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

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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
American Pale Wheat Beer
Ranked #43
Ranked #18,943
3.84 | pDev: 10.42%
Apr 03, 2023
May 27, 2021
Very Good
Oberon - TropicalOberon - Tropical
Notes: Brewed with real passionfruit, pink guava, and mango, we are beyond ready for this tropical spin on our favorite summer beer.
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Rated: 3.58 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Apr 03, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Mar 03, 2023
Rated: 3.84 by TreyJ88

Oct 21, 2022
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Reviewed by DarkLordScott from Wisconsin

3.27/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a hazy, thick orange cream color, with a modest head. Aroma is guava and passionfruit. Taste is passionfruit and with mango at the very tail end. Carbonation is minimal and there is great deal of fruit in each taste. The experience ends quickly. The body is thick though not as thick as one might expect from the sight. I do believe that trying this out in a hammock would enhance the experience.
Sep 16, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by Ajc2936 from Texas

Sep 01, 2022
Rated: 3.93 by MjamesL from Pennsylvania

Aug 06, 2022
Rated: 3.92 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Aug 03, 2022
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours like a hazy, cloudy and opaque. Great head retention, too. The guava is most prominent on the nose, with more of the mango and passion fruit coming across on the sip. It’s … not what I expected at all. More akin to a fruited sour than the Oberon we all know and (for the most part) love.
Jul 20, 2022
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Reviewed by HattedClassic from Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beer pouts a nice fluffy, slightly creamy, and white head that dissipates at a moderate pace. The beer itself is a cloudy yellow orange that looks nice.

The smell is good. It has a wheat and yeast smell mixed with the mango and passionfruit sweet and fruity notes. The guava really stands out in the smell with slightly tart note surrounded by the sweeter fruit notes.

The taste is good but not as good as the smell. The guava comes out in front and dominates most of the taste while the sweeter fruits like the mango barely make it through. The wheat note comes out in the finish.

The feel is good. It has a fairly heavy body for a wheat ale and comes out more like a light slurpee. It has a sticky and lightly acidic finish.

Overall, a pretty good beer worth getting for those not as miserable summer days.
Jul 19, 2022
Rated: 3.77 by Boone757 from Virginia

Jul 13, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jul 02, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by cryptichead from Illinois

Jun 29, 2022
Rated: 3.1 by beersampler6 from Michigan

Jun 27, 2022
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Reviewed by Dufus from Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Needs to be correct temperature and in a glass to appreciate its subtlety. Rich heavy wheat beer head. Muted fruity aroma. Opaque mango color. Lingering fruit aftertaste. Pulpy rich mouth feel and carbonation, very nicely done. Not in-your-face but subtle and a very nice offering. I paid $9.50 for a 4 pack.
Jun 18, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Bell's Brewery "Oberon - Tropical"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle "PKG 04/20/22" and sampled on 06/15/22
$3.29 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: The label reads "Brewed with real passionfruit, pink guava, and mango". That may explain why it's so murky! It's a kind of golden/brass in color beneath a full head of white foam. The aroma is distinctly fruity. Let's see what we've got here... passionfruit, guava, and fruit pulp. On to the flavor... it's fruity, and juicy, but the flavors aren't really that clear. I get mango followed by passionfruit, and then the guava. Guava is kind of mild to begin with so that's to be expected. It's not that sweet considering all of the fruit that was added. I get the wheat in the malt but the malt isn't really that sweet either. There's not a lot of bitterness to it but it still finishes dry. Surprisingly, given all of the fruit involved, there's not a lot left lingering. In the mouth it's medium bodied but it feels fuller because of all of the extra proteins and fruit. The carbonation is moderate leaving it creamy and smooth. The head held up pretty well throughout but the lacing was just a little bit better than average. In the end I have to say that I prefer the standard Oberon because it's more focused and has a better balance.
Review #8,066
Jun 15, 2022
Rated: 3.82 by prototypic from Ohio

Jun 11, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by adosen01 from Minnesota

Jun 04, 2022
Rated: 4 by Nunya from Ohio

Jun 04, 2022
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottled 4/21/22, so plenty fresh.

L---Murky, opaque, thick looking. Yellowy orange color. Yellowy head with ok retention and great lacing. Looks absolutely nothing like a wheat beer. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

S---Tropical fruit (Mango & guava) backed by wheat. Exactly as advertised.

T---Sweet. Not as wheaty as expected, more dominated by the mango & guava.

F---Medium+ body. Oddly for a wheat beer, it's a little sticky.

O---Would be good, not great on a hot day.
May 17, 2022
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Reviewed by damndirtyape from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle poured into a D'Achouffe tulip glass. Packaged 04/12/22 PRN36915.

Appearance: Opaque orange-amber color with a tinge of pink to it. Thin white head with an occasional strand of lacing noted.

Smell: Lots of tropical fruit - definite mango and passion fruit.

Taste: All the tropical fruit dominates the flavor of the beer, and I'm not getting much of wheat or the base Oberon beer. I can note some wheat tang graininess under it all, but it's mostly the tropical fruit that comes across with the beer. Notable mango and passion-fruit flavors, and muted guava that comes across as a bit more like orange (to my taste-buds anyway).

Mouthfeel: Light but prickly carbonation. Thick and chewy.

