Oberon Ale | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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. Made with only 4 ingredients, and without the use of any spices or fruit, Oberon is the color and scent of sunny afternoon.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002

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#19,641
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1,863
Ratings:
7,086
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
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Ratings: 7,086 |  Reviews: 1,863
Photo of budgood1
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is a huge hefe....my first kalamazoo brew and it seemed to have survived the trip up here overnite in hot trunk of a car (thank the beer gods). very cloudy, dark gold and thick....nice head going on here...lots of lace...tons of yeast sediment worked up...smells very citrusy...with grassy, earthy, undertones. really doesn't taste like a traditional hefe....lots of wheat malt and hops, very refreshing and lively in mouthfeel and character. in fact i have goose bumps drinking this because my beer taste buds recognize that this is something special. a superb summer brew.

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Photo of inebrius
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Crisp and clean and a hop-maven's delight. Oberon gives the German hefeweiss a nod when it comes to appearance but thumbs it nose at hefe esters. You want finishing hops in you're wheat? You got 'em. Phenols? All yours. K'zoo does the American wheat justice.

Cheers to Deuce for the sample!

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Photo of Murph
4.57/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a super hazy golden with a nice fluffy head that sinks just a little too quickly. Some large yeasties are suspended in this brew. Smell is of floral, slightly spicy hops and some lemony citrus. Sharp lemony/orangey citrus flavor on tongue as well as some nice spicy hoppiness. Some light, bready yeastiness is detectable as well. Crisp and refreshing, this is one of the best summer brews I have had. Very refreshing and extremely drinkable. My only regret is that this beer isn't in circulation down here in VA. Thanks to Deuce for the sample.

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Photo of packetknife
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Darker orange color, cloudy, small pourous head. I think it smells like a crushed peach. Sharp citrus, sharp on the tongue. After it rolls over the tongue it's quite smooth.

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Photo of aracauna
4.54/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Not as much head as a lot of a head as I was expecting, but it does have a nice dark apricot color. The first aroma and flavor that you pick up is apricot. A good bit of it. That's followed by the expected wheaty and malty flavors that start to dominate towards the middle of the glass. Some citric crispness is present througout. Very little bitterness or hop characteristics are present. This is an awesome wheat beer.

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Photo of pbrian
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another ballsy beer from Kalamazo, and they dare to do it with a "summer" beer. Nice combo of wheat, yeast flavors, leaning towrds the citrusy end of the spectrum. Nice heft for a hefe-weizen. I could drink this year-round. Thanks proc.

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Photo of Viking
4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I don't really care for this beer's chalky yellow body, but I love that thick rocky head - it doesn't go away! Overall, a wonderful brew. Wonderful spicy aroma just hints at the complexity and richness of the flavor, which is yeasty and wheaty. Just how drinkable is this beer? Well, I bought a case on Monday and I don't see it lasting past tomorrow (Thursday).

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Photo of Bighuge
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This cloudy golden brew throws out a nice frothy white head with some retention. Nice vanilla and clove on the nose. Taste is very refreshing. Tangy aspect apparent. Light to medium body with nice carbonation. Wheat is there, but not overbearing. There's not that huge phenolic character typical of a lot of hefe-weizens. This is a good brew though. Great by the pool.

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Photo of ADR
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy brown amber, head settles in at 1/4-1/8 of an inch. Aroma is massive and full...nice nutty and sweet spice in smell. Pronounced banana bread flavor, but traces of too sour notes. Hop bite. Starts flavorful, finishes astringent and thinner. Refreshing as a cooler, I was looking for far less acidity and sourness, as implied by the smell. OK, not a favorite, though. Just too sour...

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Photo of cokes
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Interesting to say the least. Lots of stuff going on, and good to drink.
Throws a nice stormy blonde...head is almost Duvel like...Slow to fade...notice I said "almost".
Smell is grainy mixed with some faint hops and fruityness.
Taste is big and doughy for a beer of this sort...has alot of characteristics. Wit is one sip, hefe in the next and APA next. Like a dry hopped hefewiezen.
Enjoyable, although I am not sure where it gets it's cult following.
Not great, but, I will certainly enjoy this one again.

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Photo of sprinkle
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is such a great summer beer,6.5%abv.and very smooth,almost to smooth.Nice and cloudy,and wheaty on the nose.Creamy going down,round and balanced.

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