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

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Ratings: 5,639
Reviews: 1,607
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 155
Gots: 754 | 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:
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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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oberon is a beer from Bell's Brewery

This is one of my all time favorites! As a little kid I remember my friend's dad always drinking Oberon, and was determined to try one once I came of age. I was not disappointed! Oberon Day in March is the beginning of summer for Michigander's, and for good reason.

The beer pours orange and cloudy with a medium sized head. The smell is of oranges, wheat, and cloves. Oberon is a wheat beer, and wheat is known to give some beers a cloves taste. A smooth well balanced beer, and tastes like it smells. One can put in an orange as a garnish, however I prefer to drink it as is. Very smooth and crisp finish.

Drinkability: Perfect for a warm sunny day, there isn't many more refreshing beers for the summer. I could easily drink more than one of these as it is quite drinkable. For those outside of Michigan who have never tried it, I highly recommend it!

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oberon is a great beer to enjoy in the warm summer months!
Appearance: very cloudy with a golden yellow color. Around a one inch head and came with an orange slice
Aroma: citrus wheat
Taste: great citrus flavor with a great subtle hop that balances the strong wheat flavor
Overall: Oberon is very refreshing and easy to drink. Definitely recommend it on a hot summer day!

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oberon is one of my favorite beers, I especially enjoy drinking this beer as the temperatures begin to rise and I can enjoy it outdoors. As advised I requested this beer without the orange to really get a feel for the taste of the recipe. I could definitely taste the fruity notes in the beer and it made for a very smooth and crisp taste.

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3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a thin 1/2" white head that recedes rapidly with faint lacing. Color is a golden orange and very cloudy with much sediment in suspension.
Aroma: yeasty bread, wheat grass, and a slight citrus hop smell.
Mouthfeel: mostly watery although not super light bodied, there is a slight stickiness that clings to the roof of the mouth and the back of the throat. Finish is fairly dry with a little alcohol burn in the aftertaste.
Flavor: Oberon has a nice balance combination with sweet and fruity flavors mixed with a tangy hop bite.
Overall: This is an excellent beer and very refreshing.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle poured into footed pilsner (still don't have a Weizen glass...)
Served: 14 July 2013

RE-REVIEW: First reviewed 14 July 2013, score 3.89 overall

Appearance: A pale, hazy yellow with a nice frothy head. The head collapsed relatively quick but left magnificent lacing.

Smell: Not much in the nose- it's very clean and 'beery', but with a distinct spicy edge.

Taste: Is there a better pale wheat? This is not a complex beer, but I like the muted banana notes with the edgy spice. Beer finishes semi-sweet, a bit drier than I was expecting, but if anything this just makes me want to enjoy more and more.

Mouthfeel: Spritzy and highly carbonated, to style. Very refreshing.

Overall: A great summer beer- this one is a refreshing crowd pleaser that would be a surefire success with large crowds of both craft and non-craft drinkers at summer BBQs. This is one beer I can categorically say I would seek out for long drinking sessions on my porch, reading a book or having a fire in the patio fire pit. A great pale wheat ale, and my gold standard for the style.

Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,639 ratings.