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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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5,221 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,221
Reviews: 1,579
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 136
Gots: 526 | 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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Photo of nukem5


4/5  rDev +5%

A: Great copper color with decent head nice legs clinging to walls of glass.

S: Smells of citrus and fruity malt in the back with a little touch of honey.

T: Pale malts with some fruity citrus hops on top.

M: Medium body with a good bit of carbonation and holds thruogh to bottom of glass.

O: A very good beer with a great reputation as a beer from a spectacular brewery.Definitly would drink again and again.

06-07-2011 04:48:14 | More by nukem5
Photo of heerboth


4/5  rDev +5%

07-29-2014 01:28:31 | More by heerboth
Photo of Nordbier


4/5  rDev +5%

12-25-2013 00:24:38 | More by Nordbier
Photo of cratez

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%

12oz bottle at The Dish in Ormond Beach, FL.

A: glowing, hazy yellow, one finger of white foam, spotted lacing on the pint glass.
S & T: zesty, resinous orange peel, tangerine and clementine, some lemon juice, citrus, doughy wheat and pale malts, elegant spiciness throughout.
M: delicate, silky body with a crisp and sharp finish.
D: awesome summer quencher from Bell's. Not as flavourful or complex as Three Floyd's Gumballhead, but still a great take on the style.

05-23-2010 16:58:41 | More by cratez
Photo of tapman


4.3/5  rDev +12.9%

Pours an opaque orange with sediment floating around and setteling on the bottom, whch is attractive to me since that means unfiltered. Also there is quite a bit of it so that should mean lots of ingredients. Head is slightly off white and about 1 1/2 fingers.

Hints of citrus, apricot and light toast make up the nose.A slightPart of the bread i think comes from the hops, though I'm not sure if they are of English origin, are and English/something else hybrid, or not at all English. Could use a little more hoppiness.

A little sweet and moderately bitter, once again the hops are bready yet bitter; the hops stand out a little more, but the fruity esters are almost lost. I'm gonna wait a bit for it to warm up...wait for it...almost...ok. Nice, the apricot returns and the bread becomes a light compliment to it, like toast and preserves. Since this is a summer beer i am a little concerned that it gets so much better when warmer.

Nice and chewy with a crisp carbonation that is only slightly biting. Could be a little lighter for a summer brew, but I really apreciate that the texture is as interesting as it is.

Enthusiastically drinkable. I know I said it was pretty thick and bready for a summer beer, but its delicious and still pretty refreshing. This beer could easily be enjoyed year round and i could see it complimenting many food dishes such as pork and deserts. Well done!

10-11-2007 06:18:54 | More by tapman
Photo of writerLJBerg


3.61/5  rDev -5.2%

12oz bottle.

A: Very cloudy and mostly pale yellow. Very little head. Looks pretty decent.

N: Lots of peppercorns, some banana and light grapefruit. The malt shines through with an appreciable biscuit. Follows up with spruce and earth.

T: Very peppery with a decent level of bitter bite. There’s a lot of bread running through this which makes for a substantial meal. Slight lemon sourness.

M: Round mouthfeel with a light body. Ends dry. Very, very well carbonated.

O: A great summer drinker. Nothing to amaze, but it’s well built and is a good step up for those who haven’t had anything more intense.

06-29-2013 05:16:39 | More by writerLJBerg
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-02-2013 04:11:06 | More by heavenlyStash
Photo of ne0m00re


4.18/5  rDev +9.7%

Had this one on-tap at Fabian's in Columbus, Ohio in a straight-sloped pint glass.
A: Crisp golden honey, amber. Very clear. Poured with a cream, dense head that slowly died to a film.
S: Slightly musty, citrus (orange), and peach with bright, slightly piney hops. The beer in general comes off as fresh and crisp.
T: Bread with fresh orange juice, peach, and citrusy, piney hops. It leaves a crisp orange zest to linger.
M: Creamy and frothy, slightly syrupy, but crisp.
D: Awesome, even for the style.
For me, this almost defines the hefeweizen, pale wheat style.

04-11-2010 00:53:01 | More by ne0m00re
Photo of divineaudio


3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

bottle into a weizen glass. bottled on 7/27/11.

a - pours a hazy golden yellow with plenty of yeast still in suspension. gave me a finger of foamy, pale yellow head that calmed to a film pretty quickly. leaves a bit of lacing in the glass as well.

s - clove, orange zest, toasted bread.

t - fresh baked bread with some spice. notes of lemon and orange are present as is a fairly mild hop bitterness. pretty well balanced.

m - medium bodied, slightly sticky, a little on the fizzy side.

o - a good beer for sure, i just don't understand why everyone raves so much about this one. worthy of the occasional purchase in my book.

