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Live Oak HefeWeizen - Live Oak Brewing Company

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985 Ratings

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Ratings: 985
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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5/5  rDev +13.9%

SquidVicious, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap last night. This is my favorite session beer and the best hefeweizen I have had in the US by far. Simply amazing.
Pours light brown very cloudy with a small bit of foam.
Aroma: A bit of clove combined with a delicate floral scent.
Taste: cloves, bready, banana, slight amount of hops.
Mouthfeel: chewy, a little sweet. There's some graininess to this beer. How do they do that? The incredible mouthfeel of this sets this hefe apart from all the others.
drinkability: very refreshing beer. Super drinkable. Good year around.

This is the only beer I have gave a perfect score so far and it deserves it.

JonathanL7890, Jan 16, 2009
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

southpass1756, Aug 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

kjkinsey, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

biglobo8971, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

awesomedude, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

spycow, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Daemose, Jun 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

aebax, Jul 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

BretSikkink, Aug 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

CutterRoberts, Jun 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

“Don’t look for Live Oak at 7-11 anytime soon” remarked brewer Chip McElroy when asked if his draught only offerings were going to be bottled.

Focus is a good thing.

Live Oak’s Hefeweizen is a state treasure and the ne plus ultra of Hefeweizens.
Appearance, Smell, Taste, Mouthfeel, Drinkability all score the highest marks one can rate a beer.

This is Live Oak’s flagship beer and their dedication to quality keeps paying off, as you can taste the spice and fruit flavors while enjoying the aroma like the best meal you’ve ever had.

Larry McMurtry was quoted as having said that “Only a rank degenerate would drive 1,500 miles across Texas without eating a chicken fried steak.”

I would say that only a rank degenerate would come to Texas and not have a Live Oak Hefeweizen.

beerdiablo, Nov 15, 2005
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

jborgschulte, Feb 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

chrishamilton74, Mar 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Daveychu, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

dehjosh, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

bradbentz, Jun 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

garyford, Feb 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

phishbone23, Jan 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

WTKeene, Nov 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

strangebrew1981, Nov 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

mdeluna, Jun 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

New keg on tap at The Dog & Duck, Austin. I've had this a few times around Austin, including the green keg at the brewery during the Austin April BA event (see Larry's and Rick's reviews). Brewer Chip McElroy says there are no immediate plans to bottle any of the Live Oak brews.

The beer is an opaque yellow-orange. It sort of looks like a mixture of orange juice and pineapple juice. Some fine natural carbonation snakes up the sides of the glass. With a conservative pour the head is small, white, coarse and dies to a thin ring pretty quickly. (An aggressive pour gives a huge head, but it still settles pretty quickly).

The nose is mostly citrus, with cloves and a banana inhale. Citrus and spice dominate the front. A tangy middle gives way to a somewhat dry finish highlighting corn, spice and a bready yeasty flavor. This beer is always absolutely delicious. Call me "infidel", but this is my all-time favorite Hefe.

kbub6f, Jul 04, 2003
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

jhimstedt, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

KDHicks1958, Feb 27, 2014
Live Oak HefeWeizen from Live Oak Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 985 ratings.