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Live Oak HefeWeizen - Live Oak Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,015 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,015
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 649
Gots: 75 | 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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1/5  rDev -77.2%

AWWONG, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of Fladder
1.9/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

The beer poured well with the right cloudy color and a good amount of foam. It's smell was okay and fit the style: no strong flavors but with a little lemon.
The beer tasted strongly of bubblegum. It was sweet and artificially fruity. I could taste a bit of lemon, but the candy flavor (and I don't mean candy like the candy sugar flavors you get in Beglian ales) was potent and very unpleasant. It felt too thick to drink as well and wasn't refreshing. For the rest of the evening after this drink, I had no appetite for beer.

Fladder, Sep 04, 2010
Photo of aasher
2.2/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This growler was shared at Alewatcher and Oreo's birthday bash. It poured a hazy, murky vibrant gold in color with a white lacing around the glass. It looked great. The aromas, oh man! It wreaks of sweet creamed corn. I sure as hell didn't expect that to happen. It's awkward and obnoxious. I expected yeast, cloves, bananas but got none of that. The flavors too, of overly sweet creamed corn. I didn't think that was possible. It's like a crazy corn casserole in a glass. It drinks medium in body and leaves the sweet grainy flavor behind. How are people saying that this is on the level of Weihenstephaner? Dear god they aren't even in the same league, let alone comparable. I'm extremely thankful for getting to try this one but man was it a disappointment.

aasher, Jun 27, 2011
Photo of woodychandler
2.38/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Came with a finger's worth of bone-white head with low retention. Nose was heavy on banana with an undercurrent of clove. Color was a hazy golden-yellow. Mouthfeel was medium with a LOT of banana esters on the tongue. Stylistically, a great example, especially for an American brewer, but for me, I was shiveringly cold on it. Finish was not a total fruit bomb, but it was too close for my liking. Cloves, people! Fermentation at lager temps, please.

woodychandler, Dec 21, 2009
Photo of Thecherryman
2.5/5  rDev -43.1%

Thecherryman, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of ChadQuest
2.5/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

In the glass it looks like a yeasty effervescent gold color that shows potential. The aroma is lacking the pop or pronounced yeasty banana aromas i look for and desire in a great hefe, there is some faint wheat like aromas but i need more. The flavors are in the same boat with a hole in it, there is that wheat aspect with light bubblegum and a lacking clove/banana background that needs a megaphone. mouthfeel is a bit less then creamy with lacking carbination. weihenstephaner kills it, with violence.

ChadQuest, Jul 05, 2011
Photo of Djenx
2.75/5  rDev -37.4%

Djenx, Jul 18, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -37.4%

ATXRyan, Aug 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -37.4%

TheBigBoy, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of Ben7773
3/5  rDev -31.7%

Ben7773, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of texasnomad
3/5  rDev -31.7%

texasnomad, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -31.7%

Karibourgeois, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of BDeibs
3/5  rDev -31.7%

BDeibs, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of leftoverburrito
3/5  rDev -31.7%

leftoverburrito, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of CityofBals
3/5  rDev -31.7%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of bisonkron
3/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - cloudy, nice thick head, very inviting. golden colored.

S - had an assault of smells going on here, which is something I like, but it was hard to really hammer down the many smells, i picked out a mix of spices, some coriander, a little fruitiness.

T - very flavorful, which i appreciate, however, i felt it was off. perhaps it was the hype that let me down here. strong spices, a some light fruitiness.

M - light and crisp, but unpleasant after taste.

D - not great drink ability.

This beer did not do it for me, others who were with me who tasted it, had mixed feelings as well.

bisonkron, Jan 23, 2011
Photo of vinny21bal
3/5  rDev -31.7%

vinny21bal, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of srandycarter
3.05/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Growler courtesy of Hopsleeroy. Thanks!

A - Pours hazy light golden. 1/4 inch head disappates quickly to a thin ring around the glass and small light lacing.

S - Cooked banana and bubble gum is prominent, followed by crispter fruits and spices underneath.

T- Taste similar to smell, but add sour note.

M - Man, I don't know if this is the style or what, but thin, watering, light. Very little carbonation even though it was tightly taped for shipment. Disappointing. Really sour in the finish.

D - Interesting, and glad I tried it, but one glass is all I need of this one.

srandycarter, Aug 29, 2008
Photo of HopHead84
3.23/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

8/13/2011

Growler shared by Matt. Thanks!

A: Hazy straw color with a mountainous white head. Lacing is scattered.

S: Tons of clove, an overwhelming  amount. Faint banana and wheat. The clove is too powerful, making this sort of one note.

T: Even more clove than in the aroma, sort of dominating. Light banana. Some wheat. Too much clove.

M: Light body with high carbonation. 

Overall: Not as good as remembered. The clove is overwhelming. I liked this a lot more when I had it in 2008.

HopHead84, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of Bagman007
3.23/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap with a lemon poured into a pint glass.

A- Pale yellow coloring with not much head.

S- Had a somewhat lemon, citrus smell to it even before I put the lemon in it.

T- Not the best of this type I have ever had. A little too bitter, just not really a good blend here. Not as overpowering as a lot of hefeweizen's.

M- A little bitter, perhaps too much of a citrus taste.

D- Drinkable than a lot of beers of this time, but I wouldn't have more than 3 in a sitting.

Bagman007, Dec 13, 2008
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3.25/5  rDev -26%

Austin_M, Jul 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -26%

dustyonbass, Jul 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -26%

hannydawg, Mar 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -26%

eulerthegrape, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Onslow
3.43/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Birthday! .... Quite tangy 4 a hefeweizen ... very refreshing ... is a peach juice colour .. lacing is over average ... hate to say it but might benefit from a lemon wedge?!?! ... decent but fresh ... i will have this again because I know this is better than my score..

Onslow, May 07, 2008
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Live Oak HefeWeizen from Live Oak Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,015 ratings.