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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

4,758 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,758
Reviews: 1,560
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 122
Gots: 341 | 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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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.3%

11-01-2012 06:50:38 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-14-2014 00:07:16 | More by DerekQXQX
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BierReise

Florida

3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a Belgian Wit, deep honey colored with thin white head., wnd little retention. Aroma is a bit yeasty with heavy wheat malt presence. Very crisp on the palate which reminds me of a belgian style. Flavor is mediocre. A somewhat generic bland flavor to it that reminds me of Blue Moon's white. No great flavors really jumping out at you. Finishes slightly bitter, and a little stale.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2003 13:06:07 | More by BierReise
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arguemaniac

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with an orange hue as well. Yeasty nose with a distinct hay character to it. Grassy, yeasty palate with a lemony citrus touch, lots of grainy wheat malt and a fairly mild hop bitterness.

Not bad at all, but I would probably enjoy this sort of thing more if the weather was nicer. I guess it was pretty solid but I just wasn’t really in the mood…

Still, recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2007 02:29:07 | More by arguemaniac
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photomike

California

4/5  rDev +5%

12-14-2011 18:52:08 | More by photomike
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zachary80

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5%

08-24-2012 21:08:15 | More by zachary80
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mweso2000

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-21-2012 23:03:15 | More by mweso2000
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mecmd

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

03-31-2012 06:14:37 | More by mecmd
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AwYeh

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottled on 4/18/12, poured into pint glass.

A: Pours a cloudy golden color– nearly opaque but pretty bright and vibrant. There's a half-finger or so of fine, white head, and a decent quantity of carbonation bubbles flowing through the glass.

S: Light bready, wheaty smell, accentuated by freshly cut grass, orange and lemon peels.

T: Quite a punch to follow up the relatively light aroma– bread and fresh grass show up initially, with citrus flavors backing them up. Taste intensifies on the finish, then lingering yeast and bitter grass/citrus flavors remain for a while. The yeast overpowers the other flavors a bit, but is not unwelcome. I might just be imagining it, but the beer seemed to taste a bit better after I poured the sediment at the bottom of the bottle into my glass.

M: Light, smooth, and crisp, with moderate carbonation. Just a bit of a tingling resulting from the beer's bitterness.

O: Despite my limited experience in the American Pale Wheat style coupled with the dramatic variance of beers within it, this one's strong flavors make it better than average. I definitely see the appeal in drinking a few of these on a hot summer day, and wouldn't mind revisiting Oberon in the future.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 21:56:50 | More by AwYeh
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billhelm

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-25-2014 16:35:03 | More by billhelm
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JRBecks

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

04-09-2012 16:16:14 | More by JRBecks
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seavercm

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-22-2013 18:51:39 | More by seavercm
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WoodburyMN

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-21-2012 23:48:25 | More by WoodburyMN
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mrcraft

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-23-2014 03:25:02 | More by mrcraft
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amalburg

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.3%

04-30-2014 22:49:11 | More by amalburg
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ultralarry2006

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz.bottle. Left a two finger head with good retention and good lacing. Body was a hazy orangish gold. Looks good.

Smell - toasty malt, and toasty wheat. Grassy, herbally, and spicy hops. Hint of bananas and cloves.

Taste - toasty and cracker-like malt and wheat. Slight wheaty creaminess. Some lemon. Some grassy, herbally hops. The taste here is slightly laid back, somewhat subtle, but very good.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, smooth, slight hop oil slickness, slightly creamy.

Drinkability - very good, goes down easy, and is very sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2006 17:37:52 | More by ultralarry2006
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HopBrain

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-26-2013 17:23:52 | More by HopBrain
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Evarigan

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-31-2014 13:47:32 | More by Evarigan
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Morakaton

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

03-04-2014 11:40:18 | More by Morakaton
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BarrelO

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Batch 8992, packaged on February 26, 2009.

A: Hazy light orange with a nice two-finger head.

S: Hops, citrus, and sugar.

T: Like a cross between a pilsner and a wheat beer. Spicy hops, sweet bready malt, and lemony tartness. Quite unlike any other wheat beer I've ever had.

M: Light with plenty of carbonation.

D: Unique and refreshing. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2009 02:39:39 | More by BarrelO
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Gyle41386

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a weizen glass. Thanks, Kadonny!

Pours a hazy golden color. Decent white head doesn't last too terribly long. Some nice lacing.

Big wheaty nose. Some spice, and a little bit of fruity hops.

Flavor essentially follows the nose. Wheat malt and a very, very light hop bitterness. Also light spicing. Bone dry finish. Just doesn't seem like there's much depth to the flavor.

Very crisp and refreshing. Easy drinker. Body doesn't seem as light as most wheats. Very smooth.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2009 03:26:25 | More by Gyle41386
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Glad to be back in Michigan to sample/re-review an old favorite from when I lived in Michigan.

A: hazy pale yellow colored body and left a one finger white head that died within thirty seconds. Some nice ringy lacing was left. Some light slow carbonation was seen rising.

S: some moderate flavors of wheat along with notes of orange and lemon.

T: basically the same with a slight added hops to it and a nice bit of light sourness to it.

M: light with a decent amount of carbonation hitting the tongue, but in a nice and acceptable way for the style.

O: this is a good summer beer that is quite drinkable and makes me want to move back to Michigan just so I can have it in the summers.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 03:10:37 | More by BeerKangaroo
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-22-2013 03:45:28 | More by maDUECEgunner
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-04-2014 16:38:22 | More by kayrex
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Mojo

Alabama

3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a very cloudy (due to lots of particulate) pale gold. There was about a one finger white head with good retention and a fairly good amount of lacing. Smell is very subtle with some bread, apples, oranges, and grassy notes. Taste is very mild, almost no bitterness, just about perfect for a hot summer day. Honestly I expected more from this, but it is not bad at all, just not spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 03:47:49 | More by Mojo
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 4,758 ratings.