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Live Oak Schwarzbier - Live Oak Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: Kornoms on 02-29-2012

30 IBU
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3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

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4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Beavers in Houston.

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color with some ruby highlights around the edges. A one finger tan head forms with and leaves some patchy lace.
S: Toasted malts, bread and biscuit. Lingering hops and lagerish yeast. Simple but very nice.
T: Again, simple but very nice. Toasted malts, bread and biscuit. Light toffee sweetness, and a lingering bitterness.
M/D: A light to medium body with excellent carbonation. Very smooth, crisp, and ultra clean. So easy to drink. All day with this one.

Another excellent German interpretation form Live Oak. Maybe the bet non German brewery making German beer in the US. Get some if you see it.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This pours a roasty tan-brown color, like a dark, fizzy cola. Actually, fizzy is not too far off from the mark here in describing the way the foam bubbled up then quickly died down.
I get a nuanced roasty aroma that’s on the light side, with a wonderful caramel malt profile coming across. The flavor has a nice roast profile to it as well, with a light hop bittering and a delectable body. This lacks the cloyingly sweet flavor and heavy body that I find unwanted in my Schwarzbier —yet there’s just enough sweetness to round it out and a flavor which holds up even as it warms. Wonderful! Perhaps the closest beer to a Death & Taxes I’ve had in Texas. Bravo, Live Oak, bravo.

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Live Oak Schwarzbier from Live Oak Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.