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

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Bell's Oberon AleBell's Oberon Ale

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

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

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

My 2nd take on Oberon. First time I was extremely underwhelmed though I believe this was more due to age than a reflection of the beer as the 2nd time around was much more enjoyable. The beer pours a clear yellow straw color with a 2 finger white cap, good retention and lacing. Already looks better than I remember. The nose has a subtle citrus with a mild wheat base. Mild but appealing and inviting. The flavor starts with a gentle citrus flavor (orange and lemon?) and then is amplified by the mild wheat base. Mildly bitter the hops provide a welcome flavor addition with citrus flavors that meld well with the wheat. Neither is overpowering and as such the beer is well balanced. Medium bodied but lighter the beer is well carbonated. Overall, glad I gave this a 2nd chance as it was a vast improvement from the first beer. I'd drink again easily.

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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Mick-e-d
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of aszatk01
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of msh4k3
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle poured into ping glass. Packaged 2/23/2012

A. Translucent yellow bottom, and a dull orange on top. 1 1/2 finger head.

S. A little citrus, a little of the malts, and a little wheat. A little more than you get on some macros.

T. A hint of lemon, then a bit of biscuity malts. Then you're left with a hint of a hop/wheat bitter after taste which is pretty nice.

M. Real creamy, and easy to drink. Little bitter back end which wants you to drink more.

O. Its a pretty good Wheat Ale. Pretty mild, smooth, and creamy beer. Pretty decent price point $8sih a 6 pack with a decent ABV. If you're a fan of bells malts and style then this shall suffice you on a hot spring/summer day!

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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%

Photo of Swim424
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into terrapin/proof pint glass

A-golden yellow, sort of copper orange up to light. small retaining head. lots of bubbles

S-wheaty, with some possible orange or apricot.a bit weak

T-strong wheatiness, with a fruity finish. Maybe orange, mango.

MF-high carbonation, thin body. Sort of citrusy aftertaste.

O-definitely a summer beer to enjoy by the pool, with fruity finishes and light feeling. maybe a little less carbonation

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of psuKinger
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brand new 1/4 barrel, picked up 3 days ago, tapped two days, about as a fresh as possible for this year's release. Poured into a standard nonic.

A: Pours a very light shade of gold, but incredibly hazy, with a thick frothy bone white head on top, 2-fingers worth.

S: Bready yeast, lemon zest, and citrus peel all arrive at a healthy volume.

T: Taste follows the nose. A touch of bread, a healthy dose of lemon zest, and a nice touch of bright citrus and grapefruit on the back end, likely from the hops. The grapefruit bitterness seems to grow as I draw more from the glass.

M: Light and refreshing, with proper carbonation and a nce touch of hop bitterness left behind on the finish.

D/O: A fun summer brew. Wheat beer really isn't my thing, and I likely wouldn't want to have more than 2-3 of these, even on a hot summer day, but it has an interesting and surprisingly complex flavor for such a light and low-abv brew.

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Photo of Nuke77
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Allagash glass the beer presents straw- colored, light yellow and cloudy. If poured and served too cold there is a significant amount of yeast floating around. The smell is very subtle but does get more yeasty as the beer warms up a bit. The taste is light and refreshing with a very light and fizzy mouth feel. Overall this is a delightful little hot weather brew that I could drink all day.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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