Oberon - Mango
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

Oberon - MangoOberon - Mango
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Style:
Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #122
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
84
Ranked #30,911
Avg:
3.76 | pDev: 7.71%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
59
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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
 
Michigan, United States
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Oberon - MangoOberon - Mango
Notes: The color and scent of a summer afternoon; now with a mango twist. This limited release of your favorite summer beer just got a blast of real fruit. It's refreshing, easy-drinking and only here for a short time.
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Creamsicle colored body with a thin beige cap, just looks like summer. Wheat leads the nose like the original, mango, orange and general citrus zest support, again all very light like the original. Taste is more general fruit than obnoxious mango to the face, much appreciated, get mango, orange, peach and lemon with wheat and very light hops. Feel is slightly more juicy than the orignal, but still very light, bright and crushable. Hello summer

Monday at 08:43 PM
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

PKG 07/14/2020.

Appearance: Pours a well-hazed, dark orange-gold body with minimal head formation.

Smell: Crisp cereal grains with a decent degree of stewed wheatiness. Fruity-scented waft of orange rind and mango juice.

Taste: Orangey citrus and sweet mango puree with an overall tanginess. Drying graininess on the tongue with a taste of basic wheat. Slight, subtle bitterness akin to dried orange peel, though it stays a tad sweet, honeyed through the lightly crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I am always for one-offing a fine base beer, though, this is one of those times I'd recommend simply sticking to the original Oberon.

Sunday at 11:02 PM
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Roguer from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good head production and decent retention. Nice lacing. Body is lively and quite hazy, allowing only silhouette penetration.

Nose is a pleasant and soft, fairly typical of a wheat ale, albeit a touch fruitier. Mango is there if you know to look for it, but it doesn't stand out strongly, rather blending with the yeast expression for an overall fruity nose. I'm also unsure if the hop selection contributes to the fruit on the nose, but it's entirely possible. Clove, pepper, banana, lemon, melon, mango.

The mango is well integrated into the overall flavor profile, as well, not sticking out like a sore thumb, and overall complementary to the flavor profile. The back end has a milky aspect (possibly from the wheat, perhaps accented by the mango) that I don't particularly enjoy. The overall restraint in this beer, however, means that few other flavors do pop out. There's very, very light citrus (almost like flavored seltzer water), mild clove and spices, and a smooth fruity tone.

Lively and crisp up front, yielding to a softer, slick and wet finish. Not a perfect mouthfeel for a wheat beer, but definitely in line with what I expect.

This beer definitely works for what it is. It's quite refreshing; it absolutely delivers on the front of being a pleasant Summer ale you can enjoy on a hot day. It doesn't "go hard," and it's not trying to. It's not a perfect beer or a perfect drinking experience, but it occupies its niche quite well. I think Bell's mostly nailed what they were going for here.

Sunday at 02:32 PM
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy bright orange color. No head.
Grassy aroma, some sweet fruit. Not a lot going on.
Mango taste, late bitterness.
Light-bodied. Not exactly a refreshing summer drink.

Saturday at 06:14 PM
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izraelc from New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a big fan of the original Oberon. Pours a thick bright orange. Thin foam. Slight mango aroma. Pretty good. Big wheat body with a mild mango finish. Not overpowering. No artificial mango taste. Best mango beer I've had so far.

Saturday at 02:11 AM
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - hazy slight tan orange
Smell - smells like orange hi c
Taste - taste like an tangerine mango hi c
Feel - medium full body medium light carb
Overall - not a fan. Def koolaid tasting but thicker

Thursday at 10:30 PM
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 7/15/20. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a very murky and cloudy glowing orange; fluffy light orange head that fades leaving nice retention and lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of wheat, malts, crackers and fresh bread. Blend of citrus and tropical notes. Some orange and and mango. The flavors follow the nose. More orange and mango. Hints of pineapple and coconut in the mix. Some damp grass. Low to no bitterness. Subtle sweetness. Solid malt backbone. Yeasts come through. Finishes juicy. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's slick, fluffy, slightly creamy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid brew. It ultimately stays true to the style even with the addition of mango. It's refreshing, enjoyable and fun to drink. Not bad at all. I like it.

Aug 01, 2020
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy medium orange color with creamy lacing and low carbonation.

S - Light wheat and delicate mango aroma.

T - Light wheat malt base with subtle mango over the top to give it a slight fruity twang. Finishes balanced with some delicate mango residue that coats the mouth after the sip.

M - Thick texture for a wheat beer and semi-dry on the finish.

O - An interesting variation on a Classic Bell's beer.

Jul 31, 2020
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Junior from Michigan

4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Golden straw colored. Hazy with a bubbly white head.
S - Sweet mango and bready malt.
T - Mango, wheat and mild spice
F - Clean and relatively dry.
O - A very nice complement to the original, yet enough difference to stand by itself.

Jul 29, 2020
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

There's just some fruits that have a high affinity when used in beer. And Bell's Brewery knows the power of the mango fruit all too well. Their yearly venture into the habanero and mango combination takes a journey from the keg-only option and into the bottle, but this time without the aid from the habanero peppers.

Pouring hazy orange, the juicy looking ale fits the matte color of mango quite well. Capped with a creamy white head, a bold tropical scent rolls off of the foam before enticing the first sip of cereal sweetness, creamy malts, fresh bread dough and the floral nature of honey.

As a full mango fruit expression leads to a succulent sweet, pleasantly tart middle palate, its bold tropical flavor easily surpasses the slow fade of maltiness while the ale's gentle spices of orange peel, coriander, white pepper, paradise seed and nearly bellini-like tang. Trailing into a medium bittered late palate, it seems that the yeast spices and flavor additions carried the balance well and this peppery hop bite distracts from the taste in the beer's final frame.

