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

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86
very good

5,511 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,511
Reviews: 1,588
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 143
Gots: 637 | 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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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a great summer ale. Has a nice hazy yellowish-golden color. You can taste the citrus flavors. If you want a real treat, put a slice of orange in your beer. Great light beer for people who don't want something too heavy.

Overall it is my favorite summer beer.

phartman133, Apr 22, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Yellow golden color with a nice citrus aroma. Strong scent of orange and lemon. Flavor brings out a feel of summer with its hints of orange and citrus. Sediments linger but do not hinder the flavors of the beer. Very good seasonal beer (especially for summer)

ZachMcGinn, Apr 22, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It's a crisp beer that's great for the summer time. Has a slight sweetness that makes it very appealing for warmer weather. The mouth feel is light and easy to drink.
Served with an orange which added some complexity allowing the true wheat flavors to come out.
Has a pale yellow straw color, with slight cloudyness from sediments.

Jesswellick, Apr 22, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A great summer beer. Tastes like summer - light and refreshing to drink when it's hot outside. Yeasty with citrus after notes. Cloudy yellow body with a mildly hoppy aroma. The beer maintains a crisp and refreshing taste. Frothy white head holds the body of the beer.

gogreen99, Apr 22, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is around two fingers high, and is a smidge off-white in its shade. Its texture is extremely frothy, as expected, with good retention too. Some lacing is left on the glass.

S: Lots of bready wheat on the nose. Not particularly estery; then again, it's not a hefeweizen. The mild hop character helps compensate with subtle pine and citrus. It's simplistic, but it's not trying to be anything more than a gently-hopped wheat beer.

T: The opening character is surprisingly heavy in peaches and apricots. Afterwards, wheat notes take over, and creates a slightly intrusive finish combined with subtle hopping. It becomes slightly more enjoyable when some of the hops come out and conceal the wheat flavor slightly.

M: Dry yet refreshing, it goes down easily without parching the palate. There is some residual sugar around to beef up the body and balance some of the more bitter characteristics. Powerful carbonation, as expected.

O: Barring a couple offerings, a lot of this brewery's offerings are pretty average - this included. I guess I'm just not a huge fan of standard (non-hefeweizen, non-hoppy) wheat beers. On the other hand, I understand why this is popular - it's easy going and very drinkable. I'd never refuse one, but I wouldn't seek it out.

ThisWangsChung, Apr 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Spiral517, Apr 17, 2014
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,511 ratings.