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

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5,444 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,444
Reviews: 1,588
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 140
Gots: 612 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Sanchezrox23, Apr 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

ToddBeans, Mar 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

nitter, Sep 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

bluesplit63, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of NumberNone
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

NumberNone, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of kegger22
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured orange with yeast suspended all over the place and a tiny head that immediately disappeared. The aroma was not much, my nose has let me down again. The taste? I liked this and I generally shy away from beers that have the word wheat anywhere in their description. Lightly sweet, lightly lemon with no bitterness, no aftertaste. Mild, pleasant. Medium bodied, with all the yeast, a fair amount of carbonation. Drinkability is excellent. Especially in the summertime.

kegger22, Aug 27, 2009
Photo of hinemk76
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

hinemk76, May 01, 2012
Photo of EigenBeer
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

EigenBeer, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Zraly
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, pale yellow. Generous two-finger head. Smells a touch grassy and floral.

Wheat cracker malt flavor with a slightly spicy and grassy hop finish. A bit of residual sweetness toward the finish but it ends on a dry note. The dryness evolves to a citrus note. Body is medium-light. Easy to drink, has a thirst quenching quality to it.

A decent session ale for warmer weather. Great for drinking while you are outside grilling up some love. Love the 4 pack, 16 ounce cans for $6.99 -- definitely a bargain.

Zraly, Jun 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

RMelyon, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of yeaprolly
4/5  rDev +5%

yeaprolly, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of jpro
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Alright - if you're drinking this beer indoors, stop immediately and proceed to the nearest patio / deck / beach / etc. For this ale, indoors = blah... outdoors = yes! (a la Marv Albert).

The appearance of this ale is nice: it pours a bright, honey gold with a fluffy white head that dissipates yet maintains a presence throughout consumption; lots of tiny carbo bubbles. The beer has a slightly earthy aroma, with some sweet malty notes and is a touch bready - aroma is kind of typical of a bottle conditioned ale. The taste starts off sweet, but has a nice, light bitter finish - hints of spice throughout; definitely not something that'll sweep you off your feet. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, nice carbonation for a summer brew. This stuff is quite drinkable - kind of surprised that the abv is 5.8% (seems like it should be lower) - very refreshing!

Again, probably enjoyed best outdoors on a nice sunny day -

jpro, Jul 03, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

clay23, May 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mpenning13, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Neffbeer, Nov 17, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

weaselchew, May 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

mverity, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

LoganMc, Monday at 10:30 PM
Photo of confer
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pale yellow, cloudy with lots of floating yeast.
S- Very faint wheat ale aroma. Barely there.
T- The more I drank the better I liked it. Wheat flavor with a fruit hint maybe apricot.
MD-This is a fantastic summer beer. It is one of the best American unfiltered wheat beers I have had.

confer, Aug 16, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

CreightonSM, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Rau71, May 24, 2012
Photo of jcalabre
3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Originally sampled on 2 October 2002. This beer pours a cloudy yellow color. The flavor has a nice bite on the palate. It very much reminds me of a white beer. I think that this is a pretty good American wheat. Not one of Bell's best, but certainly very good.

jcalabre, Jun 17, 2003
Photo of Slynger
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I guess this is the wrong time of year to review this one, but I will take it when I can get it.

Hazy golden hay color with a nicely sized fuzzy white lid.

The aroma is gentle citrus, earthly grainy wheat, and lightly spicy yeast.

Orangey-lemon citrus fruits introduce the taste with a subtle allure. Bready, earthly wheat and yeast mellowly take over, while fruity pears round the edges of the tongue. Mildly bitter finish of earthly hops and spice. A nice and easy medium body with just the right amount of refreshing carbonation.

Really good, incredibly balanced, flat out tasty, and damn refreshing. For sure one of the best pale wheat's I have ever laid lips on. A must attain summer beer that is even great in the winter.

Slynger, Feb 13, 2008
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4/5  rDev +5%

kirkse, Jan 25, 2012
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 5,444 ratings.