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Live Oak Pilz | Live Oak Brewing Company

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3.93/5
Very Good
271 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
Ranking:
#6,752
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
271
pDev:
11.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
32
Trade:
1
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Photo of En29356
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of illidurit
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler shared at the July Santa Cruz tasting. Pours clear light gold with a puffy white head. Pale malts and a light Saaz hoppiness in the nose. Flavor is fresh grains with a crackery finish and a substantial bitterness that lingers in the finish. Dry and refreshing.

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Photo of armock
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a golden color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is pretty light some grassy hops

T - Decent taste grainy malt with grassy hops

M - This beer has a light body with medium carbonation to it

D - Over all this is a pretty good pilsener didn't quite live up to the local hype but its still a good beer for hot Texas days if you like pilseners its worth a try

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Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Huhzubendah for sharing a growler of this; thanks Matthew. Poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a hazy golden color with one inch of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of wheat, grain, straw, and bready malts.

t - Tastes of wheat, grain, bread, and light sweet fruit. A slight step up from the nose.

m - Light body and moderate carbonation. Body is dry and crisp.

o - Overall a pretty nice pils from Live Oak. Worth checking out if you like pilseners.

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Photo of stakem
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can into a stange appears clear pale yellow with a rich 3+ finger cap that fades leaving stringy lace.

Aroma is grassy with hops with some sweet/fresh cereal grains and a touch of mineral character.

Taste is grassy with hops and a slight cereal grain flavor that is more husky than sweet. A touch of corn, sulfur and buttery diacetyl.

This is light in body with modest carbonation. Quite crisp and easy drinking. Per style its pretty good.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDV
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty nice golden color with a smallish white head on tap. Heavy, doughy, musty yeasty smelling It smells strongly of mushy yeast and dough which isn't my favorite as the style goes, but still okay. As far as the taste, it is a lightly bitter bite, with a smooth finish. I didn't find this refreshing like some pilsners but rather, gooey and thicker from the heavily yeasty smell present in the nose, and also somewhat present in the taste. If you like heavy yeast flavor this is a great pilsner for you. I still prefer Live Oak's other beers to this, I'd say.

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Photo of JonCaruana
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thorpe429
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Huhzubendah for getting this growler in from Texas, though he did make me accept delivery, so I can't give him too much credit. Just kidding. Been waiting to try this one for awhile now. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip.

Pours a clear gold color with a fizzy white head that leaves behind some average spotty lacing. The nose carries a heavy malt presence comprised of straw and grain. Also some light herbal and floral hops. The flavor is quite grainy and straw-like without much hop presence. There's also just a touch of sweetness. Light bitterness on a light body with average carbonation. Somewhat-dry finish. A solid beer, but a bit too grainy and not complex enough for my tastes. Would like to have seen a bit more noble hop character.

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Photo of n2pux
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jdense
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Freetail, San Antonio, $5 pint, 4.20.11.

Clear gold body half finger white head full pour, multiple streams of lazy rising carbonation. Classic pilsener nose, quite floral, some breadiness and noble hops, not much sweetness. Taste mirrors nose, though once again not very sweet. Medium mouthfeel, clean, with little effervescence. Drinkable but hardly memorable. While it has a similar grade, not in the same league of Moonlight or Victory. Worth a try, however.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichialTanner1
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of valkyre65
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of stortore
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of NickyBox
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Sabtos
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Vibrant yellow with lots of tiny, uniformly suspended sediment particles creating a cloudy effect when held at arms length. A large, fizzy foam head grows atop, settling down to a thin layer.

Pilz is VERY aromatic for the style, with refreshing lemony banana upfront.

Bready, grassy hay, and some powerful bright funk come through in flavor.

Pilz is extremely tangy for the style, and it benefits greatly from it. This is top 3 in the style for me.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Wayne17
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of nicolemon
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of monitorpop
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ChrisKuhns
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Stevedore
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
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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Live Oak Pilz from Live Oak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 271 ratings
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