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): 5.20%

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:
#636
Reviews:
480
Ratings:
1,721
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
803
Gots:
281
Trade:
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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

Photo of johnnnniee
4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can from Mark B thanks for helping me try this elusive bugger.
Lightly hazy straw yellow color with a thin bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. Lots of banana and clove on the nose and flavor with light grainy sweet bready malt underneath and a light tartness in the finish. Very tasty Hefe.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of H-TownMcBuck
4.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from can down side of glass. Only half inch foam and quickly disappaited. Nice, hazy yellow with tints of gold. I loved the smell - Christmas spice, vanilla, and banana. Taste starts with banana, followed by spiciness, dry and some bitter, graininess to finish. Aftertaste is minimal for a clean mouthfeel. Overall, very nice hefe from Texas.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TBoneJones
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy cloudy pale orange body, lacks head, appears concoctiony.
Smell is wheatlike clove and banana fruit. Nice nice aroma.
Taste is as flavorful as I could expect after sniffing it: same characteristic notes, but with a slight medicinal aspect to it, but in a tasty way with that outstanding clove note. Refreshing nonetheless. Highly so.
Feel is medium-light, crisp bite/ medium carbonation.
Refreshing from the can, too. There’s something to the quality here. The reputation and high reviews seem justified. Only had it on tap a few years back, and it was memorable. And then I just caught this at a Specs, and the last box at that. The rest will go camping next week, among others, but this is the stuff I’ll break out to beat the heat of the day.

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Photo of Spaten454
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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HefeWeizen from Live Oak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 1,721 ratings