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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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very good

5,168 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,168
Reviews: 1,577
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 130
Gots: 509 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002)
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

03-30-2013 04:13:33 | More by jmccullough108
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

01-29-2013 17:58:10 | More by atoulouk
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-13-2014 15:28:40 | More by montrealbcr89
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1.25/5  rDev -67.2%

04-13-2013 21:37:23 | More by DbbC
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

10-24-2013 20:03:31 | More by BEERschlitz
Photo of Murph


4.58/5  rDev +20.2%

Pours a super hazy golden with a nice fluffy head that sinks just a little too quickly. Some large yeasties are suspended in this brew. Smell is of floral, slightly spicy hops and some lemony citrus. Sharp lemony/orangey citrus flavor on tongue as well as some nice spicy hoppiness. Some light, bready yeastiness is detectable as well. Crisp and refreshing, this is one of the best summer brews I have had. Very refreshing and extremely drinkable. My only regret is that this beer isn't in circulation down here in VA. Thanks to Deuce for the sample.

07-01-2002 09:20:52 | More by Murph
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4.45/5  rDev +16.8%

Pours a hazy, cloudy pale yellow with a medium head. Aroma of sweet cream butter and caramel.

Taste is the same as the aroma: Fluffy, buttery, light biscuity taste with caramel, vanilla and honey. Light wheaty flavors but, surprisingly, no yeast. Also surprising is how not-cloying this beer is, as it could very easily have fallen over the sweetness edge.

Velvety smooth, silky texture -- it's like a carnival in my mouth! Very drinkable, could stay with this one all night. Classified as a weizen but impresses me more as a hybrid cream ale. Best of the Bell's products I've tried, and that's pretty impressive.

06-06-2004 21:52:53 | More by assurbanipaul
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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

Pours a cloudy golden straw color with a two and half finger head. Shows great retention and spectacular rings of lace. Wheat malt and mild grassy/floral hop aromas. Sweet upfront, pale malt and soft wheat tones; followed by a light melon fruit note and gentle clove spice. Aftertaste is very tame, with a timid hop bitterness and floral hop flavor that blends very well with the spice and achives a near perfect balance. This appears to be a American Pale wheat ale that has not been stripped of it's German ancestral roots. Moderate carbonation and medium body derive some texture from unfiltered wheat and suspended yeast to form a nice creamy mouthfeel accented with yeast complexity. Finishes mostly clean with only a hint of residual wheat and a mention of spice. Highly quaffable for sure and a testament to how satisfying this style can be.

03-31-2007 06:29:56 | More by PBRstreetgang
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3.83/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, light orange color. Has a small, frothy head that dissipates slowly down to a creamy cap that leaves some spotty lacing.

Smell: Has a light, lemon/orange citirc smell with a bit of dry wheatiness.

Taste: Has a mild bitterness up front backed by a significant citrus flavor. Finishes wheaty and bitter with a hint of sweetness and spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing. Exactly to style.

Overall: An above average wheat beer but nothing exceedingly memorable. A good summer seasonal but perhaps a tad over-priced.

06-28-2011 00:42:19 | More by wahhmaster
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New York

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%

Enjoyed on tap at a small pizza joint outside of Orlando.

Small white head retains as a cap over golden with yellow edges. Good lacing. Aromas are faint fruitiness and wheat, with flavors mirroring what I'm getting on the nose. Stone fruit and fresh graininess. It's a weird combination of sour and ripe fruits. A crispy, thin mouthfeel helps it all go down smoothly. Not sure I'd reach for this again, what with all the other incredible Bell's offerings!

08-01-2010 02:18:06 | More by washburnkid
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New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

Agree with other top reviewers - this is one of best US Wheat Beers.
Try Carton's Wit Whale for a brand new offering to compare.

A: Rich firm head, that overcaps the glass and descends very slowing to into a "man on the moon" crater face and canyons of lace.

S: Too mild. Low maltiness, but apricot style fruit. Low yeast. The taste is much greater than the aroma.

Taste: Wheat Malt with apricot/lemony fruit is checked by the bitter, mild hops - nicely balanced. Astringent citrus rind with a creamy body. (apricot/orange creamsicle?)

MF: A round, full body. Slightly spicy, peppery in the follow through. Very appetizing, great summer beer, great food beer, and like Carton Wit Whale built for summer seafood, esp shell fish. Ends crisp, refreshing.

Great summertime, must try. I wish this came in cans. Good boat beer.

05-05-2014 01:15:10 | More by Act25
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-01-2012 15:14:52 | More by tmm313
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-16-2013 19:30:36 | More by kguard
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-25-2013 03:51:07 | More by jemarent
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

06-12-2014 21:36:37 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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4/5  rDev +5%

11-16-2011 08:37:36 | More by ej285701
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1.95/5  rDev -48.8%

Batch 10264 from the bottle Bell's Oberon, poured into a Brooklyn Tulip.

This beer is off. I'm not sure if this what it is intended to taste like, but it smells and tastes like soybean milk. It has a weird cereal, bean-y smell and taste. I could not finish it and poured it out. It didn't taste very much like wheat or citrus, but mostly like old tofu. Not good.

04-28-2011 05:02:26 | More by Soonami
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4/5  rDev +5%

08-24-2012 21:08:15 | More by zachary80
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-12-2013 13:30:40 | More by wesley14
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4/5  rDev +5%

03-28-2013 02:54:50 | More by jman005
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-06-2012 18:42:23 | More by azorie
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3.68/5  rDev -3.4%

A - Gorgeous tangerine color riddled with rising suds and yeasty currents. Produced a nice frothy head and laces quite well. Once again Bell's presentation is very nice.

S - Reminiscent of fresh oranges with some grain and other citrus notes. Just barely can the alcohol be detected near the end, and were it not for that I wouldn't think this was a beer. It is pleasant none-the-less.

T - The profile is far fuller than it's appearance leads to believe. More wheat and less pale if you know what I mean. There are citrus flavors mixed in as well, possibly apricot.

M - Medium bodied and creamy, it leaves a residue in the mouth, but has great carbonation.

D - Pretty good I'd say, I could definitely put a few back. A balanced and surprisingly flavorful brew. Bell's has yet to fail to impress!

10-30-2007 21:56:55 | More by PhageLab
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-14-2014 18:43:55 | More by ahommell
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-14-2014 00:07:16 | More by DerekQXQX
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3.18/5  rDev -16.5%

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.

06-20-2003 13:06:07 | More by BierReise
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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