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:
6,845
Reviews:
1,811
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
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1,749
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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 akirakcat
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Love beers like this one that stand out and are widely available.

Beautiful, cloudy gold color with a nice head and lacing. Fruity, orange smell that draws closer to PBR the more I sniff at it.

There's a great yeasty character to the taste, backed by the citrus fruit, bread notes/wheat malt, and hop finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and quenching.

Agree with some of the earlier reviewers that Oberon is best fresh. Drinking a batch from a month ago and it's tastier than I remember.

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Photo of Rootscipio
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Finally getting Bell's products in Texas. Bought a six of this and Two Hearted Ale. Both good beers! This one was poured into a tulip glass. Cloudy yellow color with decent head and good lacing. Nice citrus sweet smell. The taste is bready with cinnamon and fruit. Nice beer overall.

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Photo of Gmayfield
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dankacheese
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dface
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cdwil
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Dms844
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Epopt
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

There's a lot of particulate matter floating in my beer. Chunky is usually not how I want my beers but the flavor is smooth and dry and almost with Brett flavor.

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Photo of HipCzech
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: 12 oz bottle ("pkg 03/07/2017"), poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance: Cloudy amber orange with suspended yeast sediment; frothy head of white bubbles and streaky lace.

Smell: Layered wheat and grains with a good dose of yeasty and hoppy spice and fruit.

Taste: Clean wheat and grains continue from the nose with light orange citrus and spicy yeast notes. Earthy hops and just a bit more bitterness than most wheat ales.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, creamy smooth with soft but refreshing carbonation.

Overall: Satisfying layers of grain, yeast and hop flavors provide more depth and complexity than a typical wheat quencher.

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Photo of dubayale
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth tasting, great for out in the sun days. Goes great with an orange slice.

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Photo of Junichi
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChilliHeights
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I liked this wheat beer though wheats are not my favorites. Nice aroma and taste but not the happiness that I like.

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Photo of Beernoobie
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of haines710
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Winking Lizard in Columbus Ohio. Served with orange slices. Great summer beer. I have had this beer before in bottle and on tap. I prefer on tap. When I see it I know summer is coming. Very drinkable. Light fruit smell and taste. Wheat beer very smooth. I could drink these all day. Pours a hazy Amber color with a thin head. Very tasty.

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Photo of cbaz
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Casey_L
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eric_T_07
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep straw, lots of fluffy white head that leaves moderate lacing. Smells barnlike in a bad way to me - got a definite animal waste smell. Settled down a bit with some fruit, coriander. Mild flavor, a bit sweet and fruity. Great mouthfeel, very refreshing.

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Photo of futiledevices
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from 06/16 I believe - was originally a little apprehensive buying a kinda old batch at this point, but have had it fresh and wanted to see what a few extra months did to it. Poured into a tulip, added a few drops of sediment partway through the glass to see what an extra kick of yeastiness would do.

L: Relatively clear brownish orange, but very hazy if a bit more yeast from the bottom kicks up. Looks a little like grapefruit juice if hazy, and like a typical APA if not. Nice white head, low lacing.

S: Yeast, sourdough bread, tangerine, orange, zest, honeysuckle, spicy.

T: Sweet orange, spicy hops, grass, and yeast.

F: Medium-low body, doesn't cling too long, but the zesty hop finish reminds you it's still an APA.

Overall, one of my preferred examples of American wheat ales. Quenching and sweet, but balanced with a nice punchy hop bill.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a murky golden color. The head was 3 finger, frothy, white, and dissipated fairly quickly.
The nose is got a slight citrus hue to it. Fairly mellow. Slight banana from the wheat also.
The taste is somewhat muted. There is the banana taste to it. There is also some citrus from the hops.
The feel is lighter bodied. There is a good feel from the carbonation going down.
Delicious as always, and a good beer to get.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.84 out of 5 based on 6,845 ratings.
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