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:
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Ratings: 6,778 |  Reviews: 1,794
Photo of kevin3046
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer!!! Highly recommended for anyone wanting to try something different from the Macro light beers. Nice pungent aroma, quickly dissapating head, great looking hazy yellow with bits of yeast floating around. The taste is an almost perfect balance of malts and hops. Nice and spicy with creamy texture. I hate that this is not available year round because it stays hot down here in the south a lot longer than it does in Michigan, where this is made.

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Photo of Walleybeer
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of breardon1776
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of TAisaBAlla
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sam_The_Elder
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bf_89
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyguyjg
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours to a hazy pale yellow color as you would expect from a wheat brew. Not much of a head (from a bottle) but at least there is one. The feel is very smooth. The taste is full without being in your face. Nice hops finish. Very drinkable. This will be one of my GO TO pale ales.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Azzrian
2.97/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

This is a nice light Ale with a mildly cloudy appearance and decent lacing. Not much head to speak of. I was able to detect very little aromas on the sniff other than slight acidity and some mild citrus.
Mouthfeel is creamy and full bodied for a lighter flavored beer.
A great introductory ale most light beer drinkers should enjoy. Will try this out on my husband who has only recently graduated from Bud Light to Blue Moon I think he would like it a lot.
Flavors range from citrus to baked goods - bready and yeasty.
Yeast being a predominant flavor even in after taste.
Carbonation is sparkly.
Overall a mild flavored brew with some hints at spice but not overly so whatsoever - more of a spicy tingle on the tongue than flavor.
Not necessarily my cup of tea - I mean beer - but I can absolutely see this being a gate way beer to better beers than your typical Bud by far!
Hoppiness present but no where near that of an IPA obviously but they are detectable.
After taste is somewhat hoppy and slightly bitter but not so strong your lager drinkers would be repulsed.
Solid for what it is marketed for and one of my more loved Wheat Ales to date.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy amber color, half finger white had, nice lacing, good carbonation.

S: Wheat, bread, biscuit.

T: Bready, malty.

F: Nice mouthfeel, refreshing.

O: Nice wheat beer.

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Photo of Kdubzz
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid hazy orange pour with a small white head and noticeable yeast particles at the bottom after settling. Smells lightly sweet and sticky, but no particular notes to pick out (I have a terrible sense of smell). The taste is of light clove spice and a nice sweet and tangy-refreshing wheat character. Noticeable hops at the end that linger slightly giving a mild astringency. Medium-high carbonation, medium-dry, with a thicker than normal mouthfeel for an American wheat. Overall, an excellent wheat rendition, equally thirst quenting and flavorful.

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Photo of Branlott42
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NorthernMichiganLogan
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I finally got to try Oberon, a beer that has a lot of hype in my neck of the woods. The beer left a head that lasted in the glass forever. The beer itself has a nice golden cloudy color. It did leave a bit of lacing in the mug as I drank it. Overall, it's a nice looking beer. It smells like a pilsner/lager with lots of wheat, oats, and barley. Wheat seems to be the main ingredient, I could defiantly taste it from the start. It reminds me of a lager upfront. The back end of the beer was kind of bitter with an overlap of citrus, with a light spice and a small amount of hops. Overall, a very light and smooth taste with wheat standing out as the main ingredient. I agree with the people who say that this could be considered a wheat ale. Overall, this beer reminded me of a high class lager. It's not terrible, but I don't think it necessarily lived up to the hype that people give it. I would drink it again. I enjoyed the summer feeling that the beer gave off, and that's what it's marketed for. So give it a try if you can find it. (Especially if you like lagers like me.) Summer is almost over and it will be gone, so go get a 6-pack.

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

Photo of CaptRich
4.84/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Bammer21
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NSXAG
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DadsDrunkAgain
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oberon or Obi Jun as I call it is truly a Jedi class brew. Tastes like Blue Moon for men. It has that subtle coriander taste but doesn't have that waxy wheat beer feel. If you had to duplicate it mix 3 parts MGD with one part Shock Top Orange. Hell yah!

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Photo of cts309
3.07/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Poured out of a can into a pint glass.

Fantastic 3 1/2 finger, dimpled, creamy head that hung around forever. The glass had thick lacing the whole time. Nice cloudy golden color.

As for everything else I tend to agree with the reviewer that said this may have technically been a wheat brew, but in tast was a pretty respectable pilsner.

Would make a great summer afternoon/evening session beer, which is just what it is marketed as on the can.

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Photo of aknalley
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BigGold
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had poured from 12-oz. bottle, label stamped "PKGD 03/30/2016," into nonic pint. A fruitier pale wheat ale, this moves into second on my list for this style.

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