08-26-2011 00:54:15 | More by divineaudio
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3.08/5  rDev -19.2%

Poured on tap into a pint glass.

A- Frothy two finger white head, very clear yellow straw color, nice carbonation
S- Very plain aroma, wheat and bready/malt is present, slight citrus and lime aromas, nothing special.
T- The taste is exactly the same as the aroma, slight citrus and lemon taste but nothing really stands out, some malt and breadiness is present but nothing else, very bland.
M- Light/medium mouth feel, nice carbonation, slight bitter aftertaste.
O- I was a little let down after drinking this beer, noting special stands out, the only big positive note for me would be that its refreshing on a hot summer day, would not pay to drink again

07-07-2011 10:01:20 | More by Chriscrundwell12
Photo of gpogo


3.73/5  rDev -2.1%

A- Pale golden, slightly hazed with some yeast particles. Large white head that slowly dissipates.

A- Sweet wheat malt slightly spicey with some subdued fruity notes, orange/lemon.

T- Grainy wheat flavor, slightly spicey.

M- Medium body with moderate carbonation.

D- Refreshing summer beer. Definitely sessionable.

09-09-2008 21:08:07 | More by gpogo
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New York

4/5  rDev +5%

05-22-2014 01:45:17 | More by BodiesLexus
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4/5  rDev +5%

11-15-2011 00:55:25 | More by Beefytits4
Photo of nortmand


1.95/5  rDev -48.8%

That's a yeasty bitch! Pours opaque orange, with a ton of yeast floaties(too damn many), I'd better find something to read on the pot for tomorrow morning.
Smell's,,,,neutral. Maybe some citrusy wheat?
Just not real flavorful, but there is a bit of wheatiness and a background citrus flavor. Oh, wait yeast sandwich. Virtually no aftertaste.
Mouthfeel.... well, it''s carbonated, that's gotta count for something, right?
Actually pretty drinkable, not much there, so not much there to complain about. Oooohhh... Larry Bell, you're tricky.

10-20-2004 23:32:27 | More by nortmand
Photo of csmiley


3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

A - Pours gold in color with an almost milky cloudiness. Some yellow shows up at the edges of the glass. The white head rose to proportions that were just above average and displayed average retention. Lacing was average as well.

S - Wheat is one of the stronger aromas but is not too strong overall. Staying in the background are notes of honey and yeast. Some fruity hops show up on the very end.

T - Wheat is strong in the flavor but is balanced well with everything else that is going on. Honey, pale malt, and yeast are easily noticed in the flavor and provide a nice compliment to the wheat. Fruitiness at the end is mild and citric in nature (think orange and a little grapefruit).

M - Medium bodied with good carbonation. Finish starts out with a typical wheat twang but hops come in and make it very interesting for the style.

D - Drinkability is quite good. It is refreshing and goes down pretty easy. The flavors are pleasing and the alcohol is low enough to have a couple of them. I would drink more of the Oberon and recommend it to anyone looking for a good summer beer.

06-09-2008 02:20:14 | More by csmiley
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-22-2013 02:02:25 | More by ackeeper
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-26-2014 12:44:38 | More by capnamerica
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-26-2014 21:40:23 | More by cmwilliq
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4/5  rDev +5%

02-27-2014 11:58:45 | More by yeaprolly
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-18-2013 21:31:26 | More by IronTom
Photo of blitz134


3.88/5  rDev +1.8%

After having all of Bell's Wheat Love brews earlier in the year I wanted to give their usual pale wheat a try.

Kind of a dull yellow color with a bit of haze to it. Clearer than expected. Initially this had a quarter inch head on the pour but reduced down to a single bubble layer.

Aroma is wheat and yeast with some corriander. Some bubblegum sweetness is in there too and possibly some apple juice aromas. I think I detect a bit of alcohol as well. Taste is well balanced, enough wheat and malt work to give this a good balance. A bit of grainy wheat is evident to start and then some more typical bready malts come in. Finish has a touch of bitterness with some straw hops.

Good medium mouthfeel. Coats the cheeks well and the carbonation makes this pretty crisp. Nice and refreshing overall, decent flavor compared to most pale wheats. Nicely done, IMO.

07-21-2006 02:15:34 | More by blitz134
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-30-2014 17:07:38 | More by heysuz
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

11-17-2011 06:54:24 | More by LSUPT
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

07-25-2014 23:25:24 | More by nyyfanatic213
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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

05-26-2012 18:27:18 | More by dumptruck81
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,221 ratings.