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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3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a standard pint. The brew appears a pale straw yellow to gold color that is fairly hazy. A white finger of head sits atop composed of rather large bubbles. As it fades, it leaves some spots and strings of lace on the glass.

The smell includes some wheat grain coupled with hints of sulfur, cheese and modest herbal hops. Overall not a bad smelling brew but not the finest either.

The taste is surprisingly sweet almost like orange zest. It is faintly reminescent of an orange tick tack candy that lost much of its flavor. As it warms up, across the back is a solid inclusion of sulfur.

This is a medium to light bodied brew that is light in the feel with a modest amount of carbonation. It is fairly easy drinking but I could do without the sulfur aspects. For a summer brew it isnt bad but it also isnt something I would seek out again.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of searsclone
4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

According to the brewer's website, this beer was bottled in Feb '12 and has a shelf life of 6 mos. I'm reviewing it at 6 months and 18 days. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. left some in the bottle to swirl around to get the yeast loose to get it all into the glass.

Lots of floaters before the swirl, cloudy after. brownish yellow straw color with a quickly dissipating bright white head and OK lacing

smell is bread and citrus and bubblegum

tastes sour at first, then gets sweet from the Belgian yeast with banana and bubble gum and finishes clean

crisp and perfectly carbonated, chewy and creamy. really nice

I would like to have more of the yeast flavor up front, but that's just my personal preference. overall, a really good beer that's easy to drink and very flavorful

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy pale yellow with two fingers of head.

Hearty yeast notes with banana and mild citrus..more grains and herbal quality.

Pleasant citrus notes again in taste with zesty yeast, very little spice, herbal aftertaste.

Refreshing..good outdoors.

Solid seasonal from Bell's

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Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.84 out of 5 based on 6,842 ratings.
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