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

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5,631 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,631
Reviews: 1,607
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 155
Gots: 741 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002

Bell's Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bell's signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer.
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of jcalabre
3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Originally sampled on 2 October 2002. This beer pours a cloudy yellow color. The flavor has a nice bite on the palate. It very much reminds me of a white beer. I think that this is a pretty good American wheat. Not one of Bell's best, but certainly very good.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Slynger
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I guess this is the wrong time of year to review this one, but I will take it when I can get it.

Hazy golden hay color with a nicely sized fuzzy white lid.

The aroma is gentle citrus, earthly grainy wheat, and lightly spicy yeast.

Orangey-lemon citrus fruits introduce the taste with a subtle allure. Bready, earthly wheat and yeast mellowly take over, while fruity pears round the edges of the tongue. Mildly bitter finish of earthly hops and spice. A nice and easy medium body with just the right amount of refreshing carbonation.

Really good, incredibly balanced, flat out tasty, and damn refreshing. For sure one of the best pale wheat's I have ever laid lips on. A must attain summer beer that is even great in the winter.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

4/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Solid wheat beer, to me it's not one of the top beers in the style, but it's for sure a very solid one i wouldn't hesitate to buy a 6er of to take to a friends house to grill or hang out with.

Hazy golden sun color, white thin band around edge, citrusy with a very slight yeasty character, but the orange is forefront and standout. mouth feel has medium carbination and a slightly viscious consistancy, very drinkable during the summer months but not appealing to me during the other 6, and this is one of the few beers id rather drink chilled then room temperature.

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4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Strange to see that I've never reviewed this beer; staunch supporter that I am. Difficult to review to the American Pale Wheat style, but I'll be objective.

Bottled on May 3, 2010 (not terribly old).

A -- Hazy, deep golden -- yeast suspension is ghostly. Thick, light tan head that settles to a foamy cap with very nice lacing.

S -- Spicy hops, light peach citrus esters, mild DMS. All very inviting.

T -- A mildly citrus character hits first, followed by a nice balance of wheat and bready malts -- nearly Weizen-like -- even Wit-like. Finishes with spicy hops and a nice blend of graininess and citrus.

M -- Light medium body with a soft mouthfeel that finishes dry and crisp.

D -- As the 5.0 defines, Exceptional.

Those who tend to compare this to macro swill confound me, there is so much character in this brew that can't be found in any B, M, or C -- I wonder if any new beer drinker is getting beyond extreme brews.

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

A: Gold with a lot of large clumps of fluculated yeast floating around. One finger white foam head and decent lace

S: Orange peel, possibly just a citrusy hops though, but not bitter. No malt. A pleasing smell.

T: Biting, but refreshing. Still citrusy and still no malt. Not at all offensive

M: Haltingly biting

D: Easy, light.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,631 ratings.