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

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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 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%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of russwbeck
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: I mistakenly poured some of the yeast in the bottle into my Bell's tulip. It should be alright, though. The yellow color almost glows through the glass, and a nice full head rose up. The retention is really great and some lacing is noted as well.

S: Wheaty, banana-like aroma, not unlike a hefeweizen. Very light, like a Pale Ale / Hefe mix.

T: The taste is really very nice. Clean, crisp, full of wheat and a little bit of yeast (probably from my bad pour). Really the best way to describe it is refreshing.

MF: Bit of a twinge of carbonation, medium body with a musty finish. Really a very drinkable beer.

O: Nothing special about this, but I could certainly put away a lot of them. Little Sumpin/ Sumpin' was better.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.28/5  rDev +12%

Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy honey color; a moderate head upon pouring, but it quickly fades. A few bubbles struggle up from the bottom, sustaining a thin film and ring around the glass.

Smell: Summer smell of orange, lemon, banana, with some light spiciness in the mix. Wheat and yeast provide the backbone to the smell.

Taste: Blended citrus flavors up front. Crisp feel gives it a nice kick. Sweet malt and yeast come through in the middle of the sip. The finish turns citrus again, with a hoppy floral twist. It finishes the way it starts - crisp and fresh. A very slight bitterness remains afterward. Delicious.

Mouthfeel: Crisp feel, although it is almost creamy up front. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: As it says on the bottle, "An American wheat ale with the color and scent of a summer afternoon." For me, this is a great brew to casually drink on a hot Midwestern summer afternoon. Crisp, refreshing taste, low-medium alcohol content, and there is something brewed in there that just reminds me of summer.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Parmesan
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Slightly hazy copper gold color with a small white head that dissipated pretty quickly. One or two fingers of lacing on the glass.

S: Lots of toasted wheat and cereal grains some spicy hops and a little sweetness. Not the most complex aroma but still one that is inviting.

T: Lots of toasted wheat and cereal grains, with some nice spicy hops and a little bit of orange. Medium bitterness.

F: Pretty full body but still pretty easy drinking.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

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