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

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Bell's Oberon AleBell's Oberon Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,834
Reviews:
1,810
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
231
Gots:
1,741
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 6,834 |  Reviews: 1,810
Photo of rphbrew
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rmarquardt17
4.64/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LloydDobler
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLima
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange color with a very thin head.
Aroma with predominant notes of sour dough and c vitamin.
Flavor with notes of pine, orange with soda, spicy yeast, distant mango and drops of lemon. Dry aftertaste with a low to medium bitterness.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Piney, yeasty and mildly sour American Wheat Ale. Very refreshing and subtle differentiates
from the crowd.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer is a hazy golden color with a lot of sediments floating in it even though I poured carefully and the beer is 3 months old. I get a nice citrus aroma as well as wheat and a little spice. The beer is sweet with a nice taste of orange and other citrus fruits. The beer is light and smooth, a little sticky. Overall this is a great summer beer, sweet on flavor with a nice punch of citrus fruits.

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Photo of ChipMurray
3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chaseclary
4.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is what a wheat ale should be

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Photo of jjdog720
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BellinghamBiker
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samlover55
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into nonic pint
canned on 3/9/17 3 months plus
L- a hazy burnt orange, with 2 fingers-thick head, that slowly dissipates
S- noticeable wheat aroma, as in cloves,
T- again noticeably wheat, as there is extremely light breadiness, followed by some grapefruity citrus, and a spicy finish
F- light & creamy with above average carbonation
O- Bell's has done it again, this is as advertised the perfect summer beer, with easy drinkability and great flavor

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Photo of CreedeSon
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FloridaCracker1984
2.94/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mwvman
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rufus1
4.46/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden orange with a three finger creamy white rocky head that lasts. Some lacing. Very cloudy. Opaque. Pour carefully as to leave the last bit that contains quite a large amount of dead yeast. Smell is pure heaven. Sourdough. Tart with citrus hops. Drinks light and smooth with popping carbonation which unifies the flavor. Citrus. Maybe blood orange? Good balance provides a light crispy mouth feel. Clean refreshing. Very drinkable. Took three to write this review. Maybe it goes down way to easy? Earned a spot in my personal beer refrigerator.

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Photo of mjurney
4.76/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance:
Deep gold, murky, lots of particles floating. Lots of carbation rising up. Thick creamy head.

Aroma:
Bright citrus, sherbert, bready.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Bright yeasty, slight tartness, sherbert, ripe orange, spicy. Sweet bread, biscuit, hint of honey. Finish is semi-dry, very crisp. Medium bodied, crisp, refreshing, super drinkable.

Overall:
Outstanding American Wheat Ale!!

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Photo of MaddoJay
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npachl
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ccapurso
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tubeyes
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MNAle
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pale golden color, hazy, lots of floaties some of which gradually sink and create a layer on the bottom of the glass. Tall head, creamy white, that recedes slowly leaving some lacing. Wheat odor, with perhaps a bit of orange or lemon. Lemon / orange taste, like the aroma. Mildly bitter aftertaste. Nicely balanced. A light-drinking summer beer, with a pleasant lemon flavor, but not my favorite summer beer.

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Photo of cmukid87
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brianz81
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Oberon is a fantastic summer beer. It's light feeling, but has a ton of flavor. If you like Coronas as a summer beer, try Oberon! I've been a fan for about 10 years. It's a beer that varies a bit from year to year, which is kind of nice. Lots of people add a slice of orange, but it's not required. It's quite fruity, but not overpowering, nor does it have a strong wheat beer flavor. It's also not too high in the ABV, so you won't get dehydrated as fast as some beers. Pick some up!

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Photo of R11415
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmd88
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gartla10
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.84 out of 5 based on 6,834 ratings.
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