tastes amazing!

Photo of beercirone
2.68/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

It may be age of the bottle, but this beer has significant off flavors. Will try again in the future and edit rating accordingly.

Photo of JGam115
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy yolk, fluffed but fleeting white. Lite grass, lite melon and bright. Refreshing and light. Quality summer go-to brew.

Photo of Andrew377
4.92/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I have ever had. The only thing bad about oberon is that it's seasonal

Photo of cglenden
4.62/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Has a nice crisp after taste. A perfect craft beer

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not particularly noteworthy, but solid.

Photo of shamby
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Probably one of the best wheat beers I've had.

Photo of VoodooBear
2.96/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 16 oz. can, served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Cloudy yellow color with a white, two finger head. Leaves some good lacing.

Smell: It has a strong aroma of grains and a hint of lemon peel.

Taste: It has a grainy, citrus taste. Nothing spectacular.

Mouthfeel: Light, refreshing and easy easy to drink, your typical summer beer. Average carbonation.

Overall: Nothing to write home about. It doesn't stand out in any way, but I guess that's fine for some beers. It's still nice and refreshing like all the other craft offerings that flood
the market during the summer months.

Photo of bmeehan
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

A delicious wheaty-easy-to-drink beer.

Photo of Testosterownd
5/5  rDev +31.2%

Summer in a Bottle

Photo of larryarms847
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Pours a cloudy, brilliant sun orange with a off-color single finger head of foam.

Heavy on the citrus, orange and lemon accompanied by a crisp snap of wheat.

Tropical and citrus fruits, with a wheat backbone.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing.

Overall, not the greatest offering from Bell's but a nice, humble brew.

Photo of arodriguezb
5/5  rDev +31.2%

Great beer! I love it! Specially in summer time...citrus orange taste with a great wheat body

Photo of tonyrocknroll
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Taste like Michigan Summer

Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 6,047 ratings.