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

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12.57%
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4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stoumi
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From Bell's Brewery comes something different, Oberon, an American Pale Wheat Ale. Heard lots about this beer on social media and was fortunate enough to get my hand on a bottle, here in NoCal through a co-worker.

Oberon pours a cloudy, golden color with particulates floating under a thick and rich looking, off-white head.

Aroma was citrus and fruity with a definite wheat presence and a clove-like spice.

Taste wad a good mix of citrus flavors the orange standing out, followed by an earthy, grainy type of flavor before finishing with a touch of spice.

Crisp and clear, at 5.8% ABV it's a tru summer time brew.

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4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint Can poured into Glass @ Nonic Bar and Kitchen - Columbus, Ga

This shit is goood. Poured a nice orange hazy color with a small amount of head. Smelled like wheat beer, subtle and not overwhelming in any sense. Felt smooth and refreshing, could easily knock down a few of these every hour. Very subtle orange/citrus taste and not overly malty. First time I ever had this beer was at Bonnaroo in 100F, perfect beer for a warm, active day as it doesn’t weigh you down.

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3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark cloudy orange/yellow. Head is off-white with good retention. SlightLacing.
The nose has a bit of funk. A good funk. There is orange, sour lemon and heavy wheat notes.
There is tons of orange and grains upfront. Finish is sweet and sour with some lingering bitterness.
The mouthfeel is good. Its medium bodied and smooth with plenty of carbonation as to not weigh it down.

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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap at the Flying Saucer Pub in Fort Worth, and on sale for $3/pint.

Very pretty in the glass.

An odd beer. My understanding from the Brewery's website, is that this is a wheat beer but brewed using Bell's special house yeast, so all of the spicy notes from the magic of the hops and not from added spices. My only gripe is that is a bit heavy for what it is described as being, a great summer beer.

Very full mouthfeel.

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3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Oberon is an old friend; back in the day it was called Solsun and sold in 22 oz bottles that were perfect for enjoying on the front porch on a hot summer day. It's still the taste of summer for me.

Purchased 6 pack of bottles from a local grocery chain. Pours orange yellow with an aroma of wheat, yeast and citrus. I have always found Oberon to taste like it smells; wheat and yeast dominate with a citrus note. It has a smooth mouth feel and a dry finish. It pairs nicely with grilled foods, especially chicken.

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3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
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4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
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3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
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3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
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3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
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3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
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