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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Hazy dark golden with a nice 2.5 finger fluffy white head. Tons of beautiful carbonation bubbles. Nice lacing as well. Wonderful looking wheat.

S- Some citrus, mainly lemon. Having to dig deep to find it though. Fresh cut grass and barley wheat. Slight grain and yeast.

T- Very subtle with the hops. Lets the malt do the talking here. Very balanced. Some citrus and fruit. Notes of lemon, apricot, peaches, but not as robust on the hops as Lil Sumpin or Gumballhead. Touch of clove.

M- The highlight of this beer imo. Light body, but still big flavors with a silky/creamy composition from the malt profile. Drinkable and refreshing without being overly thin. Well carbonated. Dry finish.

O- Well done wheat/summer beer that lets the wheat define the beer. Certainly one of the best American wheat efforts I have had.

Bottled on 4/17
Consumed on 5/28
$8.99 for a 6 pk

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

(A)- Pours a clear yet pale straw yellow color that produced a good but quickly dissipating pure white head. Some lacing left behind.

(S)- Primarily a very straw-like dryness with hints of a grainy subtle lemon rind.

(T)- The wheat definitely shines in the flavor profile with subtle citrus and a yeasty grain-like aftertaste.

(M)- A good carbonation level meets a smooth and crisp balance fitting well into its style. Ever so subtle bitterness amidst a refreshing mouthfeel overall.

(O)- Have had this many many times over the course of the years yet never got around until now to finally review it. Definitely one of those "gateway" beers for me that got me into all of this. Still solid and still great to have on a warm day.

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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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