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

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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:
6,776
Reviews:
1,794
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
225
Gots:
1,707
For Trade:
5
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle marked "12076 pkgd 6/06/13 A" in to a pint glass.

Appearance: A clear beautiful golden. The one-finger head was composed of fine/medium bubbles. There was some flaky sediment.

Aroma: Slight malty sweetness. The hops aroma was floral in its character.

Taste: This beer has a good but not a notable profile. The malty sweetness has a slight roasty character, and the hoppy component is not too strong. The hops linger as a grapefruit taste.

Mouthfeel: This beer has a medium body with an appropriate level of carbonation.

Overall: Refreshing and drinkable. This is a dependable beer and is, of course, readily available in my area (Michigan). The only disappointment is that the flavor profile isn't too interesting but this is probably due mainly to the style of this beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

a: hazy golden orange color. lighter at the bottom of the glass. 1 finger white head that fades quickly

s: wheat, lemongrass, lemon and orange zest, light pepper spice maybe some coriander

t: taste is watery and light. sweet malt, decent amount of spice. maybe some sweet lemon and very faint bitterness on backend. cardboard?

m: medium

o: not my favorite style. its definitely drinkable and refreshing, but i'd like a little more wheat flavor. i'd go for a straight hefe or Belgian pale ale instead. not horrible, but there are better out there

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer has a nice refreshing taste. But unfortunately, it's not particularly complex. The head was a little lacking, but that may be because the beer sat a bit while our lovely waitress got her act together. Could use more carbonation and classic wheat flavors. A little thin and not as cloudy as I'd like. Not my favorite from Bell's, and yet it's not bad. Just not real memorable.

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3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy flaxen color. Pretty thin with bubbles clinging to the glass, but not much head.

S - It smelled a little fruity: mango, apricot, grapefruit.

T - Its taste was a little sour, but fruity and yeasty.

M - Medium bodied, smooth, and pleasantly tangy.

O - It was interesting and definitely not bad for a wheat beer. I'd drink it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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