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Live Oak Big Bark Amber Lager - Live Oak Brewing Company

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174 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Live Oak Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Pegasus on 04-30-2003

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4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - slightly cloudy, small light head that fades quickly.

S - sweet malts, light hops, caramel

T - light caramel taste, toasted bread, also sweet malts, it was a very light taste overall, very refreshing

M - light, smooth, crisp. great.

D - amazing drinkability. could drink this for several hours. really enjoyed this one, will not be seeking it out soon, but if its on the menu i may grab it again.

Photo of SWMeyer4141
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Pint Glass.

Appearance-Dark red with a off white, almost brown head. About 2 fingers which leaves some nice lacing.

Smell-Bready, some cider and spice.

Taste-Lots of Apple Skins Light tartness and balanced nicely with some big bready notes. Really simple but this is very very drinkable and extremely tasty.

Mouthfeel-Medium bodied, carbonation was perfect. Goes down real smooth and I could drink alot of this.

Overall-If these beers were canned/bottled this would be my go to session beers. Another really nice offering from Live Oak.

Photo of elNopalero
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a clear caramel color with a tight layer of foam topping it. There’s a muted aroma and this light, malty flavor with a sharp, hoppy bitterness that rounds it out. And, honestly, that’s the way I like my amber lagers: with character and a kick, not just malty syrup. Good one.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Scholz Garten, Austin.

The beer arrives with just a thin film + ring of fine white head on top of clear, brown/amber liquid. The nose is faint, but has some grapefruit and grains. The front is quite fruity, with a full malty middle that's almost dark. Finish is very hoppy, with lots of grapefruit bitterness and a nice roasted nuttiness.

This is a delicious, balanced, malty-hoppy-nutty amber lager. Fantastic!

Photo of mizzourah
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had it on tap at Cain and Abel's in Austin.

Appearance- Dark caramel color with a nice head that left decent lacing. Slight carbonation evident.

Smell- Caramel, perhaps a hint of chocolate and somewhat fruity.

Taste- Caramel malts at first and then fruity hops afterward. Good fruity aftertaste that wasn't too strong and quite enjoyable.

Mouthfeel- It wasn't too watery and danced around nicely on the tongue.

Drinkability- Excellent drinkability. I could drink this all night and be happy. None of the flavors are too overwhelming, I found it nicely balanced, and I kept wanting more. I always find myself ordering this when I'm in Austin.

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4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - reddish brown with copper colored highlights, a nice off-white head that has good retention

S - exceptional malt aroma with toasty sweet caramel scents & very slight hint of hops

T - tasty set of malty flavors with sweet toffee/caramel and light toasty malt note. smooth graininess with a crisp hop bitterness in the background

M - medium bodied. well-balanced and smooth, but firm. great carbonation.

O - really exceptional beer... tasty and drinkable & good representation of the style. Happy they gave this year around.

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4.12/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Flying Saucer in San Antonio, TX.

The beer is amber hued with a half inch of head. Aromas of lager yeast, light fruity character, a touch of bread / grain. Fresh, really smooth on the palate and well balanced. Easy to drink and enjoy. Refreshing on a warm summer day. I sat outside and alternated between this and Live Oak Hefe, both tasty brews. Definitely above average for the style. I normally don't enjoy amber lagers this much. I would definitely have this again.

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4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber color with a creamy light tan head that settles into a nice lace. Nose is grassy and citrusy hops. Taste begins with fruity caramel malt and a toasted nuttiness followed by a somewhat spicy hop bitterness with a bit of grapefruit rind. Finish is crisp. Would make a good session beer.

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4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Live Oak Big Bark Amber Lager from Live Oak Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.