Live Oak Pilz - Live Oak Brewing Company
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Reviews by Gueuzedude:
4.21/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Sampled at the Hay Merchant, Houston TX; April 2012
The beer arrives with a clear gold color. It is topped by a frothy, half-finger thick, pale off white colored head that leaves some faint lacing on the sides of my glass as I work my way through. The aroma is herbal, grassy, and has a touch citrus character to it. It is quite dry smelling, with a cracker like maltiness; this has a really nice malt expression to it though this is fairly light and I like the smooth, integrated hop character that is here as well.
As the beer first hits my palate, it is crisp, with a bite of hop bitterness, a lean pale malt character, and is overall quite cool and refreshing. The bitterness has an herbal edge to it, and is definitely a showcase for a clean, noble hop laden spiciness and herbal character. A cracker like malt / grain character lingers on the palate with the hop bitterness, the latter dominates finish just enough that you really want to take another sip.
This is quite easy drinking, before I know it the beer is gone; this is an awesome Pilsener that I would love to drink a lot of. It might even be better than HefeWeizen from the same brewery, though I would need to be in right mood to consume this beer (though I don’t see that of being much of an issue).
Serving type: on-tap
09-30-2013 02:33:17 | More by Gueuzedude
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I'll dispense with formal descriptions of the perfect colored hay. This is really is an outstanding pilsner, perfect for the horrible heat in Austin. Great hops, smooth with no drops or interruptions to the grassy undertones. It is worth chasing down, really.
Serving type: on-tap
06-12-2014 01:05:45 | More by derrickbeard
Live Oak Pilz from Live Oak Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.