Bell's Oberon Summer Ale

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Type: American Pale Wheat Ale
  • Brewed by: Bells Brewery
  • Availability: Summer
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  • Region Available: USA - FL, IL, IN, IA, KY, MI, MN, MO, NY, NC, OH, PA, TN, VA, DC, WI
  • Aroma: Hoppy
  • Aroma Description: Citrus - Grapefruit / Orange
  • Serve at Temperature: Cool
  • Container: Shaker Pints and Tumblers
  • Website: http://www.bellsbeer.com/
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  • 11 
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  • 5.80% 
  • 1518/3686 
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An American wheat ale made with European ingredients. Belgium wheat malt and Czech Saaz hops provide a spicy, fruity balance to this seasonal ale. (Formerly known as Solsun) A summer brew.
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Reviews: 11

  • May 14, 2012
    cpilbeam (39)Rank: Beer NoviceGroup: Beer Dads
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    Few beers live up to the hype, especially as a passive wheat beer. But Bell's Oberon has a unique flavor and mouthfeel that is incredibly consistent, smooth, and refreshing. From first sip to final swallow, Oberon offers a tasty, soft, and satisfying beverage that could be served anytime of year (though they save it for summer only)
  • Aug 29, 2011
    JSP1970 (2)Rank: Beer Novice
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    I first enjoyed this beer about 8 years ago in Ann Arbor, Mi while in town for a friend's wedding. Great beer, refreshing and smooth.
  • Jun 30, 2011
    kaj-ii (778)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
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    [Best served in a Weizen glass]

    Poured a cloudy medium yellow with small yeast particles hovering throughout. The head was white, frothy and average in size with some really nice lacing and great retention. The aroma was strong with the scent of wheat, a mild grain malt and a flowery hop. It also had notes of orange, honey and a hint of spices. It tasted mildly sweet and a tad acidic with notes of orange and wheat in the beginning then matured to be a bit more on the spicy side with a nice hoppy finish and left the flavor sticking around for a short while. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and smooth and creamy in texture with a lively carbonation. Overall a unique tasting brew with all the flavors of summer.
  • Jun 5, 2011
    mcnealc31 (205)Rank: Beer Drinker
    2.6
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    The run of summer seasonals continues with Bell's Oberon Ale. Pours a very light and hazy yellow with a sizeable head and great lacing.

    The first sip is surprising because there is more body and flavor than expected. There's some grass, some malt, and a bit of spicy hops. Even though there is some wheat malt in this, it doesn't taste like most wheat beers. A hint of orange and sour lemon in the finish.

    It's not as light and crisp as most summer seasonals, and it doesn't have the right flavor for someone looking for a wheat beer.

    Oberon isn't bad, but there's nothing really happening here that will make me want to have it again.
  • Aug 20, 2010
    Shrews629 (42)Rank: Beer AmateurGroup: Beer Heaven
    3.3
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    Orangish yellow and cloudy with a nice soapy white thick head. Leaving a fair amount of lacing on the glass. Looks decent enough. Nice notes of orange citrus. Even detecting some floral hops. Picking up the wheat in the background. Nicely balanced. Getting some grapefruit and some orange in the taste. Only a small amount of bitterness coming in at the back of the throat. Just getting a slight bit of alcohol in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was thin, refreshing, crisp and thirst quenching. Maybe only the slightest bit watery. Very nice summer brew. Easily drinkable. Perfect after a hot, hard days work. This beer is better than most summer wheat beers I've had.