Oberon
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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From:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
American Pale Wheat Beer
Ranked #44
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,252
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 12.3%
Reviews:
1,932
Ratings:
5,433
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 14, 2022
Added:
Apr 17, 2002
Wants:
  262
Gots:
  1,976
SCORE
86
Very Good
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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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Rated: 4.14 by Brianito from Tennessee

Nov 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Beergod420 from Michigan

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
 
Rated: 3.81 by azwdz

Mar 24, 2022
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Reviewed by SarasotaSteve from Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A truly wonderful beer!
Beautiful golden color, a little hazy. Very nice head and wonderful full-bodied taste. A great summer beer and no fruit! A remarkable accomplishment, which I highly recommend. On top of everything else, it was reasonably priced.
Mar 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.14 by emwilke from Nevada

Feb 22, 2022
 
 
Rated: 3.5 by akk14 from Illinois

Jan 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.86 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Dec 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by Jaymgould from Minnesota

Nov 20, 2021
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