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Live Oak Schwarzbier - Live Oak Brewing Company

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88
very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Live Oak Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
30 IBU

(Beer added by: Kornoms on 02-29-2012)
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Reviews by Enygma:
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4.9/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A friend brought a growler of this by. Pretty fantastic overall.

Pours very dark brown to black, hints of deep red when held up to the light. Very nice clarity.

Lots of malt on the nose, not much discernible by way of hops, but that's as it should be. A little toasty and biscuity notes cmoe through.

Taste is great. Good malty backbone with a well-balanced amount of hops as well. Roasty flavors come through on the back end and it provides a remarkably clean finish.

Mouthfeel is great all the way down, smooth and well carbonated.

Overall I could drink this beer all day and was disappointed to only have one growler to split.

Enygma, Mar 09, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Vickery Park in Plano.

The beer pours a black color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of roasted malt, as well as some very light smoke and some light chocolate. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of roasted malt, as well as some chalky, powdery chocolate and some grain notes. The beer is fairly dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Apr 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

awalsh, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

javlin624, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

jheezee, May 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Dwtucker90, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

zonker17, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

JamLand, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

mcdsports, Jun 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

TheStashRide, Oct 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Slaw, Mar 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

mendvicdog, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of Dajtai007
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This has to be the best drinking Black Lager in Texas. I literally pounded back a pint of this the other day. It was like I just got done running a 5K and slammed a gatorade. One of the most session-able beers I've had in a while. Well done, but I'm not surprised, Live Oak makes some of the finest beers in TX.

Dajtai007, Mar 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

blastoderm55, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

bundy462, May 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

JohnBender, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

crobinso, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

tubeyes, Apr 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

ChaseTheAce, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

rua2006, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

FrizWhiz, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of Ford
4.61/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Nobi Public House in Webster, Texas.

Wow. Live Oak does it again. This is the 4th beer of theirs I have tried and all have been great.

Primus is still my favorite, but I believe I like this more than their Hefe.. which is high praise indeed. Their Pilsner is very good, but my least favorite.

I'm new to this style, so I don't have any way to compare it to any other versions..but I look forward to trying some different ones in the future. All in all... I love Live Oak.

Ford, Mar 01, 2013
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2/5  rDev -49.5%

TheBigBoy, Aug 02, 2012
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Live Oak Schwarzbier from Live Oak Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.