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Live Oak HefeWeizen - Live Oak Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

1,059 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,059
Reviews: 361
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 654
Gots: 86 | 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%

Great hefe! One of my favs! Has a good orange taste

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4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

famous for a reason, this is perhaps the best hefeweizen made on american soil, and if it isnt, i want to taste whats better. its so light and flavorful, truly an all day drinker, and quite authentic too. its super light in color, almost watery looking yellow, and with a smaller head than the german ones that froth all down the edges of the glass, but by no means flat. the nose is so much more than banana clove, although thats definitely going on here. the wheat malt is aromatic and flavorful for its real pale cloudy color, and the fruit of the yeast goes well beyond banana to pear and light green apple, even green grape. the spice aspect is lesser, more of a general allspice thing rather than clove, which works well for me, it keeps it light. carbonation is ample, and the finish is clean for how fruity the yeast is. i could drink ten or more of these and like each one just as much. maybe just a bit light in body for me, could use a touch more meat, but its hard to think about changing anything here. who says old world styles dont rank anymore? this is killer!

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Twiggamortis420 for the chance to try this. Split the growler with 64oz growler.

Appearance: Hazy golden yellow with a fluffy bright-white head. Drops to a small creamy collar with a vague notion of a cap. Slight hint of lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Ripe banana and a soft clove spice. Nice push of wheat over the top with a light bready malt. Some bubblegum. Pale malt sweetness. Fresh bubblegum on the back of the sip as it warms. A touch of mint and some woody elements. Some bread crust with touch of Belgian yeast. Mild fruity esters, some pear and apple with a touch of pineapple. A touch of lime and lemon. Some zest. Fruity with a ton of wheat. Definitely American.

Taste: Banana, clove, and a ton of bubblegum. Wheat adds a bit of a tart edge. Slightly lactic with lemon and lime. Slightly bready with some solid pale malt sweetness. Fresh pear and apple. Loads of pineapple. Some mild earthy elements coupled with a touch of wood. Slight tart edge mixed with a clean light malt profile. Super clean and hits where it should for the American style.

Mouthfeel: Medium almost light body with a moderate carbonation. Super clean. Hits the spot.

Overall: America, we do things right.

This is a solid version of the American take on the style. Slightly tart and wheaty. This is worth drinking again and again.

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4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 9/27/14

Big cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this - this has lingered for quite some time on my wants

A: Lightly cloudy, a lovely orange-gold color - pours with a medium-sized white head, leaves some lacing but not much - forgivable considering this is a growler pour

S: Seriously charming with a decidedly lovely amount of yeast - some really nice fruity esters - nice amount of banana, clove, and light fruits - some nice pale and wheat malts - ripe and flowery - some sweetness and bubblegum, but not too much, nicely balanced

T: Incredibly balanced with stupid level of drinkability - a lovely combination of big hefeweizen yeast and malts - ripe banana, banana peel, fruity but also dry - pale malts, pale grains, with a big amount of wheat - extremely balanced with some nice dryness

M: Medium body, nicely carbonated, smooth, finishes with a nice level of carbonation

O: Worth the wait

This beer has quite the reputation, and I think it actually lived up to it. It has a ton of flavors that scream "Hefeweizen," which are really charming, and it's also unexpectedly drinkable. Finishing this growler will not be a challenge.

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Live Oak HefeWeizen from Live Oak Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,059 ratings.