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

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3.82/5
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6,885 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:
#12,750
Reviews:
1,816
Ratings:
6,885
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
232
Gots:
1,786
Trade:
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3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.93/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mpmsu2003
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of irongator
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.61/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SMZBrew
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is not a bad beer but if you are expecting as typical wheat flavor profile you will be disappointed. Whatever subtle wheat flavors are left are completely overtaken by the hoppy flavor profile. Without being really able to taste some of these subtle flavors, there is really not much going on here.

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3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a half pint glass: color is straw, a light haziness, head is brighter white with fine to small bubbles; head lingers very well with good solid top and lacing on glass sides.

Smell is pleasant blend of light citrus, with a lean towards orange zest, and biscuit/wheat malt.

Taste is very good with a great wheat/biscuit flavor, solid hop spice and delicious orange/citrus zestiness.

Mouthfeel is crisp, moderately carbonated, starts with a fuller presence then has a lingering dry/spiciness on the tongue.

Overall: a very good wheat beer with pronounced citrus and wheat flavors, light hop spice and dryer mouthfeel.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 6,885 ratings
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