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

Oberon EclipseOberon Eclipse
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From:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
American Pale Wheat Beer
Ranked #64
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
85
Ranked #20,778
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 9.55%
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
117
Status:
Active
Rated:
Tuesday at 01:25 AM
Added:
Feb 04, 2023
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  7
For those long winter nights, introducing Oberon Eclipse. To reflect on the change in seasons, Oberon Eclipse is slightly stronger and darker than its namesake. However, it still remains easy-drinking and refreshing. It’s the perfect beer for cozy nights spent in good company.

Oberon Eclipse has a strong wheat backbone, balanced with a little bit of sweetness and richness accompanied by the orange and coriander. It features a slightly bitter, clean finish that is medium bodied and slightly warming.
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Rated by jduprey007 from Michigan

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

Feb 24, 2024
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Rated: 3.75 by Cathartes from Massachusetts

Tuesday at 01:25 AM
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
cool we have some bells stuff coming into idaho now, this is tasty, a little old school as fruited wheat beer goes, but not overdone there, obvious orange and some pith and peel type bitterness to it, fluffy and fuller wheaty base, not sweet, and even though its real close to its best by date and fading some, its still tasty and satisfying with a creaminess and a wonderful effervescence. i like the bitterness, its a nice alternative to overly fragrant or sweet citrus, its more authentic to me, and there is enough maltiness to this that its balanced, some oxidation present in aroma and flavor though too. a rusty color from the can with a lathered up white head, some lace as it drinks, and some appropriate haze for the style. i get some hops in here too, a slightly piney bitter bite on the swallow, not over the top and actually real pleasant with the citrus note. some bread yeast character, light earthen spiciness too, white pepper or something, herbal as it warms, but the wheat is on full display here, baked and hearty, faintly sweet in the center, frothed up feeling. im not positive this is refined and dialed to the extent that put bells on the map in the first place, but its cool to drink a new to me beer from them for the first time in ages, and i cant be too critical of a full character drinker that kicked the weekend off right. probably not a beer i race to buy again, but my wife and i both enjoyed it.
Mar 23, 2024
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From the 12pk mix. BB date : 14 Apr 2024

Lightly hazy apricot, with 1/2 finger of quickly-dissipating white head, that leaves a thin ring, and a slight surface sheet. Looks like cider, but just a bit more orangey.

Smell is light crackery malt, slight vague fruitiness, and a hint of caramel.

Taste is light banana bread/circus peanut -the usual - plus hints of caramel and apricot . A slight bit of orange peel comes through as it warms.

Feel is lightly juicy, with light, sharp, carbonation bite kicking in at the end. Drying sensation after finish.

Overall , not bad. Not something I would seek out as a stand-alone, but as a few in a mix pack, as a break between IPAs, it's enjoyable.
[EDIT , 4/11/24] : Having my last one, & got interrupted, so it sat out for 20+ minutes. Might be just the day, but I'm liking it better older & warmer. :)
Mar 19, 2024
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Reviewed by damndirtyape from Ohio

3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz bottle served in a shaker pint glass. Best by 12 Mar 24. PRN 42582L 1205. Poured to bring the sediment along, but not all of it made it in the pour.

Appearance: Hazy / translucent medium to dark amber color, thin white head. Some thick strands of lacing that slide back down the glass.

Smell: Malty, orange peel.

Taste: A lot like it smells up front (malty, definitely sweet), with orange peel, and then coriander and wheat tang at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Brisk carbonation, just under fizzy. Good thickness and a bit chewy. A little spicy on the tongue.

Overall / Drinkability: Quite tasty and easily drinkable. It's a maltier sweeter version of Oberon - maybe it is appropriate for winter vs. summer. I could easily have another over the course of a meal, but one is good enough by itself.
Mar 15, 2024
 
Rated: 4 by JLaw55 from Missouri

Mar 12, 2024
 
Rated: 3.85 by YeastEnthusiast from New Jersey

Mar 08, 2024
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can poured into a Bell's Brewery snifter

A: Pours copper orange amber with a frothy pale khaki head that settles to a light layer and leaves a little spotty lacing.

S: Orange zest, floral notes, coriander spice, fairly estery, a little earthy, toasty bready malt, wheat twang, and a little caramel toffee sweetness.

