Bell's Oberon Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Oberon AleBell's Oberon Ale
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3.82/5
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6,897 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#13,572
Reviews:
1,819
Ratings:
6,897
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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234
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Ratings: 6,897 |  Reviews: 1,819
Photo of Mojo
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a very cloudy (due to lots of particulate) pale gold. There was about a one finger white head with good retention and a fairly good amount of lacing. Smell is very subtle with some bread, apples, oranges, and grassy notes. Taste is very mild, almost no bitterness, just about perfect for a hot summer day. Honestly I expected more from this, but it is not bad at all, just not spectacular.

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Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of capnamerica
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of nodder
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mush
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnnyMc
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours out a very hazy orange and yellow with a creamy 1 finger white head.

It smells of wheat, grains, slight spices and citrus.

The taste is heavily wheat/grain with a tasty citrus/orange character followed with a slight spicyness.

Very easy to drink and incredibly refreshing. For a summer beer, you can't beat this flavor.

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Photo of MPSTARR
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

I remember the debut of this wine as "Solsun." We loved it then, and it's still good. Big, candied-orange-peels-preserved-in-alcohol aroma together with notes of suede, beach sand, and watermelon. Bold, sweet attack delivers nuances of mace, melon and green leaves. Sweet alcohol fuels a galloping finish of fine grain and mineral bitterness. A mouthful.

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Photo of JohnQVegas
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into Sam Adams lager glass.

Pours pale straw, with a hint of orange, very hazy, with a dense one-finger off-white head on top that sticks around nicely. Really nice lacing.

Nose is tangy wheat/light pale malt, some yeast (clove?).

Taste is yeasty, tangy wheat. Very light hoppy bitterness towards the finish. There's a light, fresh breadiness about the beer that I'm really loving towards the finish. You can tell it's super fresh. Finish is bready, yeasty. Bit of citrus.

Mouthfeel is light to medium carbonation, light bodied.

Top notch for a style I'm usually really not crazy about. It's odd, but it actually reminded me more of an abbey singel crossed with a wheat beer.

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Photo of Spider889
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For what it is Oberon is a great brew. It's light in body and very easily drinkable. The color is a wonderful golden orange with a nice foamy white head. It smells of orange peel, lemon, and other interesting spices.

It's semi-sweet and you get a nice dose of wheat flavor, again followed by orange. Not my favorite beer but it's an excellent choice for the summer and I could easily drink this all day.

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Photo of JimGlonke
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of clay23
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this was a glowing hazy straw in color that settled out to almost clear with some tiny floaties by the end of the glass. sweet label as well. spicy, sweet, doughy nose with notes of banana present. taste is of sweet bready malts balanced by the bit of spice and carbonation. finishes clean. hops are playing a supporting role in this one. chewy mouthfeel and medium in body. this is a dangerously drinkable summer beer.

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

Photo of chugalug06
2.99/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy orange colored brew with fluffy white head. Streaked lacing.

Lots of dirty wheat, not much else. Light lemon, rubber, and cat urine.

Very wheaty and slightly hopped. Light, smooth, crisp, and over carbonated.

A very refreshing brew for a 100+ degree day... I can't imagine having more then one Oberon, but the one is good, a mess, but good. Lots of carbonation distracts from the smooth flavor.

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Photo of Lynn
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of inspektor
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of SharkNado
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: darkish golden color, with a small white head.
T: orange peel, bitter citrus hops
T: just like the nose, big orange peel and bitter citrus.
F: fizzy carbonation
O: I don't care for this orange citrus beer. Many other out there that are better

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Photo of jujubeast6000
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 9/29/2006 (12oz Tap @ Bells Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo, MI):

Pours a very cloudy yellow-orange colored body, with almost no head, white, and lasting. Has an effervescent, hoppy aroma. A clean wheat taste, fresh nutty aftertaste. Effervescent, and somewhat spicy.

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Photo of fuzzcherry
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Big_V
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bruachan
3.36/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

good head on this one, though i suppose special props don't go out to wheat beers with decent foamage. gold in color

sweet wheaty aroma, with a suggestion of hop. a touch of spice, perhaps

definitely wheaty flavored, too. more spice here (certainly than i would expect of a US wheat). sweeter than i remember this guy being. functional bitterness. i think the wheat itself is what is making it spicy. a little lemon

as APWAs go, this one is quite good (gumballhead might be its only competitor). but i still regularly order other things

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Photo of irishkyle21
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 6,897 ratings