Live Oak HefeWeizen - Live Oak Brewing Company
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4.53/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Big thanks to Crusian for this Texas treat, finally get to enjoy it, and with a homebrew partner too. From notes.
Beautiful look, like, take a picture, dark straw in color, rocky 3 finger white foam head, and stupid pillows of lace.
Smell is sweet bready wheat and delicious tart yeast, a hint of lemon, spice, a bit of banana too, Like perfume, man, really tasty here for real.
Man, the taste is somewhat different than the aroma hints. It is less spicy but holds hints of cloves, less banana but it is in there, the grain takes on a dimension of delcious, combined with the tart of the yeast, that is just so yummy I can't exaggerate. Most complex of style? No. Most full flavored of style? No. Could I drink this in preference to all I've tried? Yes, I wish I had a place to get this, it would be in the fridge always.
Mouthfeel is the shining star here, for refreshing, at the end of day, is what this style is about, and this is as refreshing a hefe as I've had. I have a feeling it lost a bit of carb on the road to me, but other wise this is perfect, the archetype, for clean flavors in a perfect viscosity and balance.
It would be nice to think I may yet try a better one than this. "Til then hope to taste this one again. Highest recommend. YOu lucky Tex. folk who can get this regularly. What a great beer.
Serving type: growler
11-18-2012 22:26:46 | More by cavedave
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