Live Oak Pilz | Live Oak Brewing Company

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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:
43
Gots:
31
For Trade:
1
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Photo of SveNss0N
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

this is the same exact direction most craft pils is going in these days, much hoppier than what most of us are used to in the import selections that have been around awhile. this one is no different than the trend, spiked with traditional and regionally appropriate hop strains no doubt, but dosed to please the american hop lovers palate. mostly grassy vegetal bitterness in terms of how it tastes, so it can still appeal to the lager drinker too, its not so polarizing as some have been, its still well within range for the style, but its bold enough to be both hearty and interesting, despite this one staying on the lower side of the abv spectrum. this is really drinkable still, despite all its flavor, and doesnt incorporate a whole lot of body. big time carbonation is on point for the style. a really versatile beer with food, from cured meats to funky cheese to fresh seafood and even something spicy, this beer has a lot of culinary applications. perhaps not the most amazing pils out there, and not even close to as good as their hefe, but this is a really tasty and serviceable beer from live oak. well done overall.

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Photo of Fabiand
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwalkup
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TravisMorey
4.57/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beergorrilla
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Magery
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatche2
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pilsner glass. Appearance is light copper in color and fairly transparent with one finger thick head. This beer drinks like a classic pilsner ... clean, crisp and refreshing. Well done Live Oak.

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Photo of JonCaruana
3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of hollywood_15063
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkarimi
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cgrunin
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer_lover89
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cultclassic89
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Favorite pilsener! The lemon quality is exactly what I want out of one.

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Photo of mamaraza
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.75/5  rDev -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 Can_has_beer
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shaneerickson
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

On draft in a pint glass

L - has a really nice straw color. very little head but that might have been different if it was in a pilsner glass. little bit of lacing.

S - very clean smell. light bread and crackers. almost grassy

T - a little malt sweetness. the hops aren't too assertive. mainly has lots of bready qualities.

F - slightly dry. medium to high carbonation. medium body

O - a very delicious pilsner. im more of a fan of the assertive German pilsners. has a nice body that makes its a nice spring weather beer. nothing too special but the balance is good. Live Oak is one of my favorite breweries doing Czech and German Old World beers.

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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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