Oberon Ale | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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3.82/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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. Made with only 4 ingredients, and without the use of any spices or fruit, Oberon is the color and scent of sunny afternoon.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,522
Reviews:
1,849
Ratings:
7,015
pDev:
12.57%
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0
 
 
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3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Domingo
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A crisp summer wheat ale in the vein of Sunshine or 312.
Pours a nice golden color. I swirled the bottle a little to get the yeast sediment out and discovered quite a bit that made it a little more cloudy. Lots of yeast was down there, so treat this much the way you would a German weiss.
Smells wheaty, but there's a hop presence in there, too. Citrus is there, but not shoved down your throat as a cheap cover-up. It smells like real, fresh orange zest.
Tastes pretty run of the mill at first (grain-based, citrus, bitter finish) but as it warms even slightly, there's a nice biscuity flavor that comes out. I like it.
Goes down easy on a really hot day (90-plus) and it has a good amount of flavor for a pale wheat. Definitely one of the best of it's kind for sure. Way to go Bells. For a style that can be boring, this stands out.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Good clean basic beer nice

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

very light ginger-aley straw colored appearance with light orange highlights. clear. very bubbly like champagne with little to no head. mild aroma of wheat and some sweet orange along with simple syrup. taste is refreshing, buttery wheat with a crisp lightly bitter finish. grassy. lacks any real flavor depth. slightly corny. goes down mad easy. good summer quencher but in this category there are many better beers. ok for what it is. more taste as it warms, but who really wants this at room temp?

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a cloudy, carbonated, golden lemon yellow. Two fingers of puffy, fluffy white head retain in a healthy way. Splats of lacing lie Pollacked on the inside of the glass.

The aroma drafts a gust of grain, mildly sweet and tangy with wheat. Yeasty esters drive home clove, banana, lemon, and pepper. Berry and mint drift lazily.

Upon tasting, there's a zippy trip of semi-sweet and earthy tart wheat, with a backdrop of lightly toasted malt, caramel, and medium fruit in tow. A lash of clove and Jolly Rancher lemon peeks through. Further grain notation is softly biscuit, residually sweet, and fairly fruity. A tangy nip and crisp peppery bitterness clean the way through a lasting, lingering finish. It's not chock full, but it's bright and tasty enough.

Light bodied, zesty carbonation, a wheaty breath, and a gentle spicy nibble ingratiate the palate.

It's not a knock-down extravaganza, but it is a tasty, spirited wheaten quaff. Nothing stands out, as it mixes and meshes and melds, in this case an especially nice trait. It's very refreshing and refreshingly clean as well. I may not think of this first, but if I have it around, I won't forget it's there.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 7,015 ratings