Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
American Pale Wheat Beer
Ranked #42
Ranked #20,164
3.82 | pDev: 12.3%
Mar 14, 2023
Apr 17, 2002
Very Good
Notes: 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. Made with only 4 ingredients, and without the use of any spices or fruit, Oberon is the color and scent of sunny afternoon.
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz can from HomeBrewStuff. Pale golden, light haze, one finger foamy white head. Aroma is bready malts with a hint of lemon. Taste brings rich fresh baked bread flavors, mild sweetness, and very faint citrus. Nice feel with a dry finish.
Mar 14, 2023
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a weizen glass. Pours a slightly hazy, light to medium golden amber with a four finger white head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of mildly grainy wheat and lemon. Flavor is whole wheat- bread, lemon and faint light fruit notes. More whole grain wheat character in the finish. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess. The base wheat malt is remarkably true to a hefeweizen, but there is no clove or banana yeast character. This makes it somewhat uncomplicated, but it really has a very pleasant wheat flavor with just a touch of lemon. Nicely balanced and refreshing. I usually prefer and hefewiezen over this American wheat style, but this one is a winner in my book.
Mar 12, 2023
Rated: 4 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2023
Rated: 3.53 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 3.71 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 17, 2023
Rated: 4 by mdg2358 from Massachusetts

Jan 02, 2023
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Reviewed by vainosuomi from Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L: Thick, creamy yellowish head. Slightly hazy golden color
S: Nothing sticks out too much. There's bread/yeast, spice, fruity banana & citrus notes
T: Fairly sweet out front, but not overly so, with banana, clove, hints of brown sugar and sweet bread. Floral and citrus hops round it out with a slightly bitter finish.
F: Medium+ body, moderate carbonation, slightly astringent and warm on the finish.

Well balanced and easy drinking. A great summer beer.
Dec 04, 2022
Rated: 4.14 by Brianito from Tennessee

Nov 14, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Beergod420 from Texas

Oct 30, 2022
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Rated by archermarks

3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
It's the beer of the summer. A classic.
Oct 26, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Sep 24, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by BlueTrain

Aug 28, 2022
Rated: 4 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Aug 21, 2022
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Rated by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pretty good summer ale.
Aug 17, 2022
Rated: 3 by ehmdubya from Missouri

Aug 17, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by Mac_Cheesin from Maryland

Aug 11, 2022
Rated: 2 by Ajc2936 from Texas

Aug 09, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by generalraider from New Jersey

Aug 09, 2022
Rated: 3.43 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Aug 04, 2022
Rated: 4.3 by FredTetusky1952 from Michigan

Aug 02, 2022
Rated: 4 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 4 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

Jul 23, 2022
Rated: 4.27 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Jul 16, 2022
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
PKG: 3/24/22 opened and reviewed on 6/12/22

Look: slight haze to the straw gold liquid. Puffy white foam rises high with fat clumps of lace.

Nose: Spicy, husky wheat and summer field golden grains. Spicy, herbal and fruity in the back.

Feel & Flavor: Very light and clean feel with a nice spice kick, herbal and soft with a tingle of light fruitiness.

Overall: I love that this is an American wheat bear sans the big Banana and Clove funkiness all over the place. This one represents clean wheat, grains and a herbal, slightly fruity hop thing that all jives together.
Jun 14, 2022
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Rated by MHL81 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A solid American wheat. Tastes like summer.
Jun 06, 2022
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Reviewed by ShrimpEnjoyer

1.8/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
It can be quiet frustrating to drink a beer that feels like nothing. With Oberons in season, you're likely to find these things at graduation parties or summer barbeques. You can also find Two-Hearted Ale, Modelo, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and Corona at these occasions. Now is Oberon really better than these? No. Is it really worse? Well it can't be worse Heinekein or a Stella.
Jun 05, 2022
Rated: 4.68 by MynamesRickJames from Minnesota

Jun 05, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by tristanrussell36 from Illinois

May 27, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by lonestarshield from Texas

May 15, 2022
Rated: 3.85 by Cdips from North Carolina

May 14, 2022
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Rated by Nobilite

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Delicious and smooth
May 10, 2022
Rated: 3.73 by cold_beer

May 07, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by fattyuter

May 05, 2022
Rated: 3.19 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

May 03, 2022
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Reviewed by spectru from Florida

3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
May 1, 2022 - Hazy straw color, fluffy white head, lacy; tastes like beer, pretty good beer, mouthfeel is good beer. I’ve never been particularly impressed by wheat beer but this one’s not too bad. I like the big fluffy head.
May 01, 2022
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 3/14/22.
Hazy yellow with one finger of white head.

Light banana and vague citrus aromas, with some bready/yeasty malt smell.

Taste is orange+lemon creamsicle, but less sweet , light dried banana, bread crust, finishing with some coriander+black pepper spiciness that has some bite to it.. Light lingering bitterness

Feel is light-medium, juicy, smooth, light-moderate very,very fine carbonation tingle. Finishes with sharp bite on tip of tongue, followed by a drying feeling.

Smooth and easy-drinking. A classic for good reason. :)
Apr 23, 2022
Rated: 3.53 by rabembenek from Indiana

Apr 14, 2022
Rated: 3.87 by sodavisions from Michigan

Apr 08, 2022
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Reviewed by AcidCatfish

4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I have been looking for this for a while. I only just randomly found it at a World Market, cool. Poured from a bottle into a spiegelau American Wheat Beer glass.

Looks - Hazy golden honey color. Beautiful look to it. The head is nice, white, and fluffy. The head doesn't die out easily. Lacing is kind of minimal. If you look up beer clip art, this kind of has a classic beer look. Very attractive.

Smells - Kind of tangy. Like, I would expect this beer to be tangy. Mildly fruity (pineapple?) with some malt in there. A slight bit of vegetal spice in there too.

Taste - Very nice. Not too bitter, not too sweet. Cherry-like notes with some lemon-esque pineapple. Mild spice and peppercorn fruits. Malt in the middle as well, wheat is very prominent and gives a classic beer taste while also being varied enough in notes. A zing of bitterness in the finish. Finish isn't too long.

Feel - Pretty smooth, fairly light. Easy drinking. Not very effervescent. Doesn't coat the mouth too much. Highly sessionable. Smooth, fairly velvety.

Overall, I enjoy this one. It's different from other hop-foward ales I'm used to drinking. Has a nice hop to malt balance. I've been searching for beers in the American Wheat Ale style. My only other exposure is Little Sumpin. There is contention around LIttle Sumpin being an IPA or an American Wheat Ale. I tend to be on the side of it being an American Wheat Ale...but trying this has me changing my mind. This is stylistically different enough. Not as bitter as other ales, but not too sweet. This would be great at family parties.
Apr 07, 2022
Rated: 3.43 by thehermgod

Mar 25, 2022
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