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Live Oak HefeWeizen - Live Oak Brewing Company

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1,046 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,046
Reviews: 361
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 650
Gots: 84 | 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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Photo of siege06nd
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to atxdelivery for this growler from the great state of Texas!

A. Pours a very cloudy straw gold. A huge two and a half finger eggshell white head at first, slowly settles to a half finger but lingers very nicely. Lacing and retention are very good.

S. Banana, apple skin, candied sugar, white pepper, and a very faint peach-like quality. Outstanding.

T. Follows the nose exactly...banana, apple, peppery notes, grape skin, and yeast. I still detect some peach flavors as well. A touch sweet, but this is really good stuff here.

M. This growler was filled a week and half ago, but I'm guessing this is exactly how it drinks on-tap. This is light-bodied, very crisp, and extremely refreshing.

O. One of the best hefeweizens I have ever had. For an American-produced hefe, it's between this and New Glarus Dancin' Man Wheat for the "Best Damn Hefe in the Land" honor. This is a very hard style with which to make an impression, but Live Oak has certainly made an impression on me with this one. Very enjoyable, I would absolutely crush this were it readily available in my neck of the woods.

siege06nd, May 31, 2012
Photo of mocktm
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

mocktm, May 27, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

whartontallboy, May 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Stixjr, May 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

ByMySword, May 21, 2012
Photo of Romulux
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Romulux, May 20, 2012
Photo of nataku00
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap poured into a tulip pint glass at The Esquire Tavern in San Antonio. Beer pours a hazy pale yellow with a finger and a half of foamy thick white head. Head stuck around for a few minutes before fading, leaving some sticky blotches of lacing. Good carbonation visible, small bubbles floating up gently.

Nose is interesting, lemon peel, floral hops, fruity esters of green apple and pear, biscuit malts, and a light spice of clove and coriander. This tastes more like a Belgian witbier than a hefeweizen, but still very nice smelling.

Tastes like a nice witbier as well. Very clean flavors of lemon and coriander, biscuit malts, and floral hops. Finishes medium with some lingering lemon and biscuit malts.

Light body with great carbonation. Very easy to drink and enjoyable. Slightly dinged for not have the banana characteristic I'm used to, but a very well made beer.

nataku00, May 20, 2012
Photo of ChrisKuhns
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

ChrisKuhns, May 17, 2012
Photo of mbs
5/5  rDev +13.9%

mbs, May 15, 2012
Photo of jacobalindsey
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

jacobalindsey, May 11, 2012
Photo of Momar42
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at the Flying Saucer in Rockwall, TX. Second try at Strangeways in Dallas. Thanks Matt and Eric, MUCH better beer this time.

A - Cloudy, yellowish, straw-colored. Decent head for American Hefe. Looks good.

S - Bananas are immediately present. Had the Banana bread beer, this has more bananas by alot. Mild citrus, but bananas are what this beer brings to the nose.

T - Taste mirrors the nose. You guessed it, bananas but in a good way. Above average American Hefe with a nice dose of bananas and hints of citrus. Finishes clean and delicious. Could easily drink ALOT of this...willingly.

M - Great mouthfeel for an American Hefe. Smooth, coating with a smooth, crisp finish. Lingers where it needs to but in a totally pleasant way.

O - One of the best, if not THE best American hefeweizens I have had. If you have had American Hefe, you owe it yourself to seek this offering out. I still prefer the quality German offerings over their American cousins, but if I am going to drink a hefeweizen from THIS side of the pond...I want it to be from Live Oak. Great job guys, making the home State proud.

Momar42, May 10, 2012
Photo of CommonRider
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

CommonRider, May 07, 2012
Photo of Danielbt
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Danielbt, May 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

Brewsed, May 03, 2012
Photo of TheRealDBCooper
5/5  rDev +13.9%

TheRealDBCooper, May 02, 2012
Photo of sukwonee
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank you Daniel for bottling this from Texas and sending it to me as an extra! So much appreciated and I think most aspects of this beer made their way into the bottle! Big Thanks!

A: Very very pretty looking haha. Hazy yellow. two finger head. Good amount of lacing.

S: Clove, yeast, banana, sugar? some sweetness can be detected on the nose.

T: It starts of like your typical German Hef - clove, banana, yeasty, and then finishes off very sweet and maybe... orang-y & lemon-y. Has longer after taste... and it's a bit sugary.

M: Smooth, low carbonation. Medium thickness.

O: Best hef from America. I still prefer Weihenstephaner but this one is quite awesome.

sukwonee, May 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

nicolemon, Apr 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

vbiliyar, Apr 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

CheapBeerBuzz, Apr 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

NeverSettle, Apr 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

ChanceK, Apr 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

pawpaw, Apr 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

dac0152, Apr 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

funkel81, Apr 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Randaddy, Mar 26, 2012
Live Oak HefeWeizen from Live Oak Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,046 ratings.