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RATINGS: 2111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2011
12 oz. bottle from A Southern Season Ar: Tangy lemon and wheat up front, a bit of peach. Ap: Pours a slightly hazy light orange-straw. 1" head dissipates pretty quickly but leaves very good lace. T: Very little malt sweetness, with a proper tartness on the finish throughout the mouth. P: Medium body, a bit thicker than I expect from a wheat ale. O: Good beer, but not as good as Gumballhead. Still one of the better wheats I can get in Chapel Hill.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1887) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Pours with relatively little head and the head is short-lived. S - quite fruity: aromas of apricot and citrus. T - fruity but a little more sour than sweet. Not a big fan of wheat beers but this one’s not bad. Still, not a great finish. M - thin; near watery O - pleasant; has, in my experience, a unique character. {From April 2011 notes}

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4137) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Can’t believe I have never entered a rating for this one. Bottle (recently shared by goodbyeohio)... Poured hazy, straw yellow with a mild forming head. Lovely wheat tone, with a hint of vanilla, malt sweetness & husky-ness along with fruity esters and some noticeable grassy hopping.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weevo (23) - Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle, pours hazy gold with cream head. Always a signal spring is here in our area as the store signs announce "Oberon is Here". One of my go to summer beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (1802) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle from GBBF 2014. Poured a hazy orange, with a halo of white head and visible floating yeast. Aroma of grass, peal and wheat. Oranges and tinned fruit in the flavour, with a little straw. Rich finish, with some grain apricot and mango.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1324) - - SEP 9, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-5-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy golden amber color with a one half finger white head. The head has a moderate level of retention, fading over about a 5 min time period to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The nose is quite heavy of an orange citrus mixed with lots of grainy wheat. Along with these smells is a yeasty nature as well as a little bit of cardamom and clove spice. Rounding these smells out are some grassy and more herbal hop aromas giving a rather nice mellow smell overall. Taste – The taste begins, as the nose would have suggested, with a wheaty and orange citrus flavor. As the flavor advances, the yeasty flavors come along and bring with them flavors of a light corriander spice and some banana. A grassy flavor comes to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste and gets slightly stronger as the taste advances to the end. Along with the grassy flavor, the wheaty flavor grows in strength and becomes more grainy with more yeasty flavors coming to the tongue as well. With the mix of flavors that reside at the end, a rather grainy wheat and yeasty citrus flavor is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the average to slightly creamier side for a brew of 5.8% abv with a carbonation level that is rather average to slightly above average. The creamier body is very nice for the wheaty and grainy flavors of the brew while the citrus is nicely accentuated by the moderate to slightly higher carbonation. Overall – A nice drinking American Pale ale with a good blend of wheat, yeast, citrus and grassy flavors. Rather tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barbarino2000 (77) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Wheat beer isn't my favorite, but on a warm sunny day I sure do like 3-5 bottles of Oberon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ordybill (94) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bell’s Oberon Ale is the classic American Pale Ale in my opinion. Bought at a Kroger Supermarket in Douglasville, GA. This beer blew me away with its complex flavor and awesome appearance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (268) - Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Very hazy golden with white head. Aroma is citrus and wheat. Refreshing, caramel malt, quite a bit of CO2, cereal almost chocolaty. Slightly grassy hops in the finish. This is one of my least favorite styles of beer, but I enjoyed this one very much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4378) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
pours cloudy yellow with a nice creamy white head, some retention and lacing. gentle citrus-grapefruit and crackling wheat, lean and fresh pale cereals, yellow skinned fruitiness, spicy peppercorns, lemon peel, dry wheatiness, hint of melons and pineapple, sulfur traces. average carboantion, light body - just a tad watery, dry and almost crisp and astringent herbal-grassy-spicy-citrusy finish. enjoyed!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (519) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
DATE REVIEWED: August 10, 2014... GLASSWARE: Rare Vos shaker... OCCASION: Shark Week 2014 kicks off...with another mockumentary?!...APPEARANCE: hazy to the point of opaqueness; burnt yellow body; simple white head; little effervescence... AROMA: some pitchy yeast and bubblegum is planted in a malty base; gentle hops round out the profile ... PALATE: light body, slightly active; soft from tart to finish, barely suggesting an ale in the wheat; highly drinkable... TASTE: bright,slightly sou lemon and light malts; some pepper and clove arrive late;remarkably flavorful for a refresher...OVERALL: much better than Shark of Darkness, much to my disappointment of the latter; Oberon is crisp, remarkably balanced, and on par with Victory’s Whirlwind--a worthy case mate for Bell’s Two Hearted...


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