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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Photo of bnes09
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice orange color with white head. Descent retention and good lacing on the glass.

Fruity, citrusy aroma, mostly on the sweet side. Standard for the style.

Orange and tangerine sweetness upfront with a smooth wheat backbone underneath. Hint of yeast character. Hops are mellow with mild grassy notes. Pretty well balanced.

Medium bodied and well carbonated. Smooth mid-drink and crisp in the end. Good texture from the yeast.

Not a bad summertime wheat brew. Similar to other examples of the style though and does not really stand out.

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1/5  rDev -74%

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3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to a weizen glass. Cloudy with the color of a wheat field on a bright day. Massive frothy head that is retained for the whole session with some chunks of lace here and there. Looking closer, it is very cloudy with bits of suspended yeast. Some remained stuck to the bottom of the bottle.

The scent is not overly potent, but pleasant none-the-less. Hints of citrus with wheat malt. Some yeast, but not intense.

It tastes simple and feels smooth. Moderate weight on the mouth with wheat, citrus, maybe the tiniest hint of clove.

Overall, I did enjoy this Summer Ale, though I am not sure it is worthy of the hype and following that it seems to have. To each their own.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: amber to orange in color with a bright white head 1/2 in. thick. spotty lacing and good head retention.

S: citrus and wheat. small hop character.

T: oranges and wheat with some malty sweetness. little noble hop flavor

M: light in mouth with moderate carbonation. goes down very easy

O: staple summer beer better this year than last.

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

2012 release into tulip.

A- Hazy dark yellow, almost orange pour with a half finger spotty white head. Slight amount of sediment floating around and lacing is minimal.

S- Can definitely get the wheat. Oranges and slight lemon. Slightly sweet.

T- Oranges, slight yeast, sweet cookies with an earthiness from the wheat. Bright, light and refreshing.

M- Light bodied, good carbonation, zero lingering aftertaste. Very clean.

O- Overall very good, I was in Michigan the week Oberon was released and really wish I bought more than I did.

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Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.84 out of 5 based on 6,847 ratings.
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