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:
6,805
Reviews:
1,802
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
1,722
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 6,805 |  Reviews: 1,802
Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wcudwight
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled while watching football during Tropical Storm Ernesto.
Hazy, cloudy yellow. Decent head that easily falls to a thin crown on top.
Smell's pretty typical for a wheat beer. Lemon, citrus, and somewhat floral
The taste is lemon, with some ginger. Zesty.
The mouthfeel of a lot of these wheat beers, is too carbonated for me. I feel like I'm drinking a seltzer.
Over all a decent beer and about par for the style.
Thanks to beckje01 for the sample.

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Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of SharkNado
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Taybeh
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

from a single into a willi becher on a beautiful summer day

A: Hazy and cloudy golden-orange, with a massive billowy white head that sticks around for a good long time and leaves great lacing.

S: Grain and wheat, faint kind of sour lemon/orange.

T & M: Pretty creamy, good carbonation, no crisp snap at all. The citrus is fairly faint but it is very present together with a little twang and a little spice (some clove and even a touch of lavender)...dominant flavor is grain and wheat, and very good on that front.

refreshing and tasty

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Photo of inspektor
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of RyanK252
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a Bell's snifter

A: Pours hazy golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a nice layer and laces

S: Wheat twang, light citrus, a little spice, faint fruity notes, and a little bready yeast.

T: Slightly tart, wheat twang, spicy, citrus, lemon, hints of tangerine, floral, faint fruity notes, maybe a touch of bready yeast, and some honey sweetness.

M: Light to medium body, prickly carbonation.

O: Very nice American wheat beer. This hit the spot on one of the last warm summery days of the year in my neck of the woods.

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Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a unique looking orange/yellow straw color that is murky and features some sediment that eventually settles at the bottom. Moderate creamy head and slight lace. Earthy aroma with a bit of barnyard. Citrus fruits and wheat feature as well. Wheat malt figures prominently in the taste as well as orange. A light to medium mouthfeel with slight carbonation.
A good war weather drink that has more flavor than your average light summer beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of pwoods
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. brown single from Party Source poured into a weizen glass at 40-45. No dating.

A: Pours a very hazy golden apple. 1/2 fnger head that's gone quick. zero lacing.

S: Fresh squeezed orange juice some cloves. and cinnamon?

T/M: Orangy twang and grapefruit notes. Getting some of that "soap" taste on the back half. I can't think of a better way to describe it. lightly tart, wheat base. Body is light and carbonation's not too extremely high. Finishes crisp and slightly dry.

D: Very easy to drink. Too bad it's not hot anymore. Who am I kidding? This is Cincy, I'll wait til tomorrow.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Avatar113
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Bright orange-yellowish color with small suspended yeast particles floating around, has a small white head that doesn't last, light citrus aroma, light bready, malty flavors it leaves a flowery aftertaste.It has a very creamy and full mouthfeel, not as spicy and fruity as I remember, still very enjoyable and refreshing.

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Photo of cambabeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of RMoeNay
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of AMCPhD
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason1337
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of tappangordo
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Josbor11
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.84 out of 5 based on 6,805 ratings.
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