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

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Style:
Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #63
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
86
Ranked #18,314
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 12.88%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
31
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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
 
Michigan, United States
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86
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Notes: Brewed with real passionfruit, pink guava, and mango, we are beyond ready for this tropical spin on our favorite summer beer.
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 31 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very hazy gold with a sliver of cream colored head. Alright head retention & lacing

S: Mango, guava & passion fruit at the fore, fades a little as it warms

T: Follows the nose, a little tart mixes in with the sweet up front. Sweet guava, dryness & passion fruit as this warms, some tartness too. Finishes dry, a little tart with guava & passion fruit

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation, some acidity

Good flavor, plenty of drinkability. I certainly like it more than the base beer

Yesterday at 02:42 AM
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Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown cap:

The fruit additions are lovely, never eclipsing the enjoyable base beer. Tropically oriented with pleasantly fruity twists throughout all atop an approachable soft wheat malt backbone.

There's a lot to like here...definitely a better beer than ordinary Oberon in my book.

High B- / WORTHY

Monday at 06:53 AM
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This variant is pretty awesome kicks the tartness up a bit than the mango version. Getting alot of grapefruit and guava flavors and was a pretty smooth wheat beer. I could see myself enjoying a few of these if I am not in the IPA mood.

Saturday at 04:46 PM
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GRPunk from Michigan

4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tropical Oberon
12 oz. bottle (~$10 four pack at Meijer) bottled 05/19/21 poured into a Stone snifter

A- A normal pour created 2-fingers of dense, foamy, off-white head atop a very hazy (almost murky) golden-orange body (almost grapefruit juice-like). The head settles in to 1/2 finger with lots of foamy lace left on the glass.

S- Speaking of grapefruit, the tropical fruits combine to get almost grapefruit-like. A combination of sweet and tart. Passionfruit tartness, mango sweet. Almost grape skin. Maybe melon.

T- Quite tropical. A combination of sweet and tart as suggested by the aroma. While I know it's mango, passionfruit, and guava, I could mistake it for peach and clementine. A hint of herbal/spicy notes. Kinda "5-alive."

M- Medium body. Tart and crisp.

O- An excellent summer brew. I can see downing a few on the deck. I plan on picking up more. A great varietal for this summer. The fruit additions really seem natural.

A-4.5 S-4.25 T-4.5 M-4.25 O-4.5

Jun 13, 2021
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chinchill from South Carolina

4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle served in a lager glass. This bottle, less than 3 weeks from the bottling date, made its way from Michigan to my SC house remarkably fast.
It pours with a cloudy, straw colored body and a somewhat weak head.
Tropical fruit juice notes dominate the aroma, with the guava, passion fruit and mango all clearly present. A hint of baked wheat bread lies in the background. The very fruity flavor largely follows, with the mango more prominent and some mild tartness and bitterness. Grapefruit notes appear in the aftertaste.
Overall. Bell's has hit a homerun with this fruity, juicy wheat ale. Highly recommended.

Jun 12, 2021
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Chris7482 from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I love oberon and look forward to it each spring. I was excited about this, just like mango. Unfortunately, it just doesn't add to the wonderful beer that oberon is. It has a great tropical nose but a watered down taste really brings it down. I will probably continue to try oberon variations hoping for a home run but these last few have been disappointing. Decent beer, just not on par with Original Oberon.

Jun 12, 2021
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gatornation from Minnesota

3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a full hazy golden color with a nice head and lacing. Smell as advertised with passion fruit dominate . Taste has bitter ripe mango with tart passion fruit some guava soften out the trio of fruit. Mouth feel fresh with fruit some tartness . 1 single was enough for me ,the fruit did not work well together with the base , I will;l; stick to straight Oberon.

Jun 09, 2021
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taking the fruity, citrusy and spicy classic summer ale to a whole new tropic level, Bell's Brewery gives their famous Oberon American Pale Wheat Ale a facelift that's meant for tropical islands and a beach lifestyle with the additions of passionfruit, guava and mango.

Cloudy in appearance and captured in a strong straw, light gold translucence, Tropical Oberon builds a billowing creamy froth while drawing in the nose with tangy fruits of both citrus and tropical nature. Gentle spices soothe the senses with hints of vanilla and cream ahead of a creamy-sweet sip of breadiness, cream and shortcake.

Starchy, creamy and pillowy on the tongue, the beer's middle palate shines with that cereal underpinning to support all that fruit that ranges from orange, guava, passionfruit, mango, lime, lemon and apple in a full fruit punch display. Balanced with the peppery spices of paradise seed, coriander, nutmeg and mint, the finishes invites an herbal and spice complement to cool the palate and usher in a great sense of refreshment.

Medium bodied, creamy and malty-sweet throughout, the beer is light enough to enjoy in the hottest of weather or to take the tastebuds on a tropical vacation from anywhere in Bell's delivery area. The ale finishes with a blend of light hop bitterness and moderate spices and with a brief aftertaste of sweet dough and minty herbs.

Jun 02, 2021
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FBarber from Illinois

3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a thick, cloudy, sediment filled matte orange color. Completely opaque, and almost looks like one of those milkshake IPAs ... Thin white, fuzzy head settles in on the top of the beer and then just lingers for as long as there is beer in the glass. The aroma on this is tropical punch - notes of mango, guava, passionfruit, orange, and lemon dance across the nose and dominate the overall aroma. Underneath are some lighter notes of wheat.

Taste follows the nose with rich fruit notes of mango, passionfruit, guava, orange and papaya. the passionfruit does produce a slight tartness in the profile. If you've had passionfruit or a beer featuring it, you know what I mean here. Light wheat notes come through underneath the fruit along with a light hoppiness on the back end of the beer. Very light, mild bitterness. Overall its lightly sweet, but not really what I would call "sweet", which is nice given that there is a decent amount fruit in this. Feel is medium to fuller bodied - no doubt the amount of fruit in this is making it a heftier beer than it otherwise would be. Bright, but balanced slightly fizzy carbonation.

Overall this is a very good beer - I think I'd still put Oberon above this, but its far closer than any of the there prior oberon variants including the mango variant. I would definitely pick this one up again in the future.

Jun 01, 2021
Oberon - Tropical from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 31 ratings