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

6,065 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,065
Reviews: 1,723
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 184
Gots: 1,124 | 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: 6,065 | Reviews: 1,723
Photo of KatieS5643
3.37/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good summer beer. Easy to drink, citrus and spices. goes down easy. light in color

Photo of Muscatjo
4.93/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great beer for summer days. It is easy to drink and has citrus notes.

Photo of EmGM
4.69/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Look: golden hazy color
smell: sourdough bread, lemon citrus
taste: smooth, crisp and refreshing
aftertaste: doesn't linger, nice dissipating taste
overall: one of my favorites

Photo of justintcoons
2.56/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

16 oz can poured into a Pilsner glass.

Appearance
Super cloudy yellow with 1 finger of white head. Yeast sediment litters the glass.

Nose
Tangy wheat, lemon, and sourdough.

Taste
Fresh baked white bread along with some sourdough. Tangy wheat, lemon, and pear. Finishes with some grassy bitterness.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, crisp, and semi-dry with a moderate bitterness for the style.

Overall
Wheaty and bready yet very boring...

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

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a mug.

Appearance: The body has a light haze and a nice yellow color. It’s head is bright white, tall and long lasting. It also make some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: I get light notes of sour dough bread, light grain and light grassy hops with a slight citrusy lemon.

Taste/Palate: Up front it’s bready with mild citrusy notes moving in. As it finishes more grassy hop bitterness comes out. Overall it’s refreshing and we’ll carbonated.

Photo of Maiora13
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful well rounded Ale. Perfect for summer evenings. The Citrus aroma rounds the full body a wheat ale can often have making it uniquely light for a wheat ale.

Photo of Kirsten_Ann92
4.88/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am going to be a stereotypical Michigander right now but this is my absolute favorite beer for the summer. I love the light citrus notes and the smell of hops when you open it. Bell's does a great job with this beer and there is no question to as why it does well. Even when you first pour it looks phenomenal with it's light amber color!

Photo of claudialeshok
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This seasonal beer is such a great brew for being outside in the summer. It has citrus and spicy hops.

Photo of RABaxter
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Well balanced, plenty of hop character mixed with the more unique summery flavors, carbonation nice and mild, overall very drinkable and refreshing. Great way to start the summer months.

Photo of mmesce2
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer IS summer in the Great Lakes states. Great balance of hops / malts / spice. If you don't like it, then you don't like good beer.

Photo of partains
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pale golden yellow/orange
Smell: strong citrus and fruity
Taste: orange and mild spice and hop
Overall: I enjoyed how refreshing and crisp the beer is and my pallet liked the fruit/citrus flavors

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smells and looks good.
Strong bitter aftertaste.

Photo of QueenDiva2015
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

It was pretty good. A nice balance of fruits

Photo of KristoferLyons
3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This would be a nice river or summer beer. Very light and full of lot of light citrus fruits.

Photo of CashChel
4.66/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great summer drink with light fruity aroma and taste. An easy drink that has a mild enjoyable flavor.

Photo of lucasra1
3.05/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Mild fruit and spice notes on the nose and palate, has a full bodied mouth feel but lacks the accompanying flavor. Overall it is not as exciting as it has become known to be, but at the same time it is an easy-drinking beer.

Photo of Sydney10
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Visual: Pours a cloudy straw color.
Smell: A very powerful fruity smell of lemons and oranges. Smell of wheat.
Taste: Strong taste of oranges. Light spicy notes such as black pepper.
Overall: A good summer beer. Slightly overrated for all the attention it receives.

Photo of carolynschaf
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Oberon has a spicy hop in it. It is not brewed with orange as people may think. It is just water, malt, yeast and hops. On tap at the brewery they have Mango Habenero Oberon and they put those ingredients in the kettle.

Photo of rbjorkman
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

- Cloudy yellowish appearance
- Smells like citrus
- Bitter aftertaste
- Good for a summer beer
- Smooth

Photo of whitephi
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another summer beer with citrus notes and not overpowering flavor. Cloudy yellow look

Photo of Joseph01
4.82/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Color - Yellowish, Cloudy

Aroma - Fruity, orange characteristics

Palate - Smooth, orange notes, bitter aftertaste

Overall - Tastes great, would make a wonderful Summer afternoon beer!

Photo of meganrosso
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good but I like Blue Moon better

Photo of Jordanbull33
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An absolutely fantastic beer! Perfect for summers! Especially on Mackinac Island! It's like a Blue Moon on steroids! Yummy!

Photo of wilgenb1
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

great seasonal beer. good combination of orange and citrus. very similar to blue moon

Photo of jmalina121
2.7/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This beer has a nice full, round wheat flavor with orange notes. It is bitter on the finish, but still refreshing!

Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 6,065 ratings.