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Live Oak Oaktoberfest - Live Oak Brewing Company

Live Oak OaktoberfestLive Oak Oaktoberfest

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BA SCORE
87
very good

92 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%


Brewed by:
Live Oak Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2003)
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

11-02-2013 23:15:36 | More by johnnieoz
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kojevergas

Texas

3.24/5  rDev -16.7%
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+

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2013 23:19:23 | More by kojevergas
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MusicaleMike

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4.44/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler into a Willi Becher pint. The appearance is phenomenal! It pours with perfect clarity, showing off moderate carbonation through the beautiful amber gold body, with rose-colored highlights throughout. This is all capped by a substantial peach-hued foam that shows true staying power. Very powerful, and absolutely perfect for the marzen style.

The aroma is just right for the style. Whiffs of honey malt, toasted bread, and a faint caramel sweetness all come together in the bouquet, and show that this beer is primarily focused on the rich malts put into the brew. Some hints of Noble hops are there as well, though clearly only as a supporting role.

Oaktoberfest possesses a sweet malt flavor, followed mid-palate by a gentle German hop bitterness that trails into the aftertaste. The medium bodied beer has ample carbonation for a German-style lager, and the finish is long and very smooth, with barely a hint of bitterness. The flavor carries notes of honey and caramel, almost so sweet that it seems to have a fruity quality, but it does not. The hop bitterness mid-palate has a grassy bite to it. The toasted malt flavor linger long into the aftertaste.

This is a delicious beer, with a solid malt profile that is evenly balanced with true Noble hop flavor and bitterness. It's very much in the style of an authentic German marzen, and I am impressed with this beer quite a bit. Far better than many other "Oktoberfest" beers out there. An almost perfect pint. Another solid German-style beer from Live Oak!

Serving type: growler

10-31-2013 01:14:15 | More by MusicaleMike
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Flying Saucer Addison

Pours a clear dark orange/copper with a slightly off white that is kinda soapy and falls down to a thin film with good retention.

The aroma is rich in malt character with caramel, toasted bread, toffee and some spicy and herbal hop. The spice and bread come off as rye like which my be in there.

Big bready spicy taste on this. Touch of sweetness with the caramel and toffee.

Clean lager finish. Crisp and medium bodied.

I love this brewery for crafting well made German styles in my home state. This goes towards the top of the list of Oktoberfest biers for me.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2013 20:14:26 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Live Oak Oaktoberfest from Live Oak Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.