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:
6,778
Reviews:
1,794
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
225
Gots:
1,709
For Trade:
5
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Photo of CityofBals
2/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of FrankShirley
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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 TwelveOunces
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Oz bottle poured into a sam adams pint glass

A- Murky looking light yellow with a lot of little particles and different liquid densities in here/ A two finger big bubbled white head.

S- A lightly hopped wheatiness up front. A little fruiteness but its all about the wheat here. Fairly grainy but refreshing.

T- A nice fruity bitterness up front followed by a heap of wheat and grain. A refreshing bitterness with a light hop profile. A clean taste.

M- Very cleansing and refreshing. Light but not watered down. Goes down easy and keeps you interested.

O- This is a great summer brew, get it white its hot.

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Photo of instinct2
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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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Photo of kornkid8600
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lonewolfcry
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of hermit990
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Theogre83
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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 NickyPogs
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of PVMT
3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of IronLover
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep hazy orange-yellow. Nice carbonation that steadily feeds the creamy head. Nice lacings on the glass. Light citrusy, orange aromas and flavors. Light hoppy beginning that seems to magnify at the finish. Not as much character as I expected after such a nice pour. Good refreshing carbonation. Very easy to drink. Will make a nice summer picnic ale.

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Photo of Zanico
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of ortie
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of PGVG
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beernut7
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have never had a beer to my memory that gave off the smell of tangy peanut butter. The very hazy straw color sits bellow a foamy cloud of a head. The clean crisp flavor has a very unique yeast character with a noticeable tanginess and a light malt with a spicy twang of hop bite. This is a very complex and tasty beer.

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Photo of Tom-Peters
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of stevec32
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of PaBeerLover
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Segelstrom
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.84 out of 5 based on 6,778 ratings.
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