Currently you need to annotate Lob fields with the @Lob annotation.
However, Ebean has the db meta data and could instead automatically detect the Clobs and Blobs etc using the DB column types (and the @Lob would be optional then).
The plan is currently to simplify Ebean by removing the DB Meta data dependancy.
This would mean that this would become "Not a bug" per say.
That is, you would have to include the @Lob annotation on any Clob Blob properties.
Having removed the Db meta data from Ebean you now must use the @Lob annotation.
So this can't change.
Closing this. (as FIXED)