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:
6,802
Reviews:
1,801
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
1,719
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Casey_L
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eric_T_07
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep straw, lots of fluffy white head that leaves moderate lacing. Smells barnlike in a bad way to me - got a definite animal waste smell. Settled down a bit with some fruit, coriander. Mild flavor, a bit sweet and fruity. Great mouthfeel, very refreshing.

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Photo of futiledevices
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from 06/16 I believe - was originally a little apprehensive buying a kinda old batch at this point, but have had it fresh and wanted to see what a few extra months did to it. Poured into a tulip, added a few drops of sediment partway through the glass to see what an extra kick of yeastiness would do.

L: Relatively clear brownish orange, but very hazy if a bit more yeast from the bottom kicks up. Looks a little like grapefruit juice if hazy, and like a typical APA if not. Nice white head, low lacing.

S: Yeast, sourdough bread, tangerine, orange, zest, honeysuckle, spicy.

T: Sweet orange, spicy hops, grass, and yeast.

F: Medium-low body, doesn't cling too long, but the zesty hop finish reminds you it's still an APA.

Overall, one of my preferred examples of American wheat ales. Quenching and sweet, but balanced with a nice punchy hop bill.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a murky golden color. The head was 3 finger, frothy, white, and dissipated fairly quickly.
The nose is got a slight citrus hue to it. Fairly mellow. Slight banana from the wheat also.
The taste is somewhat muted. There is the banana taste to it. There is also some citrus from the hops.
The feel is lighter bodied. There is a good feel from the carbonation going down.
Delicious as always, and a good beer to get.

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

Photo of zhupengl
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloundy light yellow sight with a really sweet smell. When you taste it, it's thick and foamy, really pleasant taste. good beer over all

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Photo of jmarod7
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Delicious beer that is seasonal with fruity aroma of oranges. It pours a smooth light brown orange-ish color with a nice head. Can smell the aroma of hops. 5.8% so a great beer to sit back and drink on a summer day.

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Photo of EMH73
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy orange color with a one inch white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing. Smells and tastes of orange, wheat, mild spices and a slight floral note. Medium bodied and carbonated, smooth mouth feel, finished dry.

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

Photo of jkblr
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottled 3/3/17 poured into a snifter at fridge temp 5.8% ABV. Pours a hazy orange golden color with an inch of white head that retreats to a ring around the glass. Almost no lacing. Smell is wheat malt and bitter orange. Taste is predominantly wheat malt driven with some subdued orange flavor. Mouthfeel is full and soft offset by sharp carbonation. Overall, good. This is a classic summer wheat beer that most anyone can enjoy. Some may find the lack of spices, fruits or weisen yeast to be boring, but this is just a well made beer needing nothing extra to do it's job.

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Photo of 94rocker1
4.64/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice color with little head. Wheat beer scent with slight hops. Slightly hoppy flavor with an initial bite. A bit less carbonated with a medium thick feel. Pretty tasty.

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Photo of MeIquiades
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlinds1138
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of josanguapo
3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From 2d2despuma. 6 months+ after bb date. In Teku glass. Playing Darksiders 2. To repeat fresher. A bit flat, with just some notes to orange but not unpleasant. Some sediments at the bottom

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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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Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.84 out of 5 based on 6,802 ratings.
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