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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

124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2003)
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Reviews by teg8612:
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3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Amber, brownish in color with a cream colored head.

S- Rich, nutty aroma with good caramel malt notes and sweet.

T&M- Moderate in body with decent carbonation. Malt is sweet and caramelly. Rich with some smoke in it. Bready and smooth going down. Hops are subtle but finish the beer off nicely. Slightly fruity and become more agressive as the beer warms. Husky apple peels.

D- This is a great edition on Oktoberfest. More flavor than other versions and deeper in character. Very drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Mora2000
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Addison Flying Saucer.

The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is classic Marzen. I get a whole lot of toffee and bread as well as some grapes - which I get in almost every German lager. The flavor is more of the same with a ton of malt. This is a malt bomb of a beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Another very nice beer from Live Oak.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of whoneeds8
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass Orange with a thin white head. Good lacing all the way down.

I was in a bar, so my already weak nose can't give a review of this.

The taste was full of malts with a nice orange spice. The end of the palatte had a nice hop bitterness to finish.

The body was very full for the style which was a nice bonus.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4.63/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Best Octoberfest I have ever had (probably due to freshness). It had about a half inch head that lingered for 5 minutes or. (I took my time) I have never seen a head like that on a lager style beer. Fairly strong okfest, ABV wise... I would guess %6-7.

There was a lot going on flavor wise. As the beer warmed a little, the flavor of apples an other fruits became more prominant... Live Oak has got to start bottling!

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of RobeyStreet
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at two locations last week during my trip to Texas. The first pint I had was at the Flying Saucer in San Antonio.

The beer was surprisingly smooth and had a malty flavor with a hint of caramel. Although I wasn't having it with food, I think it would have gone quite nicely with a burger or meat, maybe a stew even.

I'm not typically into most "Oktoberfest" brews, but this one was very drinkable.

The second place I had it was at the Shady Grove in Austin. Just as good as the first time, I was very impressed with it.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Live Oak Oaktoberfest from Live Oak Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.