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

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Bell's Oberon AleBell's Oberon Ale

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86
very good

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Ratings: 5,578
Reviews: 1,595
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 149
Gots: 671 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002)
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Photo of djeucalyptus
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a cloudy orange candy hue, with a nice light-caramel pillowy one-finger head that has impressive retention. Fair lacing down the glass. The color is really inviting.

aroma is mild, but definite wheat malt and citrus. candied grapefruit, orange, a hint of lemon. maybe a hint of yeast - bread dough... with more citrus.

wheat, fruit, caramel. reminds me of candied grapefruit. and those candy citrus slices. Deliciously flavorful, with a nice soft wheat backdrop and bright citrusy accents.

Mouthfeel is solid. fairly full-bodied and creamy from the wheat, with a nice slightly hoppy crispness. Reminds me of summer, in a nice, thick, popsicle sort of way.

I would drink this one all day long in the summer if i could. It reminds me of summer and california citrus. Deliciously pleasant. Not incredibly unique, but the wheat notes are beautiful and the citrus fruit accents are almost heavenly. Definitely a must try.

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

On-tap at Rooster's Beak.

A: It is a clouded pale yellow color with a thick two fingers of white head that has good retention and lacing.

S: Lots of wheat, lemon, pear, and a touch of spice.

T: Grassy flavors, some lemon, and pear.

M: The body is light and highly carbonated with a clean finish.

O: This is refreshing and quite quaffable.

Photo of StlHopHead77
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my first encounter with a Bell's product.Enjoyed at Bossanova's on 6/15/10.

A-Pours a pale,straw/orange.Decent one finger white head with spotty lacing.

S-Sweet citrus,frosted mini-wheats and pale malt.

T-Much like the nose.Syrupy citrus,sweet malt and
wheat bread.

M-Light,crisp and refreshing.Good carbonation.

D-Drinkability on this one is very high especially after mowing on a Summer day.

Photo of steamboatbrewer
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Very hazy orange color with lots of bubbles.

The aroma is citric with a thick wheat base.

The taste is thick and not too strong. It's very dominant wheat with hints of citrus and just a slight hop bite.

Very full bodied beer, thick and refreshing.

Another great summer beer!

Photo of HopsMatt
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of djgustafson
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of willjschmidt
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of khiasmus
3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- The typical pale wheat color... a light goldenrod that's a bit hazy... but oh my, the head is awesome. Solid three fingers of fluffy white head, that leaves a spiderweb of lace all the way down the glass. Beautiful.

S- Some orange and spice, a hint of wheat, a good bit of yeast, and even a touch of alcohol in the back, but everything is subdued...

T- Malty character infused with a light sweet citrus, some white bread and yeast, light hops (saaz?), but a strange flavor in the aftertaste, and one that isn't so pleasant... metal? Just drink again, so you don't have to deal with that aftertaste...

M- Light body, high carbonation, crisp, with a bit of astringency lingering in the finish.

D- Pretty good, but there are better ones out there. A disappointment from Bell's.

Photo of rcjennings
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of supercolter
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A great summer beer to win over some macro lovers.
Appearance is good with a decent 1.5 finger head.
Smell is very faint, but some quality malt and citrus (maybe orange).
Taste is a bit more pronounce with some malt that is a touch sweet and lighter malt than the nose.
Mouthfeel is good. Medium to light on the tongue.
Drinkability is quite good, it is sessionable but also very light.

Photo of Evarigan
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of tuckerlikesbeer
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Lawl3ss
2.9/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(From notes)

Served well chilled in an Imperial shaker. I appreciated that the bartender asked if I wanted lemon or not before adding it. I declined.

Look- Hazy butterscotch, served with a half-finger of loose suds that falls quickly. Nice lacing. Poor retention for a wheat ale.

Smell- Bready, vague citrus rind, lemon pepper.

Taste- Floury, grainy, subdued spice, light citrus. Fades to pizza dough and soft pine. Aggressive finish. Simcoe/Summit perhaps? A little rough for a wheat ale.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, moderate carb. Slick on the swallow. Finishes tart, slightly astringent.

Overall- Not really my cup of tea, but ok. I felt no need to finish the 20 oz.

Photo of nyyfanatic213
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of Ricochet
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The infamous Oberon. Heard lots, finally got to try it.

A: Light orange, little head, particulate flowing over the carbs but staying afloat. Lively.

S: Citrus smell , almost a creamsicle. That was all. Malt maybe?

M: Thick, chewy, creamy, orange peel aftertaste, slightly bitter wash. Nice.

T: Can't say where I've tasted this before, but I have. Slightly acidic, with a stong wheat and citrus profile with the alcohol coming in at the end This is a decent drinker, but not overly great.

D: Yes, very. Price however, 8 for a 6, I can find plenty of other tastes for less.

Photo of Elfastball7
4/5  rDev +5%

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

This was poured from the bottle into a weiss glass. It has a cloudy golden color with a fantastic head that has excellent retention. The aroma is mostly wheat malt with hints of orange and subtle hops. The flavor is mostly rich malted wheat. The finish is quite nice - accents of orange and a trace of hops. It has a medium body that is very creamy with moderate carbonation.

This is one of my favorite American wheat beers - a great summer refresher. It has a uniqueness that is unmatched in my experience to other beers in itss class. However, it is much better closer to the source (at the Eccentric Cafe) from the cask!

Photo of GDBEERMAN
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into Wisconsin Beer Fest mug.

A: A Thin white head, leaves slight lacing. A hazy body of orange.

S: Hints of clove and banana, a bold aroma.

T: A pleasant cream to the body of this beer. A nice and medium body for a wheat. The balance of malts and hops are well done.

M: Nice, warming mouthfeel. Very nice to find a creamy wheat beer.

D: This I find to be a very drinkable beer, in regards to style and overall impression the beer gives off. Many more sips are needed to find the subtle hidden flavors.

Notes: This is a great beer for the style, a goto for a lighter beer that has a nice warming body to it.

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of marcpal
4.53/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had first at Eulogy in Philly and enjoyed another bottle to try again- both equally tasty.
Poured this bottle into a blue moon chalice.

A: Hazy orange with a pillow big frothy head. Lacing sticks around.

S: Predominantly belgian wheat. Fruity aroma without being too sweet.

T: Pleasant sweetness and a touch of hops with the complete wheat taste. Spicy orange, in this version as well as I was unhappy they tossed an orange in it at Eulogy.

M: Unique, a full body and chewiness for a wheat of the style. The dense beer is still incredibly refreshing. Really shined here.

D: Oh so drinkable. Tasty and one of the most refreshing on the market.

Highly recommended, have to grab a case next time Im in PA- great summer beer.

Photo of Azpittil57
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of davet100
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of YalovaIA
4/5  rDev +5%

Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,578 ratings.