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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

5,508 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,508
Reviews: 1,588
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 142
Gots: 638 | 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 tlazaroff
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a nice hazy, but bright apricot color with a fluffy off-white head and nice lacing.

S: Typical wheat and grain smell, with faint ripe banana and other fruits.

T: Nice earthy hop presence backed by a somewhat sweet tasting malt base.

M: A bit cloying at first, but it seems to thin out as you drink. Good carbonation.

D: Very high, this is a great summertime beer!

tlazaroff, Apr 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a newer review on this beer. i am wondering if in August when i tried it last it had been sitting for a while. i picked up some yesterday and i know that it is fresh.

it is quite tasty and much better than the last sample!

this is a good beer. i was looking forward to trying a number of options that Bells offer. this poured nicely into my glass with the usual nice carbonation, head and lace. it smelled pleasant with a hint of citris. taste was light..maybe a bit light for my tastes but it was good. a bit stronger and this would be a regular for me.

suckem up and movem out!


giblet, Aug 15, 2007
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4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best summer seasonals I have ever tasted, and growing up and going to college in Michigan, I have had many, many samples of this brew. So glad it's in North Carolina now. This is one of the few beers that a slice of orange actually accentuates, instead of hiding beer flavor.

bboven, Jul 17, 2007
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3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright golden color from 12oz bottle, with minimal head which quickly dissipates. Still, it leaves a nice lacing on the glass.
Smells of wheat and faintly of barley & hops.
Smacks of wheat flavor with a subtle hop edge. Malted barley is there, though not outspoken. Subtle lemon & grassy aftertaste.
Hops & carbonation leave a somewhat noticable feel in the mouth.
Overall, this does go down smooth, but not a particularly outstanding or notable summer wheat ale. It's missing spices and anything else to differentiate itself from the pack. Definitely one of the lesser Bell's brews I've experienced.

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4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice clear amber with a bleach white head. Loads of carbonation filling up all sides of the glass. Smells of orange peels, among other fruits, and relatively spicey. A great sniffer indeed. Tastes very malty at first, with a well balanced middle when the hops start showing, and finishes very hoppy with a nice spciy bite. Well done. A great brew, the first I've had from Bell's, and based on this it won't be the last. Recommended, indeed.

santoslhalper, Nov 02, 2004
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3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: a dusty gold and yellow color with decent lacing. It glows in the glass and is awfuly active, or I should say, bubbly.

Smell: sweet malt nose along with hops and wheat, most notably wheat. Nothing to exciting going on in my glass. Slight citrus and fresh oranges smell.

Taste/Mouthfeel: hops push through a little more and help balance the malt and wheat. Hops provide a small amount of spice which is paired nicely with sweet oranges and a sort of lemony zest. Always is and has been very drinkable in the warm days of summer and compliments most grilled food wonderfully. Goes down smooth and is carbonated nicely.

Last years brew seemed a bit more sweet to me, this year has more of a unfiltered wheat type of taste.
What do you know another great beer from the people down in K-zoo! Oberon has been a staple beer in my favorite brews, so it is hard to say anything bad.

Magpie14, Apr 03, 2007
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,508 ratings.