Live Oak HefeWeizen | Live Oak Brewing Company

Live Oak HefeWeizenLive Oak HefeWeizen
BA SCORE
94.8%
Liked This Beer
4.35 w/ 1,642 ratings
Live Oak HefeWeizenLive Oak HefeWeizen
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-07-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#373
Reviews:
460
Ratings:
1,642
Liked:
1,557
Avg:
4.35/5
pDev:
9.43%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
794
Gots:
258
Trade:
9
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,642 |  Reviews: 460
Photo of juneof44
3.52/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BryantForestry
4.09/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npachl
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JDeV
4.99/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My all time favorite beer. Vanilla, banana, and clove hints. Very tasty.

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

Finally got to try this while I was down in Austin for a business trip. Pours super cloudy yellow color with a dense white head that doesn't quit. Big Bavarian aroma on this, sweet wheat with tons of spice. Flavor is about the same, good dose of sweetness that is washed away by wheaty grain notes and lots of clove and banana. Could drink this all day in the Texas heat. Really something special here and the beer could definitely rival it's European brethren from Bayern.

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Photo of Bryan12345
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KensWorld
4.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chasegator
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GWebbInKyle
4.69/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cd34
4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bieniek30
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I just had the Live Oak Hefeweizen on tap at a restaurant in Austin.

Look: hazy golden hue with a thin white head.

Aroma: wheat, yeast, banana

Taste: Wheat, banana bread, yeast, a tad orange/citrus. It had a fairly mild flavor but it was very well balanced and the flavor was still distinct and inviting.

Feel: Perhaps a bit thin yet tasty and thirst quenching in the Texas heat.

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Photo of n2pux
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NoYouDidnt
3.92/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden straw, slightly hazy. Lots of bubbles streaming up. Aroma- breadth yeast, banana, grass, orange. Taste- banana, orange, bread, bubblegum, peppery. Very very little bitterness. Mouthfeel- bubbly and tingly. Overall- digging this one. Very tasty, plenty more than just one layer to this.

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Photo of Dharmelink
4.01/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CNoj012
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a very hazy and almost completely opaque pale yellow color with a huge, dense bright white head. Retention is below average and there is next to no lacing left on the glass.

Smell is absolutely amazing. Banana bread, clove, wheat and some other spices burst out of the glass, fly up your nostrils and assault your senses.

Taste is the same. Very bright and flavorful.

Feel is a little thin for the style and also a touch under carbonated.

Overall this is the best tasting and smelling Hefe I have ever had. Unfortunately I had to ding it a little for appearance and feel, so I would take Weihenstephaner as a touch better overall, but it is close. Clearly good company to be in.

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

Photo of FBarber
3.99/5  rDev -8.3%
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 +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of kbrown
3.73/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Live Oak HefeWeizen from Live Oak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.8% out of 100 with 1,642 ratings
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