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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Photo of Zonian1
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbutova
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I must thank a very kind stranger for the hook up. Had a sample already so this will be the icing on the cake. A truly long wait to finally review this staple.

A- The can pours a mostly clear pale golden brew into my glass. Rising atop that is a thick, frothy cap that is also somewhat foamy in consistency. This cap peaks at over an inch high with great retention. Spotty lacing.

S- The classic hefe aroma profile. Banana esters blast out of the glass complimented very well by freshly fermented, wheaty yeast bread, lemon and mild orange citrus zest, clove, a touch of pink peppercorns, hints of vanilla sweets and general pale fruits.

T- As with the aroma, the yeast is the main driving force with malts and hops serving as simply a balancing act, although an important one. Banana esters, clove, vanilla sweets, lemon zest and a even a hint of tangerine lead into a base of pale wheaty grains, bodacious yeast breads, pils malts and a hint of mineral water. Minimal hints of Noble hops.

MF- Creamy and even chewy texture to a light-medium overall body. Honestly about as smooth as beer can be as it feels like a pillow of foam on the palate. Ends with a light spicy bitterness.

This is a beer that would always be amazing to have in the fridge. The esters, phenolics and yeast bread tones really form a fantastic base brew and not much else is needed. The body is the icing on the cake.

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

Photo of thatsarealplane
3.9/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of boogerisu
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of esktime
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jlee922
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of deereless
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylemckinnis
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Artmcd88
4.86/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

At Bangers. Probably pne of the best Hefes I’ve had. I haven’t gone to the motherland yet but I’d imagine this is what they are like. Pours a hazy pale yellow. Big banana aroma. Taste is similar to a banana runt with a big effervescent carbonation. Super refreshing.

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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 Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakemn91
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.33/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of unclekeith
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Can into a snifter

A: A glowing hazy yellow with a billowing head, quick to settle into a collar with some nice lacing
S: Bananas, cloves, bread
T: Follows the nose,
M: Creamy, coats the mouth
O: Excellent!

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

Photo of yasky
4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of xtonytx
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tempest
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The clove and yeast aroma is standard, but this beer blossoms on your tongue. I'm immediately struck by the balance, starting with toasted and doughy malts and finishing with sweeter banana, vanilla, and more clove. Believe the hype. This sucker has depth.

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Photo of SixPack6
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beefbucket
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.22/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Recommended by specs employee in Katy. Poured into pint glass. Two finger head disappeared quite quick. Cloudy and well carbonated. Looks like something good to chew on. Nose of yeast and spice. Initial taste, ahhhh, this is really good. Definite witbier flavor with spice. Excellent and refreshing.

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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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