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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

5,357 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,357
Reviews: 1,587
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 139
Gots: 581 | FT: 4
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

djgustafson, Apr 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Skye1024, Dec 27, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

wesley14, Apr 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

SonOfKyuss, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

paulys55, Nov 20, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

atoulouk, Jan 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

ColdWaffles, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of jmccullough108
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

jmccullough108, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Tyecko, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of CHILLINDYLAN
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy Golden Straw. Decent sized bubbly white cap. Decent retention. Some nice light bubbly lacing. Some yeast sediment that settles to the bottle of the glass.

Grassy and Floral, Lemon zest and citrus. Wheat and sunshine. Spicy, peppery, yeasty. Nice hop aroma for style.

Crisp wheat. grassy lemon and floral hop flavor. Pleasant mild hoppy bitterness. Spicy yeast esters.

Light bodied. Crisp, high carbonation, refreshing. Slight stickiness. Good mouthfeel for style.

Very sessionable. Bubbly and refreshing and hoppy. Great summer/warm weather brew.

CHILLINDYLAN, Sep 27, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

montrealbcr89, Mar 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jburd19, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Lukebell15, May 25, 2014
Photo of Murph
4.58/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Murph, Jul 01, 2002
Photo of assurbanipaul
4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

assurbanipaul, Jun 06, 2004
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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

PBRstreetgang, Mar 31, 2007
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3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

wahhmaster, Jun 28, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

washburnkid, Aug 01, 2010
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4/5  rDev +5%

Dirty25, Apr 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

maDUECEgunner, Sep 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

IronTom, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

ej285701, Nov 16, 2011
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1.95/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

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.

Soonami, Apr 28, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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!

PhageLab, Oct 30, 2007
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4/5  rDev +5%

WhitmansNiece, Apr 23, 2014
Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 5,357 ratings.