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

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3.82/5
Very Good
7,042 Ratings
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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:
#16,052
Reviews:
1,853
Ratings:
7,042
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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239
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Ratings: 7,042 |  Reviews: 1,853
Photo of daledeee
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had a draw of this while in Wisconsin, This prompted me to by a six pack. The tap beer was GOOD! Good head nice taste. I bought a six pack of it to bring home. I opened the beer. No head. The nose was still OK. Some fruit, yeast and malt. The taste still had some bite. But overall it was just flat tasting compared to the keg stuff. The only thing that saved the review is that this is good tasting beer. Good malt character and some bite. I will try this again. It must be the batch.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Yeah, like Alexis Ren's instagram, I'm into it. Bright orangish hue like I feel F.W. Murneau's masterpiece, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans would look like if it was shot in technicolor. Taste is like waking up next to Alesandra Ambrosio on a cloudy day, and then having her freshly squeeze you some orange juice - I can get used to this. It's not the most vibrant, it doesn't speak to me like Sartre at midnight, but it is there and proud. And that is enough for the Raul man.

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Photo of stevec32
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Danmullens1
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of capnamerica
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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

Photo of JohnnyMc
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours out a very hazy orange and yellow with a creamy 1 finger white head.

It smells of wheat, grains, slight spices and citrus.

The taste is heavily wheat/grain with a tasty citrus/orange character followed with a slight spicyness.

Very easy to drink and incredibly refreshing. For a summer beer, you can't beat this flavor.

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Photo of MrJuengling
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MPSTARR
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Beernoobie
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of putnam
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I remember the debut of this wine as "Solsun." We loved it then, and it's still good. Big, candied-orange-peels-preserved-in-alcohol aroma together with notes of suede, beach sand, and watermelon. Bold, sweet attack delivers nuances of mace, melon and green leaves. Sweet alcohol fuels a galloping finish of fine grain and mineral bitterness. A mouthful.

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Photo of JohnQVegas
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into Sam Adams lager glass.

Pours pale straw, with a hint of orange, very hazy, with a dense one-finger off-white head on top that sticks around nicely. Really nice lacing.

Nose is tangy wheat/light pale malt, some yeast (clove?).

Taste is yeasty, tangy wheat. Very light hoppy bitterness towards the finish. There's a light, fresh breadiness about the beer that I'm really loving towards the finish. You can tell it's super fresh. Finish is bready, yeasty. Bit of citrus.

Mouthfeel is light to medium carbonation, light bodied.

Top notch for a style I'm usually really not crazy about. It's odd, but it actually reminded me more of an abbey singel crossed with a wheat beer.

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Photo of Spider889
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For what it is Oberon is a great brew. It's light in body and very easily drinkable. The color is a wonderful golden orange with a nice foamy white head. It smells of orange peel, lemon, and other interesting spices.

It's semi-sweet and you get a nice dose of wheat flavor, again followed by orange. Not my favorite beer but it's an excellent choice for the summer and I could easily drink this all day.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

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4.28/5  rDev +12%

Photo of chugalug06
2.99/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy orange colored brew with fluffy white head. Streaked lacing.

Lots of dirty wheat, not much else. Light lemon, rubber, and cat urine.

Very wheaty and slightly hopped. Light, smooth, crisp, and over carbonated.

A very refreshing brew for a 100+ degree day... I can't imagine having more then one Oberon, but the one is good, a mess, but good. Lots of carbonation distracts from the smooth flavor.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dougwillhike
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 7,042 ratings