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RATINGS: 2243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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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3.4
kyzr (1596) - Montana, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Thick yellow/orange with a floral nose. Nice honey and dried fruit tones with somewhat of a hoppy finish.t

3.5
can8ianben (1577) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Not bad, not bad. Good cloudy golden orange colour (or is that just the label making me want it to be orange?). Good and fruity, much better than many of the "summer" beers that arrive in June. It is more complex than simply citrus and spice, there is some nice malty notes that make it heavier than most wheat beers. Another great Bells entry.

3.2
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2005
Slight hazy golden blond ale with very small white head. Aroma is honeyish, milkbeardy with a refreshing accent of hops and flowers. The taste is smooth and has nice touches of cake dough, dried white raisins, this sounds maibe strange but I have impressions of stuffed and slight caramelized leeks. It has also a dash of Highland Park nut bread (hazelnuts), dried stone fruits, candy cookies, Drambuie and oatmeal. A slight hoppyness gives this beer a nice lift-up in the finish.

3.5
JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2005
Colour changes from clear gold to fully hazy orange, depending on the level of the bottle; whitish irregular head, fast gone. American hops, good ones, even when not at I²PA levels, some dry cookie sweetness, but in perfect balance. Lytchee aroma, but not only sweet, with a whisky touch. Taste : dry hops sacks, filled with Christmas-dried oranges, green sultanas and some steamed and cloved onions. Medium bodied, yeast-filled MF. Even once KNOWING it, I just can’t get ANY wheat out of this, unless it would be the looks. Blind it would be a pure guess. How much wheat is malted in Belgium, BTW?

3.2
lamas (1655) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Bottle. Batch ID #7012. Packaged on: August 9, 2005. Hazy straw pour with a thin off-white head. Crisp, wheaty, white bread aroma with some lemon and a bit of spice. Not a whole lot going on taste-wise. Wheaty and lemony, just subdued. The slightest hint of corn and white bread. Crisp. On the watery side. Plenty of better American wheats out there. This one’s just forgettable.

3.4
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 Pours cloudy yellow with thick white head. Aroma is banana, pine and citrus. Flavor is very fruity, bananas, oranges, grapefruit, and some apple. Finishes bitter and dry. Excelent summer beer.

3.7
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Nice American wheat, not normally a style worth drinking, but Bell’s is such a great brewery, they make a fairly interesting example. Nice citrusy and spicy aroma, refreshing wheat character. American wheat beer with hints of wit. Drinkable for sure.

3.7
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2008 This is a decent seasonal wheat. A great brew for boating. Strong scents of wheat, maybe a hint of honey. A medium-malty body, with a light-soft texture. I will keep a bottle handy for company. Strong wheat flavors and a bitter, abrupt, wet, finish.

3.3
OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Bottle, from trade with Duane. Good nose, sweet. Wheat, lime, clove. Tad hazy golden orange color, good fluffy heead that faded quickly. Sweet bitter flavors, I’m getting wheat, caramel, clove, banana, bubblegum. Medium body, lite syrupy mouthfeel, Sweet bitter finish. Nice beer, hints of a white to me.

3.6
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2005
From the bottle. Pours a cloudy orange. smells of citrus. this is much better than last years batch. This is a great summer beer.


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