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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

5,501 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,501
Reviews: 1,588
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 142
Gots: 633 | 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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xos, Apr 08, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This ale embodies summer in every facet. The pour is a hazy pale golden hue with a fluffy white head that leaves a nice film and some lacing. The nose is a refreshing blend of citrus (mostly oranges) and light malts and subdued hops. The mouth is light and easy, definitely something you could knock back a sixer of and not be full. The flavor is delicious and very light and refreshing. There is a very natural citrus flavor along with a slight malt finish. It is actually surprising that the abv is as high as it is given how smooth and light this drinks. Definitely a beer to enjoy sprawled by the pool or on the beach. Refreshing is the best I can say.

lochef81, Apr 08, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance : Orangjsh golden yellow

Smell: Orange and wheat smell

Taste: Citrus taste given off by the orange, and has a very good balance. Fruity aftertaste.

Overall: Oberon is my second favorite bell's beer following behind their two hearted. Sorry Larry Bell, I prefer a nice slice of orange in my pint with it as well!

hoffhin2, Apr 07, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oberon has returned! I had been craving one for quite some time. This beer is the embodiment of Spring/Summer. It reminds me of warm summer afternoons mowing the lawn, grilling steaks on the deck with friends and family, or laying out on the beach overlooking Lake Michigan. It is very well balanced with a more banana, lemon, and orange taste upfront with a slight hop bitterness on the backend. Not sure if your supposed to do this with American Pale Wheat's but I left two-thirds in the bottle and swirled. It made the appearance slightly cloudier and had a more yeasty flavor to it. Very carbonated and refreshing throughout. I would consider this a session ale even with the ABV above 5%. I can't wait for the 16oz cans later this month!


Vogie, Apr 05, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 03/20/2014, opened 04/05/2014

A: Pours a cloudy gold. A slightly aggressive pour yields a 2 finger white head which dissipates to a rim with a small cap. I wish there was more retention.

S: Wheat, citrus zest, some nice spice in there. A little bit of funkiness, which is unexpected but enjoyable. Nose reminds me a little bit of a saison.

T: Nice toasted/bread malt. Citrus and pepper spice. Herbal hops. I don't think this beer really fits into a category. An enjoyable warm weather beer.

M: Medium with complimentary carbonation. Almost creamy, but the carb cuts that.

O: Enjoyable warm weather beer.

pknyc, Apr 05, 2014
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,501 ratings.