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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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barbellsNbeers

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-03-2012 02:29:34 | More by barbellsNbeers
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kew

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-20-2012 02:09:36 | More by kew
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Frozenmoses

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-12-2012 16:18:36 | More by Frozenmoses
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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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cdwil

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-25-2011 14:12:42 | More by cdwil
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zbooks

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-24-2011 21:00:42 | More by zbooks
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-18-2011 06:31:05 | More by duff247
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daveytheformer

Oregon

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-15-2011 10:04:52 | More by BrutalSusan
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mhenson42

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-01-2011 19:03:41 | More by kjkinsey
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awesomedude

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-01-2011 16:32:11 | More by awesomedude
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-29-2011 20:33:11 | More by brandoman63
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-21-2011 21:25:03 | More by PhatAtUT
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dehjosh

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-18-2011 01:58:20 | More by dehjosh
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frisk

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-17-2011 22:50:21 | More by frisk
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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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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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jamescain

Texas

3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass at the Draught house.

Appearance: Red-orange with a white head around a finger thick that fades into a thin lacing.

Aroma: Malty sweetness, with a burnt grain aroma in the background.

Taste: Sweet from the malts and slightly roasted. Nothing spectacular, but not bad by any means, just kind of bland like most beers of the style.

Mouthfeel: Light body with medium carbonation and a relatively dry finish.

Overall: Honestly I’m not that big a fan of brown ales or amber ales and this one was no exception. It didn’t do much to separate itself from the pack. I always enjoy Live Oak’s beers so I was slightly disappointed by this offering.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2011 16:08:35 | More by jamescain
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber in color. Smells of toffee, and a hint of cinnamon. Taste is light grainup front followed by caramel and finishes with oaky smoke. Mouthfeel is smooth low carbonation. A pretty good beer, somewhat bland though. I like their Hefei much more than I like this beer personally.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2011 18:50:03 | More by tronester
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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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Mora2000

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Addison Flying Saucer.

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is very nice. I get quite a bit of toffee, but I also get some bread and a little bit of grape. The flavor is more of the same, with a lot of toffee and bready malt as well as a little bit of pine and grass from the hops. I also get a little bit of grape in the flavor as well. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2010 01:08:46 | More by Mora2000
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rtepiak

Poland

3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

nothing particularly interesting from a good local brewery. pour is amber and expected. head wasn't particularly rich... a tad off in color from white. not particularly hoppy nose and something that come out to be something dry and peppery. palate has the bitter and a very thin malt character. seemed like a thinned out pale ale. no fruit. no broadness in palate just a tad bitter and carbonated.

with that said... don't go to cane and abel's in austin. it a waste of time. had it again in much better quality but still nothing equal to their other beers.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2010 22:14:54 | More by rtepiak
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armock

New York

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured an amber color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of sweet malt some caramel scents

T - Follows the nose with the sweet caramel malt

M - This beer has a lighter body with lighter carbonation to it

D - Overall this is a good sessionable beer it has a good taste thats easy to drink not the first Live Oak beer I'd pick but a good one thats worth a try sometime

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2010 00:00:52 | More by armock
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fjordhook

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a dark amber color, minimal head, with a transparent body. Smells were abundant with malts, low in hops. Compared to other amber lagers I've tasted, the malts weren't overpowering. The taste was bitter with malts, but it wasn't an uncomfortable bitterness. Was a smooth drink overall. This is not a style I'm very particular of, but this was definitely one of the better ones I've had.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2010 22:38:15 | More by fjordhook
Live Oak Big Bark Amber Lager from Live Oak Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.