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

Bell's Oberon AleBell's Oberon Ale
6,872 Ratings
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 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Oberon pours a cloudy orange- amber, with big white head foaming at two fingers, then settling to a thin lingering lace. I said cloudy, but that cloudiness is not there until you pour the last bit from the bottle.

Smell: There's a lot of wheat on the nose up front, with some orange peel and spice.
Taste: Orange rind and lemon zest jump out at first and invite you in. There's a light and crisp hop presence. All throughout, the wheat malt and yeast flavor stands out and holds it all together.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and crisp are how I'd describe mouthfeel here. Carbonation is good.

Overall: The good folks at Bell's have done the world a great service here. Oberon is a great, light, refreshing summer beer, perfect for a hot day under the sun, or a rainy day wishing the sun would show it's face. The balance of zesty citrus with the sweet and mellow wheat malt backbone combine to make a beautiful ale.

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Poured from tap into pint at yardhouse in palm beach gardens Florida. Golden color with small amount of head. I actually expected more head and a hazier looking brew. Nice crisp clean bright citrus and slightly hoppy aroma. Taste is really nice subtle citrus hop and wheat malts. Really refreshing and easy to drink. Really a great summer brew...kind of reminds me of sumpin sumpins baby brother...

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Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 6,872 ratings
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