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Live Oak Oaktoberfest - Live Oak Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | 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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Texas

3/5  rDev -22.7%

07-18-2012 18:30:56 | More by Djenx
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Texas

3/5  rDev -22.7%

12-02-2012 23:19:24 | More by tubeyes
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Texas

3/5  rDev -22.7%

02-02-2013 04:07:11 | More by bbadger
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jujubeast6000

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2009 00:52:34 | More by jujubeast6000
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Texas

3/5  rDev -22.7%

06-05-2014 23:15:57 | More by TX-Badger
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zbooks

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.7%

12-24-2011 21:00:57 | More by zbooks
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JDV

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -20.1%
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...

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2008 18:09:38 | More by JDV
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Duttonic

Texas

3.18/5  rDev -18%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2010 02:29:58 | More by Duttonic
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kojevergas

Texas

3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
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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Tiernan

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

10-07-2012 00:55:57 | More by Tiernan
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

10-16-2013 01:21:02 | More by 2dogbrew
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champ103

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2009 05:01:25 | More by champ103
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

04-02-2014 17:12:32 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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notalumberjack

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-25-2012 22:13:24 | More by notalumberjack
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ATXRyan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

08-04-2012 05:26:40 | More by ATXRyan
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schoun

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-12-2012 01:42:42 | More by schoun
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kew

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-20-2012 02:09:02 | More by kew
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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

10-28-2012 02:14:05 | More by kemoarps
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vcoggins

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

09-26-2013 16:51:24 | More by vcoggins
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-01-2012 04:35:43 | More by Kornoms
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

11-13-2013 02:44:22 | More by wtkphoto
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ODools

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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truesolution

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

10-26-2012 02:21:34 | More by truesolution
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MrHungryMonkey

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nose is sweet and malty with some cooked veg and grain. Smells pretty good.

Pours deep copper clear with mild head. Looks pretty good.

Flavor follows nose with solid grain and cooked veg notions. Softly sweet. Mildly spicy - autumn-like spices. Sweetness grows slightly. Soft bitterness. Very soft hops - noble and bittering. Tastes pretty good. Feels pretty good. Good drinkability.

Not bad, pretty good. Kind of unmemorable.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2009 21:01:57 | More by MrHungryMonkey
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Live Oak Oaktoberfest from Live Oak Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.