Live Oak Pilz - Live Oak Brewing Company
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Reviews by bobbrew:
4.25/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Disclaimer - I've only had this beer once and it was after I survived 1+ hours trying to give Rahr's beers a fair taste at their Saturday tasting (read mad house with free beer) recently (March 2008).
I happened upon the Gingerman in Fort Worth and after trying about 5 tastes of nothing special, I LOCKED onto Live Oak Pilsener! Whow what a treat! It was my life ring in a day of swarming beer sloshers at Rahr. This beer is a true Bohemian Pilz. Arguably my favorite pilsener of all time behind Tony Gomes' Saxer Pilsener.
I brought in my own pilsener glass and after about the 4th try the bartender poured it in the proper way. Slam it to the bottom from maximum height. Let it sit for 4 or 5 minutes and then nurse more gently down the side. A rocky snow cone head formed and rose about 1.5 inches above the rim.
The color is golden (didn't pay that much attention) but was opalescent as I remember Saxer's legendary product. The taste was clean and refreshing but the aftertaste is the grabber. It didn't lock my jaws as Tony's did but it dig grab me mid pallet and LINGERED! That's what I look for in a Pils and Live Oak delivered! Could it be that this sensation requires a decoction mash, or maybe a double?
I've been searching high and low lo 10+ years to find a replacement for my favorite, and now defunct, Pils and I've found a worthy substitute. And, in all places, Texas! I'd written off anything brewed in Tejas until I had this beer. Here's to hoping my second encounter will equal the first! Truly a World Class Pilsener! Bob SNOB from Washington / Portland
Serving type: on-tap
04-28-2009 15:07:45 | More by bobbrew
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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 152 ratings.