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Live Oak HefeWeizen - Live Oak Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

960 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 960
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 632
Gots: 65 | 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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AWWONG


1/5  rDev -77.2%

08-13-2012 20:50:36 | More by AWWONG
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Fladder

Texas

1.9/5  rDev -56.6%

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.

09-04-2010 08:11:53 | More by Fladder
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aasher

Indiana

2.2/5  rDev -49.8%

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.

06-27-2011 15:16:09 | More by aasher
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.38/5  rDev -45.7%

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.

12-21-2009 21:47:28 | More by woodychandler
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Thecherryman

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -42.9%

06-09-2013 16:58:57 | More by Thecherryman
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ChadQuest

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -42.9%

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.

07-05-2011 08:38:48 | More by ChadQuest
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Djenx

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -37.2%

07-18-2012 18:30:38 | More by Djenx
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ATXRyan

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -37.2%

08-04-2012 05:26:34 | More by ATXRyan
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -37.2%

08-02-2012 03:00:17 | More by TheBigBoy
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Ben7773

Texas

3/5  rDev -31.5%

01-10-2014 07:12:39 | More by Ben7773
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texasnomad


3/5  rDev -31.5%

01-12-2013 19:49:08 | More by texasnomad
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -31.5%

03-09-2014 00:12:43 | More by Karibourgeois
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BDeibs

Colorado

3/5  rDev -31.5%

10-26-2012 16:47:23 | More by BDeibs
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

3/5  rDev -31.5%

07-01-2014 23:04:23 | More by leftoverburrito
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CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.5%

09-12-2013 01:53:06 | More by CityofBals
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bisonkron

Texas

3/5  rDev -31.5%

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.

01-23-2011 04:50:46 | More by bisonkron
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.5%

11-29-2013 18:24:39 | More by vinny21bal
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srandycarter

California

3.05/5  rDev -30.4%

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.

08-29-2008 04:08:04 | More by srandycarter
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HopHead84

California

3.23/5  rDev -26.3%

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.

08-14-2011 17:20:11 | More by HopHead84
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Bagman007

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -26.3%

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.

12-13-2008 08:00:53 | More by Bagman007
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Austin_M

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

07-25-2014 21:20:42 | More by Austin_M
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dustyonbass


3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

07-27-2012 06:14:19 | More by dustyonbass
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hannydawg

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

03-31-2013 18:50:57 | More by hannydawg
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eulerthegrape

California

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

11-12-2013 18:39:40 | More by eulerthegrape
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Onslow

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -21.7%

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..

05-07-2008 17:07:54 | More by Onslow
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Live Oak HefeWeizen from Live Oak Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 960 ratings.