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Live Oak HefeWeizen - Live Oak Brewing Company

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984 Ratings

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Ratings: 984
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 641
Gots: 70 | FT: 4
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to JDV for the chance to try this and it is my first ever Growler beer. Poured into a Crystal Hefe Glass.

A - Wow, I have to say I can't wait to drink this one. It is a golden color which seems to have every hue of yellow in it for m a bright yellow crayon to a dark bronze. Pours with a big creamy white head as well that leaves a bit of lacing.

S - Clove and spice are the big ones here. There is also a hint of banana and pick up that classic bubblegum note as well.

T - A nice zesty lemon and orange really seems to be the main flavor i get at first. After that fades off, get a hint of clove and bubblegum as well. All of the flavors really blend together well and nothing at seems to overpower anything. This is one of those beers that really brings the flavors well but manages to do it in a way that doesn't make one aspect of the beer stand out. Has a light wheat taste that stands out a bit but doesn't make itself known too well. This is one of those beers that doesn't have anything really stand out but I find myself just reaching for another glass after glass since it just sucks you in so well. The more I drank of this, the more the banana flavors also seemed to start to pop out a little more.

MF - Has enough carbonation to help bring the lemon and zest flavor but is not at all overpowering. Has a light body and actually goes down very veltety smooth and creamy. Leaves a light tingling feeling in the mouth as well. Not as bready or thick as some hefes but a lot smoother and easy to go down. The one downside to the feel is that the beer is a bit thinner than I would hope.

D - This is up there on the ultimate session beer list. It goes down super smooth, has a ton of flavor and is just enjoyable to drink. I wish I could get this easier because it would be the everyday beer. I can especially see how people in texas probably pound this stuff back on a hot day as this growler I have will not last very long.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this one up in downtown Dallas, one of only three places in the Big D to have it on tap. A fantastic, number 1 Hefe, hands out. Nice banana, clove, lemon zest, and malt goodness. Regardless if you are in love with the style (I'm somewhere in the middle), it's worth seeking out.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at the Houston Flying Saucer.

Served to me in a pint glass with a way too thin head and a cloudy lemonade body. Very pretty, but the head was awful both times I had it. Smell is faintly fruity but with a larger presence of yeasty breadiness and wheaty graininess. Not as much banana or clove as I'd like. Fantastic flavor profile and nearly flawless, but there I can't help but feel as if it could be improved slightly. Needs a little more twang from the wheat, but all the requisite flavors are there and in good balance. Mouthfeel is everything I could want from a hefeweizen. Fluffy, some bite from the carbonation, and an overall smoothness which, in turn, makes this perfect in drinkability.

This Texas beer is definately the best American produced wheat beer I have ever had, and it even poses some challenge to some of the best from Bavaria.

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Live Oak HefeWeizen from Live Oak Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 984 ratings.