Medium bodied and trending slightly drier, the aid of vinous alcohol and mango acidity aids in the beer's lightness and drinkability despite the hop bitterness distracting from taste, the Mango Oberon finishes malty-dry with a medium length extension of fruit peel, pepper and pine.

Jul 28, 2020
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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly cloudy bright straw yellow. Smallish white cap that recedes quickly without leaving lacing. Aroma is fresh mango. Flavor is sweet up front with a little hop bite in the finish. Feel is light bodied, well carbonated. Overall an okay summer beer.

Jul 27, 2020
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Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not much nose. Very subtle mango, tad bit of funk (off flavor?). Sweet and fruity on palate, but lacking witbier flavor. Overall, something seems off with this one.

Jul 27, 2020
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Tripel_Threat from Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Do you like mango? Well, here you go. Do you like Oberon? Then grab a regular ol' Oberon. This one pours a thick, bright orange with a finger of foam bubbly foam that's here and gone, with nary a trace. Aroma is definitely mango, with a slight hint of wheat ale beneath. The flavor is syrupy mango, again with a touch of wheat. Feel is quite thick for a summer-refresher.

Jul 27, 2020
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jockstrappy from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a solid orange color with a soapy white head. Aroma includes the mango as advertised with the Oberon cereal grain character behind it. Flavor follows step for step with the mango fruity sweetness to compliment the grain notes that make up the subtle wheat backbone of this brew. Can’t say for certain if I like this more than the original, but it’s definitely solid and worth a taste. Very good summer brew.

Jul 27, 2020
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange color (or mango color, maybe?), there’s a sudsy pearl white head that draws you in to grab a whiff of all that mango.

And there’s loads and loads and LOADS of mango, both on the nose and on the taste. If you don’t like mango, sprint away from this beer like your head is on fire. If you do like mango, consider shoving your way to the front of the line to grab this, because it is mangorific, IMHO.

The base beer is present, especially on the mouthfeel, which is medium, but the mango is amped, which gives an already refreshing beer a boost.

A perfect lawnmower beer, IMHO. Exceptionally well done by Bell’s.

Jul 25, 2020
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RyanPoff from Tennessee

3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from a bottle packaged on 7/6 into a pint glass on 7/25.

S: Mangoes, maybe some peach, standard malt/grassy wheat from Oberon.

A: Hazy orange of Oberon. Seemed to have less head than the standard Oberons I regularly drink.

T: Mango and the tropical fruit leads, with the wheat in the background. A bit of a syrupy stickiness that I don't normally find in Oberon.

M: Fresh, popping, medium bodied, a bit of added "weight" from the syrup.

I'm a bit disappointed. This tastes more like an RJ Rockers "Son of a Peach." A bit heavy on the mango and the syrupiness seems to be heavy. I was looking forward to trying it - while not bad, I find regular Oberon better.

Jul 25, 2020
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gatornation from Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy Beautiful Orange golden sunset color. Smell is Oberon that malt and wheat smell. Taste has cracked wheat and house yeast with just the right amount of mango some lemon baked bread its very good. Mouth feel has a very nice mango fruit bitterness that complements the base Oberon. Very tasty and well done.

Jul 21, 2020
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jkblr from Indiana

3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottled 07/02/2020 (15 days ago) poured into small becher glass at fridge temp 5.8% ABV. The beer pours hazy apricot in color with a few floaties and off white head. The head recedes to a thin ring and leaves no lacing. The aroma is strong mango and lesser wheat. The taste is semisweet wheat with the tart mango showing up later. Minimal bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, good.

Jul 18, 2020
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ichorNet from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oberon is a pretty decent beer, albeit one that I haven't found to be particularly special because, well, it isn't designed to be. It's probably one of the quintessential APWAs on the market, and though I was glad to check it out last year when it first arrived in MA, I quickly moved back to buying mostly darker beers from Bell's, as those tend to be what I prefer from their available output. Leave it to these guys to shake things up with a tropical twist on their year-round best-seller, though; I snatched up a very affordable (under $10!) four pack of bottles and poured one into a glass...

Immediately, I was struck by the gorgeous color and the effervescent head that built up to about a half-finger before quickly fading away to a thin, buoyant ring of foam. I love the hazy, deep-orange color of this beer, and, though the foamy cap it builds up wears down with haste, it's still a nice looking beer.

The nose is a bit of the typical funky wheat of the regular Oberon, kinda rustic and crackery with a cereal-like backing note, combined with a hint of tropical fruit and a bit of grassy, herbal hoppiness. The mango element here is not super obvious, but it's there just enough to distinguish this from plain ol' Oberon, and I respect that. Bell's is not really a brewery known to go "overboard" when it comes to adjuncts, so I appreciate the erring on the side of caution, but it might've popped a little more with just a smidge more fruit.

On the tongue, Mango Oberon once again focuses on the wheat-laden aspects of the main beer, while the mango takes a slight backseat. For sure, tinges of tropical fruit including slight kiwi and papaya do make an appearance, but this reminds me a lot of regular Oberon. Slight grassiness, some citrus, and crackery wheat. The finish does have a bit more mango juice to it, but it's still not huge. Once again, I think the decision not to make this a mango bomb is respectable, but slightly more would not have really hurt this one. The feel is crisp, bright, and enjoyable, but with a slight heft to it that lets you know this isn't a light beer by any means. Still a flavorful, good summer crusher, and I will gladly enjoy the other three bottles.

Jul 18, 2020
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jzlyo from Iowa

4.26/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is wheat, fruit and tropical fruit/mild mangoes. The flavor is fruit/berries, mangoes, wheat and a mildly sweet/slight tropical fruit juice finish.

Jul 17, 2020
Oberon - Mango from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 59 ratings