Live Oak 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-07-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,625
Reviews:
456
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
9.4%
 
 
Wants:
791
Gots:
251
For Trade:
11
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Ratings: 1,625 |  Reviews: 456
Photo of FBarber
3.99/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright crisp light golden color. Pretty much clear through and through. Thin white head dissipates quickly leaving no lacing or residual head.

Smell is in line with a traditional hefe - notes of clove, wheat, banana and a hint of peppery yeast.

Taste follows the nose with notes of clove, wheat and banana, and a touch of peppery spiced yeast. Strong wheat backbone. There is a touch of sweetness to the beer, but its not overpowering.

Feel is on the light side even with the wheat. Fizzy prickly carbonation. Pretty smooth.

Overall a very nice American example on the style.

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Photo of Ryan_DelMastro
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of frasergrove
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kbrown
3.73/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Love the style so of course I loved the beer. Pale yellow, decent head and lacing, and really nice banana bread, clove, oak, and spice throughout. Light and lovely Hefe! Thanks Brandon for the generous extra!

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ruzzal
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rypkr
4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Arguably over carbonated and thin body. Good but nowhere near weihenstephaner good nor even as good as several other lesser esteemed offerings out there. 4/5 overall.

5-26-17 bumped look from 3.75 to 4.25.

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Photo of hopsputin
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy yellow color with a faint orange presence. Head pours 2 fingers, white

S: tons of banana and clove up front. Pears, wheat, slight pepper, sweet grains, and more ripe banana

T: ripe banana, pear, sweet green apple, clove, coriander, wheat, sweet grains

M: medium mouthfeel. A bit less carbonation than we see in much of the style

O: really solid offering. One of the better American version of the style. Crisp, nice malts and ethols

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Photo of JJNEW
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best Hefe I have had Stateside

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Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gambyt20
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ead73
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shanrath
3.95/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brewaddict
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 4/8/17

L - Slightly hazy straw colored with a medium meringue head
S - I get banana bread, clove, and a little bit of smokiness
T - Up front there is a burst of banana then a nice grainy wheat flavor. It finishes with a light lemon sweetness
F - Really nice mouth feel. It's got some thickness to it.
O - Great take on a hefe. Probably the best I've ever had.

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Photo of aoampm
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not a big Hefe drinker here so excuse the average review.

Pours a hazy straw color with less than a finger head that disappears within 10 seconds. No lacing and a good amount of bubbles rise to the top.

Smell is mostly of banana to me. Some wheat is in there also I suppose. Typical Hefe smell but it does have a certain sharp aroma to it.

Taste is very nice. Crisp banana and breaded malt along with a lovely vanilla-wheat backbone. I can even taste a hint of hops and some citrus in there also. A hint of spice is detectable. Excellent.

Feel is just what I want in a Hefe. Easy drinking with a very light body and a nice amount of carbonation. Incredibly refreshing.

Overall this is a classic example of a well done Hefeweizen. It really reminds me of the Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen which is an enormous complement in my book. Well done Live Oak!

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Photo of Casey_L
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dope
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SuiGeneris1
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lurkerson
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A real nice cloudy yellow body, lots of lacing. A hit of grain and esters in the nose, banana and bubble gum in front, a bit of funk in back. The taste goes with the fruit, but dries out some, leaving a very nice example of the style, one of the best I've had from a U.S. brewer.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Clear 23-oz. wheat glass
From: My friend, Jay
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received March 10, 2017
Consumed: March 11, 2017
Reviewed as: Hefeweizen
Misc.: No COD; Poured too warm

Thanks, Jay!

Was lucky enough to receive this as part of a 10-beer package sent by Jay. Had heard great things about this one. Really looking forward to trying a good Hefe.

Poured a light yellow semi-hazy color with one finger of fizzy gray head, which thinned out immediately. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Decent lacing. Average retention. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled a nice whiff of Hefeweizen notes, including banana bread, dried banana chips, cloves, Circus Peanuts candy, Juicy Fruit, lemon zest and hints of coriander. Very juicy on the nose for a Hefe. (Smell - 4.50)

Taste followed the nose, although not quite as good overall. Got banana bread, sugary Circus Peanuts candy, honey, Juicy Fruit, lemon zest, coriander, hints of tangerine, peppery spices that I really didn’t get in the nose, pears and a touch of green apple. (Taste - 4.25)

Light body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Long, juicy finish. (Feel - 4.50)

Wow, very good. Probably my second-favorite Hefeweizen, only trailing Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. (Overall - 4.50)

4.34 | 96 | A

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.93/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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