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Live Oak Big Bark Amber Lager - Live Oak Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

153 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Pegasus on 04-30-2003)
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TheStashRide

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

10-08-2012 00:19:50 | More by TheStashRide
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phishbone23

New York

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

01-23-2013 19:53:14 | More by phishbone23
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jesterkingbeer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

09-24-2013 02:41:52 | More by jesterkingbeer
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ldookmariot

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

11-24-2013 15:21:18 | More by ldookmariot
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Mortarforker

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

09-08-2012 20:36:15 | More by Mortarforker
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ODools

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

01-10-2012 06:51:36 | More by ODools
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bisonkron

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2011 05:01:50 | More by bisonkron
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SWMeyer4141

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
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.

Serving type: growler

08-28-2011 20:30:32 | More by SWMeyer4141
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elNopalero

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2012 16:57:44 | More by elNopalero
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kbub6f

New York

4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2003 07:38:45 | More by kbub6f
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Tiernan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

02-06-2014 06:32:22 | More by Tiernan
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javlin624

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

12-17-2013 01:17:41 | More by javlin624
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TOP

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-14-2013 00:43:22 | More by TOP
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RicoFalcon


4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-01-2012 23:26:04 | More by RicoFalcon
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mizzourah

Missouri

4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2009 08:47:41 | More by mizzourah
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Biermaedchen

Texas

4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2011 18:25:06 | More by Biermaedchen
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2013 01:06:21 | More by Huhzubendah
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Morris729

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2006 00:23:58 | More by Morris729
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I had this on draft at Shozols [sic] Garden in Austin, and I thought this was a very nice but not over the top malty lager. It was hot in TX, and this beer was quite refreshing while not insubstantial.

It came in a big 20 oz glass, without a lot of head on it. It was a sparkling amber color. Aroma was a good amount of malt without any cerealness, and with a bit of hop. Flavor was more of the same; a nice amount of malt without any loss of refreshingness. Very good.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2007 01:24:05 | More by BeerBelcher
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TxHopHead4

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-21-2014 23:28:44 | More by TxHopHead4
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awalsh

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-17-2013 03:28:55 | More by awalsh
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daveytheformer

Oregon

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-17-2011 05:22:45 | More by daveytheformer
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mhenson42

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-03-2011 04:51:50 | More by mhenson42
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JamLand

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-28-2013 22:32:47 | More by JamLand
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frisk

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-17-2011 22:50:21 | More by frisk
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Live Oak Big Bark Amber Lager from Live Oak Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.