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:
6,834
Reviews:
1,810
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
231
Gots:
1,739
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 6,834 |  Reviews: 1,810
Photo of fitrock2112
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured Oberon into a Sam Adams Tumbler.
A - Pours a cloudy bright yellow with yeast particles turning around in the glass.
S - The aroma is of yeast, hops, light citrus.
T - Taste follows the aroma. Light citrus and yeast with light hops.
M - Medium.
O - Nice wheat beer for lawn mower season. Cheers!

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Photo of LeahK
4.68/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Golden/orange hazy color. Light orange and wheat smell. Orange, light bitter, and light taste.

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

Oberon tastes like summer. Great company, great label, and very clean, crisp, refreshing taste with nice citrus notes.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Deeply hazy opaque golden glass fails to hold a head. Looks a little limp.

Aroma: Citric and peach esters, wet wheat.

Taste: Lemon juice, peach nectar, slightly sweet finish makes for a nice round profile.

Mouthfeel: Slightly gritty, medium light body, slightly dry finish.

Overall: A nice beer. Not a favorite style for me, but this is well done.

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Photo of Spikester
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold with two fingers of white five minute head. A few splotches of lace.
Smell is orange and some malts.
Taste is orange with some bready malts. The wheat adds a bit of smoothness.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation.
Overall a refreshing wheat beer. Good summer beer.

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

Another Bell's kick ass recipe. All their stuff is way beyond good.

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Photo of rszopko17
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oberon is personally one of my favorite beers. The looks, smells, and tastes like oranges, making it a great beer for spring and summer! Highly recommend.

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Photo of Streetpiratee
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pretty good however I think there's alcohol in it

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Photo of Pmag0942
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerguy04
2.53/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a medium hazy golden color. Lots of lacing and head. Not much smell. Taste is bitter with a bready aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light. Overall not impressed with Bells brewery.

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Photo of Biggermacphilly
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What a good wheat beer that packs a little punch and is very refreshing on a hot summer day!!!

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Photo of Wardt16
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Reddanm1
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oberon was very good! The appearance was a golden, orange color. The smell was very acidic and smelled like fresh Florida oranges. It also smelled lightly of wheats. The taste of Bell's Oberon was very yummy and flavorful. It tasted like lemons and oranges. It was very fruitful and full of flavor. The overall feel of oberon was smooth and delicious. Overall, I would strongly recommend Bell's Oberon to others; especially while sitting at the beach or by the pool.

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Photo of Z-man
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akirakcat
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Love beers like this one that stand out and are widely available.

Beautiful, cloudy gold color with a nice head and lacing. Fruity, orange smell that draws closer to PBR the more I sniff at it.

There's a great yeasty character to the taste, backed by the citrus fruit, bread notes/wheat malt, and hop finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and quenching.

Agree with some of the earlier reviewers that Oberon is best fresh. Drinking a batch from a month ago and it's tastier than I remember.

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Photo of Rootscipio
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Finally getting Bell's products in Texas. Bought a six of this and Two Hearted Ale. Both good beers! This one was poured into a tulip glass. Cloudy yellow color with decent head and good lacing. Nice citrus sweet smell. The taste is bready with cinnamon and fruit. Nice beer overall.

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Photo of Gmayfield
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dankacheese
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dface
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cdwil
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tourdot
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dms844
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Epopt
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

There's a lot of particulate matter floating in my beer. Chunky is usually not how I want my beers but the flavor is smooth and dry and almost with Brett flavor.

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Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.84 out of 5 based on 6,834 ratings.
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