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Live Oak Oaktoberfest - Live Oak Brewing Company

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Live Oak Oaktoberfest
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BA SCORE
87
very good

110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Live Oak Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2003)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

sometimes when breweries get famous for something, their other beer gets neglected a little bit. not the case with these guys, whose take on another classic style is as satisfying as the first, if a little less stunning perhaps than their hefe. its clear amber beer with a tall white head and a nose of sweeter german malt that has a toffee backbone and an autumnal feel. the lager yeast is robust in the finish, crackery and not all the way cleaning up the malt sugar, but getting as close as you can in the style i think. a slight wood profile to it too, which adds sweetness i think rather than mellowness. carbonation is way up, a feature i love in this style, and it is a beer that demands a lidded stein and traditional german oktoberfest garb. really solid seasonal here, texas beer is booming...

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass in a bar in Austin, Texas. Reviewed from notes.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Head: Pours a half finger wide head of khaki colour. Nice creaminess and thickness. Not much lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Retention is below average - about 40 seconds.

Body: Body is a clear translucent copper of average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible.

Pretty typical appearance for a festbier. Not unique or special. There are no egregious flaws here.

Sm: German in character. Cream. clean barley. Munich and pils malts. Grains. Has a minimal hop presence which is almost entirely floral in character. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

A pleasant aroma of average strength.

T: German malt character from the munich and pilsner malts. Grainy. Has a kiss of toasted character. Minimal hop presence here, and all of the hop notes are floral. Nice balance and build, with a style-typical simplicity. I like it. Cohesive but not gestalt. There's not much subtlety. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Crisp. Adequately carbonated. Nice body and presence on the palate. Suits the flavour profile well, but doesn't feel custom-tailored specifically to it.

Dr: Drinkable, but not impressive enough to warrant getting again - especially at this price. Good for the style, but not great. It's a likable festbier but it's not world class. This isn't Live Oak's strongest offering, but it's certainly above average.

High C+

kojevergas, Nov 15, 2013
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Live Oak Oaktoberfest from Live Oak Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.