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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

5,224 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,224
Reviews: 1,579
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 136
Gots: 529 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002)
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CoalPorter

North Carolina

2.42/5  rDev -36.5%

Poured into a Naragansett pint glass. (Hey neighbor, have a Gansett!)

a - visibly effervescent, 2 inches of sticky white head that collapses very slowly leaving light lacing, orangey gold color, very hazy but still slightly translucent

s - subtle notes of orange and wheat, but not much aroma overall

T - some wheat cracker flavors to start, slightly sweet in the middle, with mild bitterness finishing out that lingers

M - bubbly and light, somewhat cleansing, but dissipating almost immediately

D - I found this a forgettable example of a summer wheat. Not quite refreshingly clean enough to be a lawnmower beer, but also without the depth of flavor and complexity that makes great wheat beers. First thing I haven't liked from Bells.

06-20-2011 16:45:01 | More by CoalPorter
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DavyJones

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

04-16-2012 00:51:50 | More by DavyJones
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

02-26-2014 17:35:14 | More by JIMTRK16
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dumptruck81

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

05-26-2012 18:27:18 | More by dumptruck81
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BeerdNick


2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

04-11-2012 00:30:54 | More by BeerdNick
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Served on tap at Buffalo Wild Wings in Brownsburg, IN (advertised as a Summer seasonal), in a flavor-concealing frosted glass. Not my favorite serving style, so I let it sit for about 10 to get a feel for the beer itself, not just the temp.

A: It's an orange-golden mixture, thicker than a PA, but nowhere near a bock. There's just a little bit of head, but what's there stays for the duration.

S: Nothing strong. Sweet teases in the form of berry and some subtle leafiness. Really though, it's quite weak. I walked over to the jukebox at one point, and my main whiffs still comprised mostly of fried chicken from the kitchen (even with my nose in the glass). Oh well; some of the best beers I've had lacked prominence in the nose. If God wanted us to just smell beer, he wouldn't have given us taste buds. Not a deal-breaker for me, personally.

T: Uh-oh...turns out the weak nose was a warning for the taste that followed. Cheap, cheap, cheap! Some pronounced grainy qualities, but other than that, it's a weak BMC. Hops are just an afterthought once you get past the disappointing skunkiness.

M: Super carbonated, even for a draft. I can only imagine it's to distract from the taste...

O: No thank you. It's strange, because I've heard such good things about this brewer (usually with an honorable mention of their Two-Hearted Ale). What are you doing, Bell's? Just because it's summer doesn't mean you can sell cheap, cold beer with less flavor for the same price.

04-25-2011 22:09:41 | More by BarryMFBurton
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Thomas_McCoy


2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

06-26-2014 19:34:59 | More by Thomas_McCoy
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ScottageCheese

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

11-24-2011 02:47:06 | More by ScottageCheese
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bendukes86

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

04-17-2014 23:31:01 | More by bendukes86
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merryjoulton

Arkansas

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Poured into a pint glass and had to double check to make sure I wasn't pouring a bmc... color is very light yellow with no head at all to speak of even with a vigorous pour. Minimal bubbling in the body. Smells like the back alley of a college bar, just generic malt and stale hops. Mouthfeel is on the verge of being flat. Overall a disappointing brew.

03-25-2012 18:48:33 | More by merryjoulton
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nyyfanatic213

New York

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

07-25-2014 23:25:24 | More by nyyfanatic213
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Klif

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

01-31-2012 02:56:25 | More by Klif
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josephwa

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

06-07-2012 15:36:06 | More by josephwa
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zmanpgh

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

09-09-2012 23:03:01 | More by zmanpgh
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Nick-K

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

08-09-2014 13:52:03 | More by Nick-K
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Fat_Guy_Likes_Beer

California

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

09-20-2013 06:22:01 | More by Fat_Guy_Likes_Beer
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MIP229

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

03-05-2012 18:14:54 | More by MIP229
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MIchael_D_Larkin

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

07-26-2014 16:12:13 | More by MIchael_D_Larkin
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MillerMan16

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

07-15-2014 21:33:29 | More by MillerMan16
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phishbone23

New York

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

01-23-2013 14:51:16 | More by phishbone23
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Lucasrjoel


2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

07-31-2014 04:29:01 | More by Lucasrjoel
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nineworldseries

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

05-13-2014 01:07:56 | More by nineworldseries
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

02-19-2012 01:58:59 | More by millerbuffoon
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superjose

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

03-30-2012 23:43:14 | More by superjose
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rheimbro

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

08-31-2013 23:31:29 | More by rheimbro
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,224 ratings.