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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-07-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,637
Reviews:
459
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
9.4%
 
 
Wants:
793
Gots:
255
For Trade:
9
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of chaseabeer
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of E_Cox
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JedSeed
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of Renegrenade
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of AAG
3.52/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this HefeWeizen in downtown Austin....straight from the tap into a pint glass.

A - Beautiful; opaque; yellow/white fluffy look; limited head off the pour but nice, white, lacy clouds on the edge of the glass throughout. A gorgeous looking beer....

S - Banana, citrus, wheat, pleasurable smell.

T - Just like it smells; banana, wheat, oak, citrus. A very nice taste...

M - Slightly carbonated but still very smooth on the palate; a little bit of a bite that fades quickly.

Overall - Really enjoyed this beer; a nice, smooth hefe; would definitely have this one again.

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Photo of monty79_1997
3.52/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 7ways
3.55/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This Hefe poured with a mild white head and had a translucent egg yolk haze. Decent lace.

A sweet and pleasantly yeasty aroma had to be coaxed out of the glass with constant swirling. Pear, peach/nectarine, and wheat round it out nicely. Kind of smells like a Yankee Candle, either Vanilla Cookie or Buttercream.

Classic phenols are roughly where they belong, though what clove aspect it does have is relatively weak, and lemon and apple take precedence over banana. Fermentation temp could probably be dialed down a bit. Nothing spectacular jumps out, but it is very refreshing and very well integrated.

Mouthfeel is thin but creamy. Kind of weird, but I'll blame it on the growler (though carbonation is quite firm, as this growler was filled only three days ago and taped well).

This is the best American made Hefe I've ever had, and an above average Hefe in general. But if a good German were available, I'd go with that instead every time. Quite frankly I find it absurd that at the time of this review, Live Oak has a better rating than Weihenstephaner Hefe. Seriously, what the fuck.

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Photo of DesertFox24
3.56/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BIll_Currie
3.56/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i'm a widmer here guy . also love pyramids so i was excited to try this. i'd read lot of good things about this one.
it was pretty good. a little thinner than widmer but overall a great beer

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Photo of CTbrew32
3.56/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ImbibingBaptist
3.57/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.58/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dfhhead25
3.58/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mkhartnett
3.61/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Waveoff
3.61/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HookemHoos
3.62/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pezhead_79
3.64/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I really like the look of these cans, and the beer inside is good as well. This hefeweizen is very smooth and worth a try. Is has some definite Brady smells and flavors but they are not lingering.

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Photo of thegerm87
3.64/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drew42e
3.66/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Not my fave style but I can accept this is a great representation of the style. Smooth and hazy and wheat is very evident. Probably the best hefe I've had though 3.75 probably where
I top out for the style.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
3.67/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pale gold pour with white head which died quickly; slightly opaque/hazy, yet clear enough to see carbonation; no cap or lace. Banana bread nose. Spicy banana and clove flavors. Moderate plus carbonation and lite fluffy mouthfeel. Overall lite and easy drinking.

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Photo of Damian
3.68/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Drank from a half-gallon growler
Acquired in a trade with thickerfreakness
Served in a weizen glass

Poured an uber-cloudy amber color with bright straw yellow highlights. The creamy, tight, two-finger, bubbly white head faded to a lasting cap of foam. Sticky blocks of thick lacing clung to the sides of the glass. A substantial amount of yeast sediment collected in the bottom of the liquid.

The aroma was quite unusual for the style. Earthy, musty and sour. Lemony and a bit funky (almost brett-like) initially with some candy-like, vanilla sweetness appearing later on. Perhaps some bubblegum as well? An interesting mix of sweet and tart. Smoke was also noticeable. Spicy, with clove being the dominant spice.

The taste was similar to the aroma. Lemony, citrusy and quite sour (once again, almost brett-like). Complex and unusual. Malty sweet up front with a wheat-like tartness and a touch of smoke in the center. The finish was snappy. Semi-bitter, tart and dry with a lingering semi-dry aftertaste.

The mouthfeel was thin and watery with a very mild carbonation. Quite disappointing.

As for drinkability, this was definitely a refreshing offering that can "beat the Texas heat" (as the website claims) or the Massachusetts heat, for that matter.

This was a very unusual hefeweizen and, frankly, a bit of a disappointment. This beer severely lacked many of the key attributes (intense notes of banana, bubblegum and clove as well as a lush, creamy smoothness) typically found in better examples of this style. The flavors in this beer just did not "pop" like I was expecting them to. Also, the sour/funk characteristic, albeit intriguing, was quite odd. An interesting offering but probably not one that I would seek out again.

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Live Oak HefeWeizen from Live Oak Brewing Company
4.36 out of 5 based on 1,637 ratings.
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