Oberon Ale | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,370
Reviews:
1,861
Ratings:
7,078
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
242
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1,880
Trade:
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Photo of Jlswen2945
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OhioKevin4
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Goto Summer beer while lounging on the beach when not drinking IPA's

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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dlakerz
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jem39
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Bell's. Found it in Cincinnati, Terry's Turf Club. Nice beer, not overpowering fruity smell. Better than other popular wheat beers if you can find it.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MrCruz23
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It was just aight.

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Photo of JohnDon
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kreg02
2.06/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy orange yellow color . Body is at least a medium with about average carbonation .
Aroma is grain / wheat, honey, yeast, but the aroma is subdued.
Taste is very similar to the aroma, much more bitter than the aroma hints at but not off putting. The wheat is more subtle than most wheat beer but it does come through. It is not overly complex but still flavorful and makes for an easy to enjoy beer. Goes well with food as it isn't too strong on it's own that it takes away from anything else

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5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.91/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Had this one back in July 3, 2018. Written from notes.

oberon- hefe glass

appearance - opaque, very cloudy dark yellow. tons of sediment. 4

smell - fruit, citrus. very hefey. 3

mouthfeel - smooth. slightly syrupy but also astringent. 3

overall - meh 2.5

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4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can Date: 7/17/18
Palate Contaminants: none

Look is an opaque yellow-orange. Lots of fine head that sticks around for a bit, but leaving merely okay lacing.

Scent is honey wheat bread. This is what I'm looking for in a wheat brew. Mellow, yet the scents that are there have some depth, like you get when something is fresh.

Field-fresh wheat is both the canvas and the color. There's also a barley-like grain flavor, as well as white grapes. It's not complex, but for the type, it's again about ideal. Finish is honey and light herbs.

Aftertaste is a far diminished version of the taste. Carbonation is a bit prickly, and it's easy to bring out with a swish around the mouth. I get a surprising amount of alcohol for a fiver. Weight is pretty good, though.

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3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.24/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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