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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 11-24-2008)
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4.36/5  rDev +2.1%

IrishColonial, Aug 28, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

REVIEW #600!

On tap at the Whip-In, Austin.
8oz pour into a stemless, over-sized wine glass.

Hands down, Live Oak's Primus Weizenbock is a beauty. The deep mahogany body shows an attractive murkiness and depth to its hue, while up top, the towering ocher head retains effortlessly and leaves speckles of foamy lace. The nose is equally as impressive, with rich aromas of clove, ripened banana, browned apple flesh, caramel malt, and baker's yeast.

The flavor is just as complex as the aroma, starting with sweeter notes of dark bread and banana-nut muffins. Finishes strong, with a smooth, boozy warmth that balances nicely alongside earthen notes of wood and peat. Near-perfect body to this brew, with its creamy, medium-thick consistency and gentle carbonation level. With their phenomenal Hefeweizen, impressive Pilsner, and a newly added Weizenbock to their repertoire, LiveOak seems intent on recreating the German beer experience here in Texas. And for that, I couldn't be happier.

wagenvolks, Feb 19, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

TX-Badger, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Todd, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

egrace84, Jan 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

duff247, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

JamLand, Jun 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

zonker17, Nov 22, 2013
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4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a dark brown color with a tan head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of bananas and clove in the nose

T - Has a slightly sweet malt with banana and clove flavor

M - This beer has a fuller body with medium carbonation to it

D - I enjoyed this beer a lot it has a very good taste making it so I could drink more of these than I should worth getting to try if you see it on tap

armock, Feb 01, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

JohnBender, Dec 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Jame515, Sep 12, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This pours a murky/cloudy dark brown, with low foam. A bubblegummy banana aroma that’s complemented on the palate. It’s tangy, malty, caramelly sweet with a banana flavor. Smooth and sweet with a tangy finish—and deceptive at 8+% abv. Why isn’t this used in bbq sauce? Another good one from the folks at Live Oak.

elNopalero, Feb 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

mikeincharleston, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

BeerHunter76, Dec 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Endless thanks to gawnphishin for the growler fill - this seems a good subject for review #600. Poured into my Aventinus weizen glass.

Dark brown liquid with hints of cordovan - when held to a light, it is revealed as clear with fulvous highlights. Very slight head despite a vigorous pour - more likely a fault of the serving type, though this is still quite fresh.

The second I turned the cap I knew the aroma was a perfect score. Incredible depth of melanoidins, malt, dates and plums along with red banana and a breath of nutmeg-like phenols.

Very bready palate entry, though there is a slight metallic note as well. A fair amount of spice follows, not to mention alcohol. Jammy, bubble-gum, sugar cookie, and prune flavors flicker in and out of view as well. The finish re-iterates all that has come before along with more bread and just a hint of peppercorn. My g/f, detected a touch of vinegar, though I didn't find this...

The ABV seems a little exaggerated; also, this is rather flat, though again, this is more likely the serving type at fault.

Strong, melanoidin-rich, fruity, big wheat beer - perfect to warm you up on a cold night. While imperfect, this is up there with Howling Wolf weizenbock on my list of great domestic examples of the style.

augustgarage, Feb 21, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

bbadger, Dec 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

brandon911, May 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Dec 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

PhatAtUT, Nov 21, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Danobold, Nov 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

kvgomps, Jan 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

csfcmitchell, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Tiernan, Dec 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
Live Oak Primus Weizenbock from Live Oak Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.