HefeWeizen | Live Oak Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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:
#380
Reviews:
473
Ratings:
1,696
pDev:
9.43%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Sirnickatnite
3.9/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SMH_NWI
3.89/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wellsnb
4.09/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of stevepat
3.68/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice bright, hazy sunshine with a thick white head of big bubbles that dissipates swiftly.
Nose is a bit funky, yeasty, some banana and summer squash scents.
Tastes of bitter citrus rind, some melon, some hint of holiday spice.
Mouthfeel is nice and crisp, very effervescent on the tongue, very clean.
Overall a fine beer but it seems a lot sharper and a bit more bitter than the hefeweizen I'm familiar with. Still a great option for a hot summer day, and would probably benefit from an orange slice.

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Photo of texaspaul
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CodyMyre97
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knickfan3
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Just-the-sip
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tylerstravis
4.07/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is actually banana juice, right?

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

Photo of kthaye1
4.81/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Started drinking this beer 5 years ago when living in Austin. Since they canned it, it's always in my fridge.

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Photo of TheGent
3.85/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2beerdogs
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to r0rscach for this splendid example of a Bavarian style here.
It really hits all the marks for style. I'm not the biggest fan of the style, but this one is the real deal.

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Photo of Alexg30
3.29/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZachMayer14
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

The best Hefeweizen I’ve had up to date. I’ve drank it routinely for the past year or so and not grown tired of it. It always has a nice head, wonderful aroma and is a great balance of vanilla, clove and banana.

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

Photo of StevenSouza
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaker07
3.67/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MusicBeer_1961
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a fantastic Hefeweizen. I left Dallas with 2 extra six packs to bring home and enjoy. THE best American brewed Bavarian style Hefe I’ve ever tasted. Right up there with the big boys of Germany. If you happen to be in Dallas, Austin or Houston TX, make sure to give this brew a try. I also LOVE the fact it’s packaged in 6 twelve oz cans..

A winner!

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Photo of liveoakb
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite hefeweizens ever. I get one everytime I find myself in Austin Texas. If you like this style, this is a must try.

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Photo of vollrath79
4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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HefeWeizen from Live Oak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 1,696 ratings