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

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3.82/5
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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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#15,304
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1,843
Ratings:
6,982
pDev:
12.57%
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Photo of ScaryEd
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy bright orange gold color with 3 fingers of fluffy off-white head. The head slowly dissipates into a thick blanket of foam, leaving plenty of sticky cobwebs of lacing along the way. Beautiful beer.

The aroma is very bready and yeasty, with notes of lemon, grass, and subtle notes of clove and spicy hops.

The flavor is more of the same. Lots of wheat bread and yeast. Some citrus rind and spicy hops.

The feel is medium-light with moderate carbonation. Refreshing and highly drinkable.

Overall, a pretty good beer that's entirely underwhelming, but it's drinkable as hell and I'm pretty sure that's exactly what they were going for here.

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

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arrowsmith_
4.56/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of S-Taylor
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of gstenzel
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

L -- Pours a lovely hazy golden orange with two fingers of merengue-like white head produced with moderate pour. Good retention and spotty lacing
S -- Wheat, lemon, touch of fruity yeast ester
T -- Nice, soft flavor palate from the wheat. Almost tastes like a munich helles lager. Clean and simple
F -- Refreshing and quaffable. Light mouthfeel, medium carb. Really mild throughout
O -- Although there's other similar beers -- Weihenstephaner's hefe in particular -- that I would go for before this, it's still a solid offering from Bell's. Glad to be seeing distro in MA finally!

69/100

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Orange with a huge, foamy white head.

Smell: Spicy malt, citrus, sweet wheat notes.

Taste: Average bitterness covering a foamy, wheaty malt taste. Some spice and citrus notes.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thick, decently carbonated.

Overall: The taste could use some of the smell's complexity.

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Photo of liquorpig
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Drichman14
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Absolutely beautiful beer poured into a pint glass .. Gorgeous orange juice color with a foamy white head .
Wheat ale is not something I would normally choose, but we recently got distro of Bells, so I’m going to have to try them all :)
Easy drinker and probably something I would like by the ocean or pool otherwise it wouldn’t be my first choice .
Overall I enjoyed it , but so far I like their Two Hearted Ake way way better .
I’ll review that one tomorrow .
Cheers !!

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Photo of swierczt
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNPIII127
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mkh012
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npdevil27
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmoore32
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nds76
2.2/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

It has a bitter/citrisy taste that stays on the tongue for a while. It has a cloudy appearance. I feel it's highly overrated, at least here in Michigan. To me it's just an OK beer. Personally I don't think this beer is worth the cost @ around $9/6 pack. I can get a 12 pack of a cheaper beer like Old Milwaukee or PBR for the same price. I think those are much better beers anyways. Individual bottles of Oberon can be had at Meijer stores for $1.99 each.

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

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 5 Liter Can, it pours a hazy amber with a nice head that lasts and lasts. It also leaves lacing as you enjoy it. Bread and a bit of spice in the nose. ...and the mouth. Nice!

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Photo of NRajtarski
3.14/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I had this beer last year and loved it, I am a huge Bell's fan but, this beer for some reason this year just isn't doing it for me. I might have got a bad batch, it is a good beer just isn't as good as I remember it.
The beer pours a hazy orange, with a good amount of head. This beer is unfiltered and it shows as the last of the beer pours out there is a fair amount of sediment (not unappealing). The smells is sweet: wheat, spices and orange. Taste is a slight hint of orange, spice and a lot of wheat. The mouthfeel is more full then I remember. Overall this is a good summer sipper.

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

Photo of Tennisballa07
3.31/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not enough hops

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Photo of Chilmer
4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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