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

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Bell's Oberon AleBell's Oberon Ale

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States

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

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3.27/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

1 finger head

Appearance : hazy, light golden color

Smell : Wheaty and crisp.

Taste : Light for a wheat ale, sweet, wheat malt, hints of citrus and lemon salt spice.

Mouth feel : Smooth but light for a wheat ale.

Overall Truly a summer ale reflecting the Sun on the label. Light and refreshing. A good deck beer.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance 3.50: Poured out a hazy, light golden color with a nice 1/2" head. Clearly bottle-conditioned, this beer has excellent lacing.

Smell 3.50: Nice and crisp bouquet. Some brief hints of clove, but no banana (not a bad thing, IMHO) and some other yeasty notes floating around.

Taste 3.75: Front is light and slightly sweet, with a very refreshing hit of the lovely bottle-conditioned bubbles. Middle is smooth and has a pleasant taste of wheat malt, but I also detect some reliable barley malt in this. Very light treacle tastes at this level. Finish is smooth and refreshing (notice a pattern?) with hints of spice. Aftertaste is quickly gone, but -again-- smooth and refreshing.

Mouthfeel 3.75: Very refreshing carbonation level in this beer.

Overall 3.75: Great wheat, one of the best that I've tried this season. Better late than never! This brew is pleasant, light and refreshing. I do not think that it is a straight wheat, but regardless, it is well worth the hype and worth tracking down.

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Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.84 out of 5 based on 6,776 ratings.
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