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:
1,623
Reviews:
455
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
9.4%
 
 
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789
Gots:
251
For Trade:
9
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Photo of Brian29
4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ellswrth
4.02/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ECShepherd
4.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JYF8389
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bryantan
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mangbus
4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bpa112
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoodviewBrew
2.75/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

a little sour. 6/10

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

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

12oz can, served in an hefeweizen glass.

Pours a slightly hazy golden-darker yellow body, two finger white head, good retention, medium collar, not much lacing. Smells of bubble gum, clove, banana esters, wheat, light caramel, grainy sweetness. Smells like a sharp hefeweizen, not as well rounded as some of its best German counterparts, but it's unmistakably an hefe. Flavour is fairly authentic hefeweizen; dominant banana esters, clove, touch of bubble gum, grainy wheat, light grassy bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and almost a tad bit creamy, good carbonation, super easy to drink. Overall, a very good hefeweizen; it's sort of like a more balanced version of most American hefeweizens which tend to be hopped up. This is balanced and seems to taste more authentic although I am not doing this blind with Weihenstephaner or Franziskaner, of course. That may be an experiment to do later on.

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Photo of SaulFox
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Live Oak HefeWeizen from Live Oak Brewing Company
4.36 out of 5 based on 1,623 ratings.
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