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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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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of rsquared59
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of beernut7
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
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 JRed
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Transparent dull gold with yeast swirling throughout the body. Bubbly white head that vanishes. Subtle aroma of apple, wheat, butter, vomit, and withering floral. Tastes of wheat, light grain, slight citrus, yeasty, sour note, with some apple that merges with hops towards the finish. It fades out with some sweet banana notes that cover the tongue. Light carbonation with light-medium bodied. The aroma is hard to overlook. It holds the beer back.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spicy hop aroma.
Very drinkable.
Nice carbonation bite.
Light citrus profile.

What can I say? This is a very formidable pale wheat that doesn't overdo it on the citrus. The spicyness from the hops and the ever so slightly bitter finish make this beer great.

Will actively seek out this brew again when I want a break from the usual IPA.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
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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3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A) Hazy orange with about a half inch of white head that stuck around for a bit and formed a nice little white cap. The lacing was good. I don't mind sediment in my brew, but this was a bit like a medium pulp OJ.

S) Wheat, orange, mild hops and some spice.

T) Wheat and grain, definite citrus, mild hops.

M) A pretty light body, with light carbonation IMO. I will say I was picking up the feel of the sediment in my mouth. I've, had this one before in the bottle and on tap, just don't recall it being this chunky.

O) This is a pretty good tasting, and pretty easy drinking summer brew. I'd go for it again to be sure. I am thinking, this particular bottle had more sediment in it than most.

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

Bell's Oberon Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 6,885 ratings
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