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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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into pint glass

A - golden pour with a medium/small white head, hazy yellowish with

S - tangy orange, pears, grapes, tons of hops, lemons, and some orange peel?

T - cereal, some hints of earthyness yeast and wheat, nice touch of citrus. definitely get hints of the wheat/tart/sour notes

M - sour yet refreshing wheat ale, nice notes of fruity and earthy combinations. Very enjoyable brew

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 3/27/2013. Pours hazy and cloudy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of orange, pear, lemon zest, wheat, biscuit, clove, pepper, light banana, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of orange, pear, lemon zest, biscuit, wheat, clove, pepper, floral, grass, light banana, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, biscuit, wheat, pepper, clove, light banana, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance of malt, yeast, and hop flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice wheat ale. All around good balance and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.37/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not the best-looking wheat beer I've ever seen. Cloudiness seems to have been supplanted by chunky, pulpy-looking yeast, but the deep orange is quite pleasant. The smell is shockingly citrusy, even cold straight out of the fridge. However, the taste is decidedly less fruity and sweet. In fact, I detect substantially more hops than wheat. This would perhaps explain the pale nature of this beer's designation, but loses points with me. The mouthfeel is substantial, though the hoppy aftermath after swallowing is not something I love, either. All in all, probably not something I'd reach for on a summer day or otherwise.

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