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Live Oak HefeWeizen - Live Oak Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,029 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,029
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 647
Gots: 79 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

IOWA33, Sep 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

sliverX, Sep 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

JasonMinck, Sep 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

laxer8811, Sep 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Theortiz01, Sep 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

raffy313, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of kennymule
4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On draught at Flying Saucer Sugarland, Tx

A – Very hazy straw color with light head that dissipated quickly.
S – Banana and bready nose.
T – Great big banana flavor on the front with a bready middle tongue with nice mild clove aftertaste.
M - Medium Body, Slight to Moderately Carbonation, my friends commented that it was fluffy, and it had a nice crisp finish.
O – Have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of hefe’s, but this one has me re-thinking the style and I appreciate and love this one for sure. I would highly recommend and I will be looking to enjoy this more often.
Serving type: Texas Pint

kennymule, Sep 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

mmiller113, Sep 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

jdwilliamson79, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

BlueMoon10, Aug 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

cam12, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of Locapour
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer truly changed my beer drinking life. Prior to my move to Austin I was not a hefe guy. I didn't like wheat beers at all really but the Live Oak Hefe, well that and the 100 degree Texas heat, turned it all around.

One of the first episodes of Locapour features the Live Oak Hefe: http://locapour.tv/austin/liveoakhefeweizen

As you'll see the beer's color is a work of art. The smell is heavenly and the taste is unmistakable. I highly recommend you try it.

Locapour, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

RWNay, Aug 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

donkey_rhubarb85, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

bauermj, Aug 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

canadianghetto, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

harrylee773, Aug 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

TheMonkery, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

1424IpA, Aug 12, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Lagunitas Pint
Growler was shipped from Dallas, Texas...leaked about 1/5 contents during shipping

A - Yellow, Hazy, almost no head when poured, slight white ring persistent. This Growler leaked more than I thought and I attribute the lack of head to the loss of carbonation during shipping.

S - Medium Clove on the front end, moderate lemony grassy notes towards middle and slight banana on the back end.

T - Med-High Banana take over the palate and leaves a slight clove aftertaste, but still dominated by bananas. There is a flash of medium sweet tartness as you swallow that compliment all the flavors present. Yeast is amazing and well-fermented. Complex flavors dance all over the palate and finishes moderately dry, but very clean.

M - Medium Body, Slight to Moderately Carbonation, Slightly creamy, Very Crisp Finish.

O - Not a fan of Hefeweizens at all, but find myself in love with this one. Absolutely the best Hefeweizen I have tasted and needs to be on your must try list if you have yet to partake. You will not be disappointed.

kengetty, Aug 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

LSUPT, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

ChrisPro, Aug 04, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poures at Old School in Austin. Hazy bright yellow with a small head. Wheaty, yeasty, lemony banana aroma. Crisp banana yeast with serious sweetness and lots of body for the style. Very flavorful hefe. Medium mouthfeel with heavy carbonation that lightens up the brew nicely. Refreshing and very good brew. Impressed that they can do a German style so nicely out in Texas.

BMMillsy, Aug 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

matthewwarner, Aug 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Jame515, Aug 01, 2013
Live Oak HefeWeizen from Live Oak Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,029 ratings.