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

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Bell's Oberon AleBell's Oberon Ale

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Ratings: 5,577
Reviews: 1,595
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 148
Gots: 668 | 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

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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 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, batch 8333

A: Murky light golden under a medium sized, foamy white head. A little lace, decent retention.

S: Malt character is a little thin in the nose. Mostly some grassy hops. A bit of citrus. Not bad, but could be a little better.

T: A little yeasty, wheat stands out here, sweet, bit of hops mixed in. Pretty good.

M/D: Medium body, good carbonation. Drinkability is really good on this one. Could easily drink this all day long during a hot summer afternoon.

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4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at Zeno’s in State College
A: very cloudy peach-ish amber with a small, white, tight head with good retention. Excellent lacing.
S: Fruity, citrus and berry, light wheaty and earthy spice
T: More citrus than berry here, then some nice yeast and grain with a pleasant light bready flavor toward the finish.
M: Medium body, juicy texture, moderate carbonation.
D: SUPER-easy-drinking and refreshing while still remaining interesting. Very nice!

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3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Couple of warm days have me itching for a summer brew. Picked this one up tonight.

Golden color with a bone white head that dissapears before i can start typing. Film leaves some ok lacing. Smell of wheat. Also pick up some grassy notes and just a hint of citrus. Taste is mostly wheat with a faint orange bite and a little bit of yeast spicyness. Not as highly carbonated as I would expect for this style. Overall a nice summer brew and another solid offering from Bell's.

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3.13/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours as a very hazy straw color with a very muted head. The floating stuff is in suspended animation in the beer. It's like those lucite paperweights only more hazy and yellow

S - I know that several have gotten citrus in the nose, but all I'm getting is malty. It's not very cold, so I would imagine that if there was anything else to be sniffed, I'd get it. I don't.

T - Just like the nose. Malty. I get a little of the citrus in the taste but it's not overwhelming. A little bitter, but it's not the most demanding calling card of the taste.

M - Significant carbonation with a light yet silky mouthfeel. Not too much aftertaste.

I'm not incredibly impressed by this. Maybe an orange wedge could tune it up, but I'm not into all that.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

The body is a cloudy copper with some light orange tint to it. The head is creamy, full, and sticky. Rings of broken-up lace form all the way down the sides of the glass, occasionally connected by a little sliver of foam. Nice and cloudy as the yeast floats in suspension.

The aroma is wheaty, sure, but aside from that, there isn't really anything notable going on here. Some grassy and earthy notes, but overall, disappointing. The flavor does improve somewhat as it brings in brightness with some orange zest. Again, though, not much complexity or character here. Just sort of blah.

The mouthfeel is about what you would expect. Light to medium, a bit closer to medium. The carbonation is there, but not overwhelming. Really, this is a beer that I could go my whole life without even yearning for again. Bell's makes some great stuff, but this is not their best work.

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Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,577 ratings.