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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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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.

Goblinmunkey7, Sep 28, 2014
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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.

angrybabboon, Sep 27, 2014
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Live Oak HefeWeizen from Live Oak Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,046 ratings.