T: Solid hit of orange jumps right out, followed by coriander spice with a slight earthiness and light floral notes, before settling in to a world of toasty bready twangy malt, a little caramel toffee sweetness and some estery yeasty notes.

M: Just a touch on the fuller side of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Pretty solid winter sibling. Definitely packs a little more oomph for those cold nights.
Mar 02, 2024
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Dark copper in color with a light haziness. There’s a fingernail of brown on around the top and covering three quarters of the rim. There’s a heavy aroma of coriander, a bit of orange peel and some pale wheat. I’m tasting a hefty dose of coriander, some pale wheat, and a dash of orange at the back of the palate. The mouth is snappy and refreshing.
Feb 24, 2024
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Reviewed by Mugman8 from New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours out slightly, cloudy, dark orange body, with a thin white head and some lacing. Aroma is slightly sour oranges and bready malts. Taste is fruity and slightly sweet to start, with a bready middle and a crisp, smooth finish. Carbonation is moderate and ABV is 6.3%. The regular Oberon is one of my favorite summer beers and this is very nice addition to the excellent Bell's line-up. This is very drinkable brew.
Feb 18, 2024
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Reviewed by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours a brassy orange with a thin lasting white head.
Smells like hopped oranges.
Taste is similar, albeit on a highly disguised thin to medium body wheat malt base.
Overall, I'm not a huge fan.
There are way better wheat beers available for me to get this one again.
I know it's a citrus wheat, but all I really taste is hoppy oranges. Meh.
Feb 05, 2024
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Reviewed by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Part of the Bell's Mix Pack - $19.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a turbid, troubled, dingy orange-gold body with a medium-sized, whitish head.

Smell: A pulpy orange fruitiness set against a lightly sweet-smelling honeyed, blonde caramel element along with toasted wheat and coriander.

Taste: Sweetish start of blonde caramel/honey and toasted wheat with a little graininess. Sweetish orange with a faint bitter citrus hint. Earthy, floral coriander, a dull yeastiness, and a little showing of alcohol give a smidge of a drying sensation, but it still finishes a bit sweet.

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.
Feb 03, 2024
 
Rated: 3.85 by btbcolo from Colorado

Feb 03, 2024
 
Rated: 3.12 by bplabernie from Michigan

Jan 29, 2024
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Reviewed by Lanoke12 from Michigan

3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Look is dark amber. Smell is of roasted slight sweet malts. Taste is of slight sweet malts and wheat. Feel is medium bodied. A good variant in the classic Oberon beer, although I liked Winter White Ale Witbier as a seasonal offering.
Jan 27, 2024
 
Rated: 3.34 by Mac_Cheesin from Maryland

Jan 27, 2024
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours out clear, a dark orange body, with a short white head, some minor lacing.

S - A hit of sour grains, grass and a bit of biscuity malts.

T - Lovely open of honey and floral hops, a middle that introduces some soft minerality over the more fundamental bread notes, and a light acidity and soft bitterness that winds things up nicely.

M - Very brisk carbonation and moderate weight, with a clean dry finish that calls for another drink.

O - I like this version quite a bit more than the original. This is still a friendly, drinkable brew, but with more depth and better flavor.
Jan 26, 2024
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Reviewed by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Look: Burnt shade of orange with a one finger, soapy white head of dense foam. Laces the glass moderately.

Aroma: Dried orange peel mostly. A touch of caramel and whole wheat bread.

Taste: Definitely more bitter and malty than the original. Upfront dried orange peel and earthy coriander that slowly transition into graham cracker like malty flavors; which linger on for a good while. Has a sort of wheaties cereal or wheat thins thing going on as well. There's a nice cantaloupe flavor lingering way in the background, but only after the beer opens up and gets to room temperature.

Feel: Silky and supple. Mid-heavy body with low-moderate carbonation. Straddles a fine line between being filling and hearty while still maintaining good thirst quenching drinkability.

Overall: Not sure if I prefer this to classic Oberon; but I do like this. The citrus notes are not as "bright" as they are in the OG Oberon, this has way more of a bitter dehydrated orange pith flavor with a much more pronounced caramel malt bill.
Jan 23, 2024
 
Rated: 3.68 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Jan 23, 2024