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Live Oak HefeWeizen - Live Oak Brewing Company

Live Oak HefeWeizenLive Oak HefeWeizen

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

854 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 854
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.27%


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

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-07-2003)
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Reviews by goindownsouth:
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goindownsouth

Pennsylvania

4.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Screw-cap growler, kindly shared by BA-brother mikesgroove on 02.18.08... A huge thanks to Mike for hooking me up since he knew this was my style of preference. Let's see if this one lives up to the hype.

Dense and translucent in its hazy golden appearance. Cloudy as can be, and I am loving every minute of it. Thick, pillowy 2-inch head sat firmly atop this brew. Great lacing throughout the length of the glass. One whiff tells the story... Huge notes of freshly mowed wheat, real vanilla, and of course the standard banana and clove esthers. Smooth on the palate, the banana, vanilla, and clove flavors follow suit. I am not certin which yeast strain Live Oak used, but I am almost certain it is the quintessential strain for this style. Amazingly smooth and quaffable.

Hands down, the best domestically made Bavarian Hefeweizen with perhaps with only Sly Fox's Royal Weisse as its nearest competitor. Solid, balanced, and unGodly drinkable. Fantastic, etherial, and otherwise otherworldly. You must seek this one out.

Zum wohl!

Serving type: growler

02-19-2008 01:25:59 | More by goindownsouth
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Bottled 3/29, so almost a week old. Mini pint glass.

A: Pours a cloudy straw color with two fingers of quickly dissipating white head, leaving a thin collar for the remainder of the glass. No lacing, OK retention.

S: Sweetish malt, a subtle undertone of banana frosting, and light spice in the background.

T: Similar, with clove and some more grainy wheat and yeast coming through. A touch of citrus imparts some juicyness. Flavors are well integrated, making this highly drinkable.

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Live Oak HefeWeizen from Live Oak Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.