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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2003)
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3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 10/18/2008 (Draft @ Opal Divines, Austin, TX):

Pours a brown-orangish colored body, with no head. Has a sweet malty aroma, some grain. Not very strong. Malty, grainy taste. A little spice, some fizziness. Real grainy taste. Interesting different kind of taste.

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3.1/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Draught house pub
Pours a clearish amber with a smell of absolutely nothing other than apple juice. Had somebody else check because it was so over the top. Taste is apple juice, some toasty malt, similar yeasty flavor of their pilz beer. Bottom line is apple juice, and not very oktoberfest like, but at least it doesn't taste bad...

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3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes 09/30/10, on tap at Dancing Bear Pub

A- Copper, little to no head, mild bubbling.

S- Faint brown sugar, nutty, bready, malt.

T/M- Malty, bready, light/medium bodied, watery.

D- Disappointing. Live Oak usually has great offerings, this was thin and watery with not much going for it. Sadness.

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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+

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A: Pours a clear orange color. A small white head forms and recedes in an instant. Light lace is left behind.
S: A light toasted malt and bread aroma. Cereal and grain.
T: Follows the nose. Sweet caramel malt and bread.
M/D: A lighter body than expected. Medium carbonation. Thin and watery. Not hard to drink. I can make this a session beer if the occasion calls for it.

Not a bad beer at all. Nothing special either. Worth a try, but not my favorite of the style.

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