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%
 
 
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231
Gots:
1,740
For Trade:
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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taste is mostly wheat (as expected), but has a coriander/hops finish to the beer, orange peel, and other spices too. Beer is highly carbonated, but is not dry in the finish-- very refreshing indeed. Beer is very sessionable, just like a good summer beer should be.

I do prefer this to the other wheat ale by Bell's, Winter Wheat Ale. A good quality wheat ale and an excellent choice for a summer beer.

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Photo of Gaddabble
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L: Hazy golden orange with a big creamy white head. Excellent retention and lacing.

S: Crackery and wheat malts; some mild banana character, orange, stone fruits, and subtle spice.

T: Big cracker and wheat malt flavors, doughy and chewy, bready--softly complimented by green and yellow banana subtle sweetness, orange and lemon peels, white peach, and on the finish, a dry and lightly spicy flavor; some clove, but leaning more towards basil or cilantro.

F: Medium-bodied, but leaning towards heavier with the pleasant silky-smooth, high protein wheat mouthfeel. A moderate carbonation pushes the beer across the palate smoothly and it becomes very drinkable, even with the creaminess.

O: An excellent American pale wheat ale. It's much more restrained than the typical banana-bubblegum-clove flavors of a German hefeweizen, but it still abounds with subtle flavors and is very pleasant to drink. This is deservedly a classic!

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

Photo of Johnny_Love
2.98/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of jmh21
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CMC73
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cgrunin
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of heddar33
3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OneTuffPony
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SawDog505
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass best before early July. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a two finger sticky white head that leaves behind some solid lace.

Smell is biscuit, coriander, mango, and lemon peel.

Taste follows nicely biscuit, clove, coriander, mango, and a little lemon.

Mouthfeel is less than medium, enough carbonation, not dry at all, and it was difficult to drink it in less than 5 minutes very crushable.

Overall not a style I normally go for, but this is a very nice beer. Thanks @jzeilinger for this.

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Photo of MMOSNN
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint.

Appearance: Cloudy brew coming off an orange color with medium heavy bubbles on the body. Off-white head rising just about one finger's length off the body.

Smell: Citrus skin but a bit bland.

Taste: Sweet orange ski and grapefruit, has smooth breadth feel which makes you think it was fused with orange zest.

Mouth: Medium body but sticky. Smooth finish.

Overall: Best beer so far of the day, went great while watching the Met game in this crazy heat. Always in a glass. Salud.

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Photo of BJB13
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. Draft pour into a can glass.

Nice wheat beer! Nose is wheat forward with some underlying hop aromas. Taste is the same. Good carbonation and very crisp with a mostly clean finish. I think it is a good representative of the style.

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Photo of Brucebeernut
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jbehlar
2.63/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Brewer101
2.33/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Cloudy appearance like many wheat ales. My beer had large pieces of something (my guess is yeast) floating in the beer. Mild aroma.

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Photo of MouldyCrow
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mateo2699
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Inviting, hazy medium orange hue. Nice lacing. Orange peel aroma, slight citrus, wheat, a little bubblegum and subtle Brett. Citrusy, earthy and wheat taste. A little tartness hides somewhere, very refreshing and drinkable.

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

Photo of Curt3
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoppyhoppy
2.83/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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