Live Oak Pilz | Live Oak Brewing Company

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89
very good
269 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Live Oak Brewing Company
Texas, United States
liveoakbrewing.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-23-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
269
Reviews:
69
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
11.53%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
31
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Smanke
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csfcmitchell
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I know my score my be a bit heavy-handed compared to other, however IMO - this is a very solid example of exactly what a pilsner should be. Pours a nice golden color. One-finger bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. Strong lacing. Taste & smell are spot on.

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Photo of shoegueuze
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beaulabauve
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Parmesan
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L: Clear straw gold color with a medium fizzy white head and some nice carbonation bubbles with several fingers of lacing.

S: Spicy grassy floral hops with notes of white baked bread. Smells a little hoppier than I was expecting.

T: Spicy, grassy and floral Noble hops mixed with a little white baked bread, I was hoping for a little more bread flavor. Medium bitterness.

F: Crisp, clean, light bodied and very easy drinking.

O: Glad to final try this beer after all I've heard about it, it's not my favorite pilsener but still a very nice pils.

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Epopt
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryan_DelMastro
4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Good overall. May be slightly overchilled by my fridge.
H: About a finger worth of frothy foam that dissipated in about 90 seconds after finishing the pour. If you stir the glass a little there is carbonation that comes up to the surface and lines the glass before retreating back to the miniscus line.
C: A thin honey color beer.
T: At the start I got a very clean and drinkable beer. If you let it play around your mouth the beer develops fruity notes (pear, hint of asprin) and finishes with a touch of wheat.
Overall great beer! Very happy that I got to try it. I recommend to trade for this beer.

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Photo of Ben1313
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aufie
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chackman151
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of En29356
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hudson2508
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of devilmakesthree
4.77/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazed & effervescent gold with 2+ fingers of eggshell colored head. Dissapointing head retention & lacing

S: Bready, grassy, soapy

T: Follows the nose, floral hops as well up front, dry with pear & white grape. Soapy & grassy hops dominate as this warms along with pear notes. Finishes crisp, soapy, grassy & with a slight grainyness

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation, great balance

A well put together Pils, very drinkable would love to try this on draft of as fresh as possible. Great as it is

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Photo of Lucoli
2.5/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of n2pux
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kds2437
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevedore
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, served in a pint glass.

Pours a mildly cloudy, otherwise clear golden orange body, one finger white head, fair retention, minimal lacing, thin film. Kind of flimsy of an appearance, to be honest. Smells of crisp bread, grain, light floral notes, fair amount of grassiness, minerals. Standard Czech pils profile. Flavour follows, but there is more grassy bitterness notable on the finish, which is great. Brings more balance and fair bit of complexity into this pilsner. Bread, floral, touch of honeyed biscuit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, substantial yet very easy to drink. This one disappears a touch too quickly! Moderate grassy bitterness on the finish. A solid Czech pils, good for the style.

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Photo of ECShepherd
3.46/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of allengarvin
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Very light gold, bright and clear, with a tall, airy head of froth.
S: Nice floral hop aroma, with a touch of grainy malt.
T: Fine mix of floral, earthy bitterness and smooth malt, exactly what I look for in a good Bohemian pils. Very clean yeast profile, just the basics, really. Well-done.
M: Lots of carbonation, nice neutral but spritzy mouthfeel.
O: Top notchpilsner.

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Live Oak Pilz from Live Oak Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 269 ratings.
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