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: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - a yellow-orange dull glowing Cloudy color. big chunky head. Rushing carbonation upon pouring, slows down.

S - YEAST. i usually question my self on if i'm smelling or tasting yeast, but it's definitely here.

T - I can taste actual wheat. A touch of banana, of course. Hints of orange and lemon. None of that sticky sweet manufactured tasting bubblegum that I have tasted in my recent German Weissbiers. The hops are subtle but definitely there, providing balance (not much is required, because there is not a lot of malt sweetness either). despite this, this beer is full flavored with tasty wheat and bread and some yeast. Light but has substance. Refreshing yet interesting.

Mouthfeel - Refreshing but not over carbonated. and not thin like water either.

O - very good. One I'd buy a six pack of in the summer for sure.

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

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

For my first outdoor beer review I can think of no better way to start the summer than Bells Oberon. It pours a very hazy golden yellow, with a thick 2 1/2 finger white foamy head. Lacing already forming when I swirl it around. The nose on this is very typical for the style, nothing special. I've never been too much of a fan of the aroma on a wheat beer and this doesn't change things.

This beer tastes so crisp and refreshing. The sweetness comes on first with lots of orange and lemon citrus. Then gets washed out by a punch of bitterness. With lower ABV this is a great summer session beer. I wasn't too impressed at first, but then again for what it is it gets it right.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a huge fan of this style, but definitely like Bell's Oberon.

Poured into a snifter. Not particularly thrilled with the appearance here: a fizzy white head dissipates pretty quickly, leaving traces of swirl and minimal lacing. Color is pale and hazy, but sort of bright piss yellow, or natural dried grass/light wheat.

Wheat/light bread aromas are present, as well as slightly sweet and a little bit spicy banana.

Taste is similar, but with more intense features; for example the sweet/spice characters are more prominent, and blend well with the natural wheat/fruit.

Feel is crisp, refreshing and carbonated.

Overall I enjoy this beer in a style I do not typically go after. It's perfect for a warming weather consumption as I find it refreshing and drinkable, with a somewhat low ABV. I like it, and I am glad I grabbed a few bottles. Cheers.

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