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:
1,631
Reviews:
459
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
9.4%
 
 
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791
Gots:
252
For Trade:
11
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Photo of Butchnasty
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KobraKai
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Andy_Luft
3.95/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sjagana
3.89/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Virby44
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebeers
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very pale, clear yellow color with close to three fingers of airy white head that are quick to dissipate into almost nothingness. Big banana aroma. Quite clean and crisp smelling. Mildly soapy, but in a good way. Top notch. Light hefeweizen banana flavors in the taste, again with some soapy notes, a little bubblegum, clove, white pepper. Light bodied with some slight creaminess to it. A great brew. Would love this on a hot summer night.

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Photo of Zonk
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Live Oak HefeWeizen from Live Oak Brewing Company
4.36 out of 5 based on 1,631 ratings.
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