Live Oak Roggenbier - Live Oak Brewing Company
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Reviews by zac16125:
3.98/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Live Oak Roggenbier
12oz bottle poured into a mug
brown bottle with no label, but Live Oak Roggenbier cap
This one was sent to me as a bonus from a trading partner, after the initial trade was FedEX exempted. Apparently this was hand bottled by a Live Oak Brewery employee, who was a friend of the trader. Must be something thats done fairly commonly as they have labeled caps. Thanks to Zadavis for sending over this bottle from a brewery who doesn't bottle!
A: Pours a murky caramel brown with 2.5 fingers width of almond colored head. Good retention, taking a long while to dissipate down. Lots of sedimentation is seen suspended throughout the glass. Leaves effectively no lacing.
S: Really tart, with sour fruits and citrus, a significant rye aroma. Not at all what I anticipated, with the big sour notes, but I like it! Makes me wonder if this is infected though.
T: Flavor is somewhat bland, although there is a tart character here as well. Some sour fruits. Decent amount of rye. Touch of caramel. Really rather enjoyable with the mild tart sourness in there. I dont get much spice though at all. It really does taste like it was brewed with a while yeast.
M/D: Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation, drinkability is good.
O: Overall, I really enjoyed this. It seems I may have gotten an infected batch, as my experience with the flavor and aroma was quite different than all the other reviews I see, and it has a significant tart character. However, I enjoyed that aspect of it. I'd like to try this again sometime, to see if it taste at all the same as this one.
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2012 17:49:33 | More by zac16125
More User Reviews:
4.69/5 rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
This delicious, sessionable rye beer fulfills many, if not all, expectations admirably. The smell, delivered closer to room temperature than usual, gives off esters of maple and caramel, without the 'candy' (ester) that sweeter beers (such as Belgians) tend to promise.
This is one of my favorite sessionable growler beers because it's almost universally agreeable amongst friends. The rye, which can be spicy, is well nuanced and balanced. Live Oak (a wonderful German-style brewery from Austin) delivers quality hefeweizens (and other beers), but this beer is certainly a head above the rest; an excellent sample of what a rye beer can truly be, and do.
I love German beers, and I reserve a fair amount of judgment for each contribution to the category. In conclusion, I would humbly state that if you have the chance to drink this beer, do.
Serving type: growler
07-09-2014 20:32:04 | More by ElegantRose
3.53/5 rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
on tap at the Hay Merchant in Houston on June 23, 2014
poured into 16 oz. pint glass
L: murky brown; off-white/beige head almost 1/3-inch tall and real thick
S: toasted malt ... slight tartness, some slightly sweet fruit; rye?; sour grain ... as it warms, the sour grain shows through a lot -- might be rye?
T: smooth as silk with no hop presence; slight fruit, peach; toasted grain and nutty; almost a smoked fruit taste ... the end result is a lot like a toasted English pale ale
F: almost nitro-like it's so silky; very mild carbonation
O: not bad at all but a bit hard to place with a soft mouthfeel -- different. it tastes like a great alternative for the non-hop crowd and hefeweizen fans; and you for sure get some smokey/toasty flavors in a very easy-drinking vessel
Serving type: on-tap
07-05-2014 06:04:01 | More by Premo88
Live Oak Roggenbier from Live Oak Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.