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

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Bell's Oberon AleBell's Oberon Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,805
Reviews:
1,802
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
1,721
For Trade:
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Photo of BeerMe8
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nolster
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crzaleman14
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Being from Michigan may be a little biased, but this is my go to for beer. It's got great citrusy notes, it's smooth and has a great color and foam after the pour. Also, if you have it, an orange slice mellows it out even further. If you're wanting to try Bell's, Oberon is a great start into exploring the brewery.

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Photo of LWagoner
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Markwestfall0608
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Philcassella
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timc32
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Satorn
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeyTomorrow
4.44/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jodio
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMc8ride
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden color with some haze and rich foamy head and sticky lacing. Smells of sweet citrus, little honey, wheat, and floral notes. The taste is exceptional, very smooth and refreshing with lots of citrus and mild floral, light carbonation, and a sweetness that wraps this beer into an exceptional package of goodness. The feel is very light and smooth, this has to be one of my favorite beers just hits the spot when you want a refreshing non-heavy beer.

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Photo of Benl7217
4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of animal69
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alemmer91
4.65/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Timtac
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dukeandduke
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1/16/17 - (Can, home) Pint glass pour from 12 ounce can. Golden blond pour, heavy carbonation, generous white puffy head. Aroma sweet, pleasant citrus, hops, and wheat. Sweat taste of citrus, wheat and a touch of hops. Easy and smooth drinking, carbonation mild after pour, refreshing going down. Overall solid offering by Bell's.

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Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 10Crumra
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jglaser451
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Negan
1.48/5  rDev -61.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Where to start... let me first say how excited I was to try this as it comes highly recommended by many beverage stores and Bell's affictianado's.
Color- a foggy or hazy yellow, like urine.
Feel- goes down smooth, almost too smooth. Has a domestic beer feel to it.
Body- pours full with a 1 inch head that disappates shortly after
Smell- pure orange peels and some lemon lingers barely
Overall- this beer is a poor man's craft brew. Tastes slightly better than Blue Moon which isn't anything to brag about. I can't express how disappointed I was in this. I personally didn't taste the malts. Very yeasty beer with too much orange peel flavor. Won't be having this one ever again.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured to a tulip glass.

A: The body is yellowish with some darker hues. The head is one finger thick showing good retention and some good lacing as well.
S: The aroma has strong profiles of malts, yeast and just a small hint of alcohol. Hops profile is minimal. A bit earthy and no fruitiness.
T: The taste is much more fruity, having a strong profile of tangerines and oranges - the citric touch is very rich. In the back, there's a malty touch connecting very well with the hops.
M: Body is medium to medium low. Carbonation is high though not visible. Bitterness is medium to medium high.
O: I think I'm kinda into American Wheat Pale Ales, it's not the first one and I'm digging this style currently.

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Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.84 out of 5 based on 6,805 ratings.
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