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Live Oak Primus Weizenbock - Live Oak Brewing Company

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182 Ratings

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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 45
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Live Oak Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 11-24-2008)
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2.75/5  rDev -35.6%

ATXRyan, Aug 04, 2012
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2.98/5  rDev -30.2%

On tap from Flying Saucer, Austin.
A: Cloudy mid-brown with orange highlights. A finger head of cream that quickly dissipated to a thin film which persisted for the duration of the pint.
S&T: Dominated by banana. The strong banana smell and aftertaste obliterated the rest of the experience. This was my first Weizenbock and may be par for the style but for me the esters took over the beer.
M: Middling and appropriate.
D: Low for me but I hope some weizenbock or dunkel lovers review for comparison!

goatgoat, Dec 29, 2008
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

awalsh, Dec 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

TheRealDBCooper, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of jujubeast6000
3.15/5  rDev -26.2%

Reviewed 1/3/2009 (Tap @ Flying Saucer, Houston, TX):

Pours a dark red brown color body. Smallish head, creamy and tan. Very strong ripe aroma, some spiciness. Almost all bananas. Creamy softly carbonated palate. A nice fruit cocktail and banana taste.. Strong banana taste, like in the nose.

jujubeast6000, Jan 15, 2009
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3.35/5  rDev -21.5%

On tap at Addison Flying Saucer.

Deep dark brown, minimal head, but its a clinger, nice lacing all the way down the pint glass. Roasty wheat and peppery smoke throughout the nose and very strong in the mouth. To me, its not the most pleasant taste, but I do think it fits the Weizenbock style. Goes down relatively smooth, and hides the 8% pretty well. I didn't try to drink more than one as I didn't particularly dig it. But, it is what it is, and I would encourage you to try it if you find yourself in Texas, especially if you are a Weizenbock fan. This doesn't taste all that far off Aventinus.

joshuadlight, Mar 19, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

SvenHayden, Feb 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

Shafaegalo, Feb 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

mikeincharleston, May 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

chaseabeer, May 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

Kornoms, Mar 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

duff247, Dec 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

TX-Badger, Jun 05, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -14.5%

Served on tap into a tulip glass.

A - Muddy, dark brown. No head or lacing. Swift swirl of the glass causes a small head to appear, consisting of large-sized bubbles, that disappears in seconds.

S - Strong banana smell. Undertones of molasses. Little spice, most notably cloves.

T - Strong banana and bubblegum flavors. There is also a sweet chocolate malt taste. Slightly sour taste in the finish, and a slight hoppy aftertaste. Overall, however, it is banana and bubblegum.

M - Feels thin to medium. It has fizzy carbonation that froths up quickly in the mouth. Feels sweet and sticky on the lips. I feel no trace of 8% ABV.

D - The one glass is surprisingly filling. The flavor is strong. Even though it is a pleasant flavor, one glass is enough for me. It hides the alcohol well.

jwillcourt, Jan 20, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Tiernan, Dec 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

jxc5, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

tubeyes, Jan 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

ubufan2112, Apr 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

wtkphoto, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Gagnonsux, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Renegrenade, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of champ103
3.81/5  rDev -10.8%

A: Pours a murky brown/ruby color. A one finger beige head forms and leaves light lace.
S: I detect some banana and spicy clove. A touch of roasted malt. Not much else.
T: Follows the nose. Banana and lots of clove. Really, not much else to note. Tastes like the hefe, but with just a touch more roasted flavor.
M/D: This has a full body that is well carbonated for my tastes. Easy and smooth to drink. I would not have a problem making this a session, even at 8% ABV.

There is nothing wrong with this Weizenbock. It is very enjoyable, and something I look forward to every year. Just not among my favorites of this particularly great brewery.

champ103, Jan 03, 2009
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3.85/5  rDev -9.8%

On tap at my favorite Austin beer haunt the Draughthouse. All nice and properly filled the to the rim with a murky brown brew topped by a tan head. Sweet and malty to the nose, and that's about all I gather in that regard. Tastes big and sweet up front with a nice batch of grapes, bananas, some nutmeg, some cardomom and a far off woodiness. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Big and sweet but not cloying with just enough notes of balance to keep you singing a sweet tune in the live music capital of the world.

stephens101, Feb 21, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev -8.7%

Several of these scores could have went up actually. Nice ruby purplish color to the body with a very creamy beige head. Lots of bananas, clove and wheat grain in the nose. The flavors come together nicely in this one, score could have been higher but the yeast bite was a little sharp. Great wheat bock, nice and fruity and dark with banana, clove, coriander, cherry juice and candies plums. Mouthfeel is superb as I am finding a pattern here with Live Oaks offerings. Very creamy without being frothy, satisfying, well carbonated but with little bubbles. Very drinkable and refreshing for such a dark beer.

natelocc787, Dec 19, 2009
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Live Oak Primus Weizenbock from Live Oak Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.