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:
1,637
Reviews:
459
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
9.4%
 
 
Wants:
793
Gots:
255
For Trade:
9
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Ratings: 1,637 |  Reviews: 459
Photo of Bryan_Schmidt
3.91/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wolfpac255
3.73/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sokol_1993
3.68/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

View: hazy, bright yellow
Smell: Some strange smell to it, a lot of maltiness
Taste: still that strange taste is there, and still a lot of maltiness too. Little hoppiness. Some citrus taste.

A nice hefe, but I still can't make out what that strange taste is and how I feel about it.

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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 _drummer_
4.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great - no, outstanding - Hefeweizen! This is my favorite beer style and this is easily in the top five of my list for this style. Golden, cloudy color. Smells of citrus, tastes of citrus and wheat - perfect balance of the two. Aftertaste is smooth and refreshing. Great local brewery with a world class beer.

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Photo of OUJayhawk1799
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpk_tx
4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Believe the hype. This is the way a hefeweizen should taste. Pure glory, great at any time of year!

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

Photo of warmbier804
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
4.01/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

32 fl oz howler sealed with pressured growler cap.

poured into wheat beer glass.

Appearance: Light straw yellow body with thick bone white head.

Smell: Biscuit / bread malts. Light hint of banana and clove. Lager yeast.

Taste: Flavorful, balanced, and complex. Bready and biscuit malt. Lager yeast forward. Banana, clove, and bubblegum. Light hint of earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The drinkablility is off the charts. Creamy carbonation and a light snappy finish. Very refreshing.

Overall: Hefeweizen is a beer style that I have only found New Glarus to brew well and I really haven't found many Hefeweizen's that are truly spectacular. This beer has really high scores and I honestly did not think that it would be as good as the ratings say it is. Well, I am here to say that this is the best Hefeweizen that is brewed in the USA. This exceeded expectations and has me wanting to get another growler of this Live Oak beer. The fact that the banana and clove are extremely well balanced and completely dialed in are what makes the beer shine. I have always homered on New Glarus Hefeweizen's and this beer is clearly far superior to all of the New Glarus Hefeweizens.

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Photo of JDice20
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of OnryAndMean
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burgh1328
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of danh53
3.79/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Banana, vanilla, biscuit, lemon on the nose. Taste brings sweet melon and some citrus. full mouth feel on the front of the palate, but it's a little watery on the finish. Not bad overall.

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

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.99/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crownrl28
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of cbaz
4.14/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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