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

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BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
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#15,304
Reviews:
1,843
Ratings:
6,983
pDev:
12.57%
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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very hazy golden color, small white head, just a little lacing. Malt and citrus aroma, orange mostly. Taste has nice citrus flavors, almost juicy, well carbonated. First time having this, pretty good brew.

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

Photo of Foxman27
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nunitn
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Quackershnoc
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: hazy yellow color, slight orange tint; thick white head; very visibly carbonated

Aroma: a little sour and citrusy; wheat/yeast; almost buttery

Taste: starts with a hint of orange; moves into some nice grain/wheat/yeast flavors; ends with a small sour lemon hit with a bit of clove and subtle hop bitterness

Mouthfeel: smooth; juicy; light-bodied

Overall Impression: this has been one of my favorite summer beers for a long time; it’s pretty simple, light, refreshing, crisp, and tasty; it’s what I am looking for in a nice summer wheat

From notes taken on 9/14/2013

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Photo of hairnic
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of venkraja33
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebadone24
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great summer beer and one that's starting to find a wider availability by the year. The LA version is okay (made year round by, who I assume, are local brewers) but the Michigan version can't be beat. This is the beer that Blue Moon and Shock Top probably wish they could aspire to be but can't. This is a summer time favorite in the colder climates that would be perfect to enjoy year-round in warmer climates.

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Photo of johnverduin
3.27/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeyJellico
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of labisch
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A really good wheat ale! Definitely the one I come back to most consistently. A good lighter beer before a summer adventure in TC or the Keweenaw. It smells yeasty with a hint of orange or citrus. Nice mouthfeel.

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zach_tateman
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Iski100
4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CLSimps
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 16 oz can into a nonic pint, a slightly hazy pale orange with a one inch white head. Not a whole lot going on with the nose, slight malt and citrus notes. Tasted oranges, and some hops, but not much wheat. nice carbonation, and on the dry side, which I like as I hate sneaking up on a beer. A great lawn mowing beer for sure!

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy orange/yellow with mild sediment and a white head. Smells of yeast, wheat, and light citrus. Tastes of biscuit, wheat, bread, yeast, light citrus, light hops, and some spices. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall a very delicious and refreshing american wheat.

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Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keeling
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jim67
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ode_to_Silence
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 6,983 ratings