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Live Oak Schwarzbier - Live Oak Brewing Company

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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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Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 8
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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.

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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.

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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 62 ratings.