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:
6,777
Reviews:
1,794
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
225
Gots:
1,708
For Trade:
5
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of CloudStrife
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. PKGD 06/29/12.

A: Pours a bright slightly hazy light golden amber with a 1 finger white head. Just a little bit of visible carbonation. Head sticks around for a while.

S: A lot more wheat than I first expected. Its a pleasant aroma, malt backing.

T: Up front with wheat and hop, some malt coming in at the end. Alcohol is very well hidden. I like the balance this ale offers.

M: Light bodied, crisp and very smooth. Great summer beer.

Overall an enjoyable beer that I think anyone would like. Certainly worth a shot, like anything this brewery puts out.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of flagmantho
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on 6/27/12, so pretty fresh!

Appearance: rich straw-hued body with tons of haze. Head poured a relatively unimpressive thin finger of frothy white foam. The rest is pretty great, though.

Smell: rich, wheaty aroma with a hint of citrus and a hint of graininess. It's good, and I like that it's definitely not a hefeweizen -- this is clearly a well-done American wheat.

Taste: nice flavor of wheat and malt. Not too sweet, and just grainy enough to give it a little character. The hint of citrus gives just a little bite, too. Hops seem pretty subdued, but that's part of the style.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent level of carbonation. It's getting close to nicely creamy, but isn't quite there.

Overall: I rather like this beer. I wouldn't usually order this style, but for Oberon I'd make an exception. I just wish Bell's were distributed in my state.

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3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dehydrated urine yellow in Bell's tulip.

Smell is nice and refreshing with hints of lemon and fresh cut grass.

Taste is pale malts and straw. Lemon zest come through but not as strongly as with the smell. Just not that much going on here for me.

Mouthfeel is light bodied but nicely carbonated.

Overall this was o.k. Not that complex, but refreshing for a summer day.

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Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.84 out of 5 based on 6,777 ratings.
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