HefeWeizen | Live Oak Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Modeled after the classic wheat beers of Bavaria, Hefeweizen is cloudy and straw-colored with a meringue-like head that lingers to the bottom of the glass. Brewed with an ample volume of wheat malt and few hops, this beer features a unique yeast strain that produces harmonious notes of clove, banana, and vanilla throughout this effervescent brew. A traditional interpretation of a classic style, this idiosyncratic Bavarian beer is perfectly at home here in Texas.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-07-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#643
Reviews:
483
Ratings:
1,728
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
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Ratings: 1,728 |  Reviews: 483
Photo of CTHomer
4.01/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: hazy; medium gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded quickly to a splotchy cap; no lacing;

S: clove and banana;

T: bubble gum for a moment, then clove and banana; bubble gum mixes back in at the end; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; highly carbonated; dry finish;

O: really nice flavor, carbonation, and dry finish;

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Photo of Anacross
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is possibly the best American made hefeweizen I've had in this pathetic existence of mine. Solid, flavorful and balanced to perfection.
Definitely a world class in this style, and even better, made in America.

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Photo of timmy2b
3.87/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mendonjoebeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nguasta2
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Smakawhat
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a tulip/snifter glass.

Creamy topped and fluffy, bright white with an excellent head, bowled like a saucer. Slightly dull lemon body, but nice glow and opacity.

Chewy rich smell of wheat, estery big notes of dough and lemon for the aroma. Big rich and thick.

Palate brings the goods. Chewy mouthfeel with a big dough ball of fleshy lemon and delicious bread. Touchy amounts of banana more so on the finish with excellent balance of flavors. Mild clove, a touch of nice brown spice.

Heard much about this here, and it really delivers.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.04/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. A hazy golden color with a large white head. Big clove and banana aroma. Taste followed. Creamy soft feel. Overall an outstanding Hefe.

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Photo of kidzord
4.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eamartin88
2.5/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of lvtt
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brushkanna
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwiech
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great aroma reminds you of a true German hefe.

This is probably among the best American versions of this beer. I’ve found most don’t get it right. This is a great beer.

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Photo of jeschaefer
4.77/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of illtexzona
4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JohnDon
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can to Weizen glass. Had a nice thick head of over an inch and a pale straw color, head took 60 secs to dissipate to a thin level. Smell is lovely banana and yeasty. Taste is in line with the smell. Feel is highly carbonated and light. Overall World Class.

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Photo of shelby415
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of curlybird
3.93/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhavs
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CollinaTiger
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Squire
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light yellow color with small white cap and lacing.

Aroma of mild grain spiced with clove and flavored with banana/vanilla.

Taste exactly as it smells with a round evenness that speaks of a well brewed product. In order of prominence I get clove, banana and then vanilla. Not too strong, any of them, yet definitely center stage with grain and hops playing backup. There is this ever so slight citric tartness that's just enough to balance things out.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

I've had a lot of hefeweizens over the years, usually from Europe, and this home grown product shows right well in that company.

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Photo of philbe311
4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of godawgs
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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HefeWeizen from Live Oak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 1,728 ratings