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:
6,776
Reviews:
1,794
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
225
Gots:
1,707
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 6,776 |  Reviews: 1,794
Photo of msondel
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Jordy777
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Lob
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Greasy
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of mjtiernan
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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

Review is from notes taken on 6/25/2011 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is a lemony yellow,bright golden-like color and it starts with a big, billowy two-finger head that looks a bit like merengue; body is just a touch hazy, but you can still through it and plentitude of carbonation that is present; head eventually fades to a thin and uneven, yet full cap; a few patches and strands of lacing are left behind.

Smell: Not very big, but I can't say I'm surprised as this isn't the most robust of styles; there is a light, bitter citric presence that has a touch of lemon to it; dry, cracked grainy wheatiness; smells light and refreshing overall.

Taste: Really matches the nose to a "T" -- definite bitter citric presence that has a touch of lemon to it; toasty, dry wheatiness; touch of a saccharine sweet malt to it that adds just a touch of balance to the bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Body is just a touch over light in terms of weight; carbonation is crisp, and comes across bright and lively; a thin, semi-dry sticky coating is left all over the palate; the lively carbonation and slight acidity to the drink leave the belly feeling just a little warm; just a "good" feeling beer.

Overall: I kind of fell away from this one last summer and haven't gone back to it in a while, but I'm glad I did. Definitely solid and well worthwhile, especially on a warm summer day/night as it comes across as crisp and refreshing, and could easily be drank all day long as the ABV is moderately low.

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Photo of JC333
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Rilesmiles
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of wcudwight
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled while watching football during Tropical Storm Ernesto.
Hazy, cloudy yellow. Decent head that easily falls to a thin crown on top.
Smell's pretty typical for a wheat beer. Lemon, citrus, and somewhat floral
The taste is lemon, with some ginger. Zesty.
The mouthfeel of a lot of these wheat beers, is too carbonated for me. I feel like I'm drinking a seltzer.
Over all a decent beer and about par for the style.
Thanks to beckje01 for the sample.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Mojo
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a very cloudy (due to lots of particulate) pale gold. There was about a one finger white head with good retention and a fairly good amount of lacing. Smell is very subtle with some bread, apples, oranges, and grassy notes. Taste is very mild, almost no bitterness, just about perfect for a hot summer day. Honestly I expected more from this, but it is not bad at all, just not spectacular.

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

I had this on draught at a restaurant. It poured a pale, straw yellow color with a fluffy, snow-white head and lacing. It smells of wheat, orange peel, and spice. The taste follows the nose with a subtle orange-wheat flavor. There is also a hint of spice and hops at the finish. This ale is light and slightly creamy. At 5.8% it is very easy to drink. It nicely complimented the Cuban sandwich with which I drank it. Overall, it is a well-crafted and enjoyable American Pale Wheat Ale.

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Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of pwoods
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. brown single from Party Source poured into a weizen glass at 40-45. No dating.

A: Pours a very hazy golden apple. 1/2 fnger head that's gone quick. zero lacing.

S: Fresh squeezed orange juice some cloves. and cinnamon?

T/M: Orangy twang and grapefruit notes. Getting some of that "soap" taste on the back half. I can't think of a better way to describe it. lightly tart, wheat base. Body is light and carbonation's not too extremely high. Finishes crisp and slightly dry.

D: Very easy to drink. Too bad it's not hot anymore. Who am I kidding? This is Cincy, I'll wait til tomorrow.

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

Bright orange-yellowish color with small suspended yeast particles floating around, has a small white head that doesn't last, light citrus aroma, light bready, malty flavors it leaves a flowery aftertaste.It has a very creamy and full mouthfeel, not as spicy and fruity as I remember, still very enjoyable and refreshing.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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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 6,776 ratings.
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