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Live Oak Pilz - Live Oak Brewing Company

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very good

137 Ratings

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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.08%

Brewed by:
Live Oak Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-23-2003)
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Photo of Gagnonsux


3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Live Oak Pilz is a very good beer, but not something that gets me really excited. I'm pretty sure this is my first Czech pilsener, so I can't compare to anything. Appearance is a nice golden color, maybe a little hazy. Head is an average one-finger. Smell is a mix of mild piney hops and citrus. Wasn't quite expecting the pineyness. Taste is much like the smell, starts with mild pine hops and ends with a lemony zing. Fairly complex, but not too exciting. I usually like beers a little more malty. Drinkability is pretty good, this seems like the kind of beer that gets better after you get used to it after a couple pints. By the way, Live Oak beers are only available on-tap in central Texas, and in a few places in Houston.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2004 22:37:56 | More by Gagnonsux
Photo of BeerAngel


4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a brilliant golden color with a nice white head. The smell of a hop punch is very apparent along with a mild malt. The taste is as the aroma is, but the hops are even more pronounced. This one might be riding on the fence of an Imperial Pils (don't shoot me over this one Chip). Yes, that's right, an Imperial. The boldness is Imperial-like yet the malty background is the traditional Czech style. This is a light to medium bodied brew that finishes slightly dry.

Notes: This is one tasty brew that will slap you silly (in a good way) when you expect the traditional style. If I had a way to get growlers of this and/or their hefe, it would be a staple in my fridge! Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2004 06:26:10 | More by BeerAngel
Photo of HardTarget


4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Bready, with a spicy (Saaz?) zip
Appearance: Very clear pale yellow, which I caught odd shades of green (could have been the bar lights at Threadgills North). Poured with a good finger of white foam which left impressive lace.
Flavor: Malt base with a peppery hop kick. Classic Pilsner in the style of Urquell.
Mouthfeel: Medium body and a smooth clean feel. Hop bitter set in for a bit, but the finish was fairly dry.
Overall Impression: A very solid brew. If I hadn’t been traveling I could see making a session of it. Very happy to see a Texas brewery putting out such a fine product. If you are in the area, do try a sample.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2004 08:18:40 | More by HardTarget
Photo of frank4sail

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

MJ brought along a of keg of this for his tasting at the 3-22-03 event. Sweet musty nose. Not much of a persistant head.. slight white ring of fine foam in the glass. Gold color to the brew in the glass. Upon first sample you really note the balenced bitterness. The bitterness is there but the malt spine really stands up to it. Smooth mouth with a medium body. Crisp, bitter hop finish to the taste and tongue. Quite drinkable. There is also a very slight smoke (oak?) finish to the beer as well. A nice pilzzzzzzz.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2003 12:36:23 | More by frank4sail
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Live Oak Pilz from Live Oak Brewing Company
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