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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

4,888 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,888
Reviews: 1,570
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 125
Gots: 381 | FT: 4
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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3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into sensory glass. Appearance is a hazy medium gold color with a small white head that dissipates fairly quickly with minimal lacing.

Smell is of citrus, light fruits, hops, and wheat.

Tastes heavy on citrus and sweet malt up front, followed by some wheat bread taste and finished with some dry hops for a nice amount of bitterness. Mouthfeel is light, tangy, and highly carbonated.

Overall, a good summer beer that is worth a go every year.

Serving type: bottle

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 16 oz can into a nonic.

A-A short-lived off-white head leaves a bit of lacing on the glass as it fades. The beer is murky and straw in color with only a stray bubble or two of carbonation visible.

S-The aroma is musty with wet wheat grain dominating my palate. There is a touch of lemony bite in there, as well as some vague hop aromas, but also some metallic grain and a bit of skunkiness. Maybe my can isn't fresh?

T-The taste follows the smell mostly with slightly sweet, doughy wheat flavors, a touch of lemon, some vague grassy hop flavors, and a bit of skunkiness. It is quenchable, but not terribly interesting.

M-The heft is light to medium with a semi-crisp carbonation that attack my palate softly rather than aggressively and pairs well with the flavors and style.

O-Perhaps my can was old, but I was a bit let down by this beer. I was hoping for something quenchable but with a bit more substance than a typical wheat beer. Oberon, however, just felt watered down and hastily assembled. It isn't terrible, but I don't need to drink it again.

Serving type: can

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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undoubtedly among the most popular summer beer on the market, Bell's Brewery has carved out a niche in the hot weather market with a fruity-sweet but balanced taste that truly captures the essence of the season.

Its hazy straw color highlights its racy carbonation; fueling a tall column of froth that pops to whet the taste with its strong and playful perfume. Orange, mango and apricot are illuminated by the bready sweetness of angel food cake and damp cereal grain. Its spicy waft is delicately of pepper, mint and herb.

Over the middle, its whimsical creaminess is slowly replaced with playful acidity, reminding the palate of fruit juice and white wine- mimosa perhaps. A glimmer of lemon, banana and bubblegum reads notions of hefeweizen before the signature grain and leaf medley of American wheat beer sets in.

Its closing taste is smooth, creamy-dry and with an herbal bitterness, similar to sassafras and soft white pepper. Sweetness continues to dissolve and exposes the elements of grain, leaf, mint, clove and even vanilla.

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Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 4,888 ratings.