Oberon Ale | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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3.82/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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. Made with only 4 ingredients, and without the use of any spices or fruit, Oberon is the color and scent of sunny afternoon.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,537
Reviews:
1,850
Ratings:
7,017
pDev:
12.57%
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0
 
 
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Ratings: 7,017 |  Reviews: 1,850
Photo of StoutElk_92
4.67/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

nice bready wheat and spice character

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Photo of DameDesSees
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Best summer beer there is! I hope every state has something similar to drink out on the patio garnished with orange.

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Photo of keith40
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can purchased at Moonshine in Harwich. Hazy amber color and a wheaty nose with hints of citrus. Flavors include wheat, yeast and hints of mango and orange. A hint of spice, maybe clove, comes in on the finish. A nice summertime brew. We're glad Bell's is now distributed in our area.

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Photo of Aj21
2/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of TomTrocc
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hof_1991
4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at a local tavern. Just what the doctor ordered on a summers day. Very solid example of a wheat and a beer that a German would appreciate. Will drink again.

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Photo of Thickensj
4.54/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Favorite beach beer.

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Photo of KimbaSnowpaw
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dental
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SebastianOwl
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScaryEd
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy bright orange gold color with 3 fingers of fluffy off-white head. The head slowly dissipates into a thick blanket of foam, leaving plenty of sticky cobwebs of lacing along the way. Beautiful beer.

The aroma is very bready and yeasty, with notes of lemon, grass, and subtle notes of clove and spicy hops.

The flavor is more of the same. Lots of wheat bread and yeast. Some citrus rind and spicy hops.

The feel is medium-light with moderate carbonation. Refreshing and highly drinkable.

Overall, a pretty good beer that's entirely underwhelming, but it's drinkable as hell and I'm pretty sure that's exactly what they were going for here.

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Photo of PJCarnell
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arrowsmith_
4.56/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of S-Taylor
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of gstenzel
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

L -- Pours a lovely hazy golden orange with two fingers of merengue-like white head produced with moderate pour. Good retention and spotty lacing
S -- Wheat, lemon, touch of fruity yeast ester
T -- Nice, soft flavor palate from the wheat. Almost tastes like a munich helles lager. Clean and simple
F -- Refreshing and quaffable. Light mouthfeel, medium carb. Really mild throughout
O -- Although there's other similar beers -- Weihenstephaner's hefe in particular -- that I would go for before this, it's still a solid offering from Bell's. Glad to be seeing distro in MA finally!

69/100

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Orange with a huge, foamy white head.

Smell: Spicy malt, citrus, sweet wheat notes.

Taste: Average bitterness covering a foamy, wheaty malt taste. Some spice and citrus notes.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thick, decently carbonated.

Overall: The taste could use some of the smell's complexity.

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Photo of liquorpig
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Drichman14
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Absolutely beautiful beer poured into a pint glass .. Gorgeous orange juice color with a foamy white head .
Wheat ale is not something I would normally choose, but we recently got distro of Bells, so I’m going to have to try them all :)
Easy drinker and probably something I would like by the ocean or pool otherwise it wouldn’t be my first choice .
Overall I enjoyed it , but so far I like their Two Hearted Ake way way better .
I’ll review that one tomorrow .
Cheers !!

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Photo of swierczt
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNPIII127
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 7,017 ratings