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

BEER STATS
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#14,491
Reviews:
1,830
Ratings:
6,930
pDev:
12.57%
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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of eppie82
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottled on 3/18/18
Pours a hazed gold/amber color beer with a 1/2" off white head and short retention.
Wheat. Orange-y. Yeast.
Taste follows the nose, it's not simple or complex...somewhere in the middle with definitely enough to keep interest and come back for more.
Full bodied. Low to medium carbonation. Clean and finishes quick and dry...a plus.

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4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Weegie33
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Yeah, like Alexis Ren's instagram, I'm into it. Bright orangish hue like I feel F.W. Murneau's masterpiece, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans would look like if it was shot in technicolor. Taste is like waking up next to Alesandra Ambrosio on a cloudy day, and then having her freshly squeeze you some orange juice - I can get used to this. It's not the most vibrant, it doesn't speak to me like Sartre at midnight, but it is there and proud. And that is enough for the Raul man.

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3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

From Siciliano’s in Grand Rapids MI ON March 26 - Oberon release day. Pours a slightly hazy amber golden with fruity citrus aroma with bit of yeast. Taste citrus - orange, slightly grainy, mild clove with touch of spicy hop. Smooth juicy mouthfeel, well carbonated. Though still winter like while consuming does taste like spring - really good.

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3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Grand Rapids local Family Fare sells a ton of Bell's products. Pint can poured into a Witbier curved glass.

Orange to amber pour with a thick couple inch head. Little to no lacing and aesthetically pleasing. Aroma is of huge wheat presence with undertones of orange peel and a typical malt backbone. Mouthfeel is of standard wheat taste but is most definitely of a higher quality than domestic wheat beers. The orange notes are diminished and very subtle to the taste. It's an interesting beer that definitely isn't something to write off. I see why many people rant and rave about Oberon but I'm not overwhelmed

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3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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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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4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've been waiting patiently for Oberon season since it was recommended to me about six months ago - and I wasn't disappointed! Poured a very hazy hay color with a barely there head. Strong smell of wheat and clove-like spice. Taste followed suit, finishing with a subtle fruitiness. Pretty big for an American Wheat.

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3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold amber with a finger and a half head that retains mildly well with a small amount of lacing.
Relatively malty with a good use of wheat, with nice spice.
The aroma is pretty standard across wheat and pale ales, overall a solid beer. I will be buying it again through the summer!

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3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very hazy golden color, small white head, just a little lacing. Malt and citrus aroma, orange mostly. Taste has nice citrus flavors, almost juicy, well carbonated. First time having this, pretty good brew.

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

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

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Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 6,930 ratings