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: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a shaker pint.

Very hazy goldenrod. One finger of frothy off-white head is very sticky and soft looking. It leaves thick, furry walls of lace and a thick top layer.

Fruity, refreshing aroma. A little orange juice, fruity wheat, soft pineapple sweetness.

Muted flavor. More wheat, nicely fruity and sweet. Some dry crackers, apricot, a touch of apple. Hop flavor is soft, but bitterness is a bit bigger. Balanced and very drinkable.

Just a shade under medium in body, with very high painful pinching carbonation. Dry, crisp finish.

Oberon’s the classic summer pale wheat ale. Crisp, refreshing and tasty.

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

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
Most of the sediment was left in the bottle

A: Poured with a one finger white sudsy head that faded to an inconsistent foam cap quite quickly. Hazy, yet clear straw yellow/amber color. Many small sediment particles floating around. Limited lacing.

S: I get some of the wheat malt with faint lemon and orange blended citrus notes. Overall smell is not really that strong initially. With some warming I can pick up a bit of the spiciness I was expecting to find, along with a tiny bit of grassiness.

T: A full but light wheaty maltiness sloshes over the taste buds and brings some light lemon citrus with it. Slight spiciness also comes through upfront and disappears quickly.

M: Mouthfeel is very nice. The wheat malt gives a great base and works with some spot on carbonation to give this beer a great feel. Finish is a bit drying.

O: Good tasting and easy drinking. I can see why this has such a following as a summer beer in Michigan and other areas it might be distributed. I'm not sure I'd want a whole six pack to myself, but wheat beers just might not be my style.

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