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 RyanK252
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a Bell's snifter

A: Pours hazy golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a nice layer and laces

S: Wheat twang, light citrus, a little spice, faint fruity notes, and a little bready yeast.

T: Slightly tart, wheat twang, spicy, citrus, lemon, hints of tangerine, floral, faint fruity notes, maybe a touch of bready yeast, and some honey sweetness.

M: Light to medium body, prickly carbonation.

O: Very nice American wheat beer. This hit the spot on one of the last warm summery days of the year in my neck of the woods.

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Photo of PVMT
3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of IronLover
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep hazy orange-yellow. Nice carbonation that steadily feeds the creamy head. Nice lacings on the glass. Light citrusy, orange aromas and flavors. Light hoppy beginning that seems to magnify at the finish. Not as much character as I expected after such a nice pour. Good refreshing carbonation. Very easy to drink. Will make a nice summer picnic ale.

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Photo of ortie
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of PGVG
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beernut7
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have never had a beer to my memory that gave off the smell of tangy peanut butter. The very hazy straw color sits bellow a foamy cloud of a head. The clean crisp flavor has a very unique yeast character with a noticeable tanginess and a light malt with a spicy twang of hop bite. This is a very complex and tasty beer.

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Photo of Tom-Peters
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of stevec32
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Taybeh
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

from a single into a willi becher on a beautiful summer day

A: Hazy and cloudy golden-orange, with a massive billowy white head that sticks around for a good long time and leaves great lacing.

S: Grain and wheat, faint kind of sour lemon/orange.

T & M: Pretty creamy, good carbonation, no crisp snap at all. The citrus is fairly faint but it is very present together with a little twang and a little spice (some clove and even a touch of lavender)...dominant flavor is grain and wheat, and very good on that front.

refreshing and tasty

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Photo of PaBeerLover
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Zanico
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Lukebell15
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Segelstrom
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of johntfox
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dailyminefield
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Pahn
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of SharkNado
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of BlissJunkie
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of SPRichard
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

hazy yellow with orange highlights...2 finger white head that settles to a thin cap that leaves some lacing down the glass...steady carbonation

clean and crisp with subtle citrus hops

wheat and a slight hop presence, but not too bitter....hint of yeast....some tartness with a crisp malts aftertaste....nicely balanced and mild...decently carbonated body is a bit on he thin side

very drinkable, but the ABV makes me stop around 3 or 4 in one sitting...the nice mix of a light body and subtle flavoring add to it's refreshing taste

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Photo of ethanmc12
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MaxPowers
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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

Pours a hazy, pale yellow with a 3-finger, white head that has pretty good retention and leaves splotchy lace.

The smell is lemon zest and a bit of wheat.

The taste is lemon, the wheat and a bit of yeast. There isn't any trace of bitterness even with the pleasant lemon hops; I didn't notice any alcohol either.

Mouthfeel is medium tending toward light and has steady carbonation.

Overall: This is a very nice, easy drinking beer that is good for summer drinking. The ABV is not so high that you couldn't drink a few on a warm/hot day

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Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.84 out of 5 based on 6,776 ratings.
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