Overall / Drinkability: Easily drinkable, fun and tropical, but I find I only want one per evening. I think I would prefer pairing this with food, but I'm not sure what to pair it with. I'll have to try out a few things and see what works.
May 15, 2022
Rated: 4 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Apr 14, 2022
Rated: 3.71 by Mavigo from Michigan

Feb 07, 2022
Rated: 3.01 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Dec 30, 2021
Rated: 3.96 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Dec 19, 2021
Rated: 3.83 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Nov 13, 2021
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Reviewed by deleted_user_995920

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours an mostly opaque orange with a minimal head. Lots of yeast floaters of or fruit mash, yeast or fruit sludge on bottom of bottle. (This beer is within date) Smell is somewhat muted,mild grain smell. Very tasty tropical fruit blend. Feels well carbonated and finishes juicy . Overall if you don't mind having white floaters in your beer this is quite good. I will try to shake up the next one. I personally find any solids in my beer gross-
Nov 10, 2021
Rated: 3.25 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Nov 09, 2021
Rated: 3 by doctorgary from New York

Oct 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Cloudy, hazy appearance; modest head production.

Mango and guava are noticeable on the nose, along with hints of orange and lime, and a slight mustiness.

Guava up front, along with a slight earthiness. The fruit tastes natural and real. The guava really dominates, however - perhaps unsurprising given the flavor profiles of the fruit involved. Mango is perhaps noticeable on the back third.

Rather light and watery on the palate. Makes for a good Summer crusher, I suppose, but I prefer more body, and the flavors lose some impact due to the thinness.
Oct 22, 2021
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Reviewed by firesidewithphil from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bell's Oberon has been a mainstay on the Midwest craft beer scene for quite some time. It is reliable and always perfect during the release season. I was stoked to find a variant of this great beer that had dark tropical vibes. There isn't a lot of fruit addition which can be overpowering in some of these fruited beers. The base beer holds strong to create a different, and fun type of Oberon.
Sep 25, 2021
Rated: 4 by mpenske from California

Sep 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Raime from Korea (North)

3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From my brother. I will be honest I am one of the few who does not care much for base oberon nor any variation I've had of said beer so my expectations are tempered with this one.

Look - Hazy yellow sunset with a lotta murk. Finger of head that doesn't stick around for long. Mediuk carb.

Smell - Wheaty. Inagine that. Definitely get the guava.

Taste - Mostly the wheats but the guava is a nice backbone. Not like an ipa type of hop guava for example but closer to a juice.

Feel - Full bodied with moderatr carbonation. Thick on the swallow. Tastes sit around and linger for awhile.

Overall - Definitely better than the other oberon incarnations. Problem is he paid too much for a 4 pack. But hey, if you're a big fan of the style I don't see why you wouldn't love it. As always, give it a shot and come to your own conclusions.
Sep 05, 2021
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 FL OZ bottle
Served in a Michigan Wolverines pint glass

This beer pours a hazy orange color and is topped with a couple inches of tan head that leaves no lacing.

Passionfruit and mango on the nose.

Passionfruit and guava upfront. The mango is kind of overwhelmed. The base beer tries to come through but is also overwhelmed by tropical fruit.

Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel

A very refreshing version of Oberon. Great for a hot summer day.
Sep 05, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by 22Blue from Kansas

Aug 29, 2021
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A little underwhelmed by this. Believe me, I think its a beautiful looking beer and thus I gave it a 4/5 on that front. Looks like an orange hazy paradise. Aroma-wise, you get the prominent wheat with tropical fruits and really gives a good "tropical" theme to it. However, taste-wise, it was a bit sour to me, like Florida Natural orange juice, which is my least fave OJ. Might just not be my style, but had a thickness to it too that did not scream tropical beer to me. Also, speaking from experience, if you get salt water in it, it becomes a 0/5. Not a knock on Bell's at all, just this brew wasn't for me.
Aug 25, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Aug 23, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by Satsuma from Florida

Aug 23, 2021
Rated: 3.56 by stucat from Illinois

Aug 18, 2021
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle, packaged 5/21/21, into Pipeworks Schitzo Pint Glassssssssss.

Looking like a dang fine hazy IPA, it pours an orange juice color with a rapidly diminishing head that leaves zero lacing behind. Sucks for head retention. Boo.

Aroma is malt grist (mostly wheat) and a hint of passion fruit. Not much else mang

Flavor brings guava first, then a bit of tangy passion fruit, and finally classic wheat-y Oberon finishing this one up. Some cracker, wheat malt, and biscuit dough linger on the finish with the acidity and mild pucker of passion fruit. Great balance.

Feel is carbonated, slightly starchy, somewhat crisp, with quite a bit of alcohol heat that was not expected.

Overall, Bell's forwardly propounds knowledge and prowess in their execution of this beer. Never once do the fruits overshadow the base beer. It's quite a wonderful balance. It seems however that this would have been a much better choice on a sweltering 100 degree day, not a perfectly cool summer night like tonight. Definitely give this beer a whirl, it deserves that much.

Probably the best passion fruit beer on the shelf right now in my area.

$2.49 @ Tay-Tay's
Aug 16, 2021
Oberon - Tropical from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 100 ratings