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Live Oak Primus Weizenbock - Live Oak Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

177 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 42
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 11-24-2008)
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ATXRyan

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -35.7%

08-04-2012 05:27:16 | More by ATXRyan
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goatgoat

Arizona

2.98/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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!

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2008 23:08:36 | More by goatgoat
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awalsh

Texas

3/5  rDev -29.9%

12-07-2012 12:14:04 | More by awalsh
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

3/5  rDev -29.9%

12-14-2011 01:03:28 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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jujubeast6000

Texas

3.15/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2009 04:08:10 | More by jujubeast6000
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joshuadlight

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2009 14:54:18 | More by joshuadlight
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SvenHayden

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

02-10-2014 04:27:58 | More by SvenHayden
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

02-16-2014 02:24:06 | More by Shafaegalo
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

05-23-2013 02:21:27 | More by mikeincharleston
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chaseabeer

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

05-11-2013 13:47:23 | More by chaseabeer
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Kornoms

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

03-01-2012 04:32:49 | More by Kornoms
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

12-18-2011 06:32:42 | More by duff247
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

06-05-2014 23:20:49 | More by TX-Badger
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jwillcourt

Texas

3.65/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2010 18:07:43 | More by jwillcourt
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Tiernan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

12-03-2012 03:44:36 | More by Tiernan
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tubeyes

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

01-07-2013 03:02:40 | More by tubeyes
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

12-14-2013 21:10:43 | More by greenspointexas
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

04-02-2014 22:42:07 | More by ubufan2112
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wtkphoto

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

01-03-2014 02:03:20 | More by wtkphoto
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-25-2014 23:36:19 | More by Gagnonsux
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Renegrenade

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

12-22-2012 16:13:00 | More by Renegrenade
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champ103

Texas

3.81/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2009 06:35:22 | More by champ103
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stephens101

Oklahoma

3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2011 00:29:41 | More by stephens101
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natelocc787

California

3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2009 01:36:22 | More by natelocc787
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at the Flying Saucer. It's a very hazy, bordering on opaque, brown color with just a thin layer of light tan foam.

Nose is banana laden with a healthy dose of chocolate and cloves.

Lots of chocolate in the flavor with a prevalent wheat tang. Bananas and cloves are still there, but might be a little less prevalent than some of the German versions. It's also a tad thinner and not as creamy as some of the best weizenbocks. Maybe it is not quite fair to expect such greatness from Live Oak as their hefeweizen, but this one is not quite up to that standard. I like it enough and I would definitely buy it again, especially considering the lack of good draft weizenbocks around. Is this the first regularly produced Texas WB? If so, it's a good start.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2009 04:01:57 | More by twiggamortis420
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Live Oak Primus Weizenbock from Live Oak Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.