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:
6,773
Reviews:
1,793
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
225
Gots:
1,707
For Trade:
5
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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
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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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

Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.84 out of 5 based on 6,773 ratings.
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