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

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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:
6,833
Reviews:
1,810
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
230
Gots:
1,739
For Trade:
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Photo of hyoung41
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of rangerred
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy medium orange with a huge billowy head. Awesome head retention and plenty of sediment.

Aroma is somewhat muted but has notes of orange and coriander. A little yeasty too.

The taste is spicy with coriander and orange peel. There is a little bit of caramel as well. There is more hoppiness than I was expecting and a light to moderate bitterness becomes present about 2/3 of the way through. Mouthfeel is full and creamy.

Overall, this is a tasty brew but doesn't do a lot to set it apart from the crowd. It is a delicious summer brew, though, that I would like to have again.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of bnes09
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice orange color with white head. Descent retention and good lacing on the glass.

Fruity, citrusy aroma, mostly on the sweet side. Standard for the style.

Orange and tangerine sweetness upfront with a smooth wheat backbone underneath. Hint of yeast character. Hops are mellow with mild grassy notes. Pretty well balanced.

Medium bodied and well carbonated. Smooth mid-drink and crisp in the end. Good texture from the yeast.

Not a bad summertime wheat brew. Similar to other examples of the style though and does not really stand out.

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1/5  rDev -74%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of EricMichael
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to a weizen glass. Cloudy with the color of a wheat field on a bright day. Massive frothy head that is retained for the whole session with some chunks of lace here and there. Looking closer, it is very cloudy with bits of suspended yeast. Some remained stuck to the bottom of the bottle.

The scent is not overly potent, but pleasant none-the-less. Hints of citrus with wheat malt. Some yeast, but not intense.

It tastes simple and feels smooth. Moderate weight on the mouth with wheat, citrus, maybe the tiniest hint of clove.

Overall, I did enjoy this Summer Ale, though I am not sure it is worthy of the hype and following that it seems to have. To each their own.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: amber to orange in color with a bright white head 1/2 in. thick. spotty lacing and good head retention.

S: citrus and wheat. small hop character.

T: oranges and wheat with some malty sweetness. little noble hop flavor

M: light in mouth with moderate carbonation. goes down very easy

O: staple summer beer better this year than last.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.84 out of 5 based on 6,833 ratings.
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