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Oaktoberfest | Live Oak Brewing Company

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3.87/5
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156 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Live Oak Brewing Company
Texas, United States
liveoakbrewing.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,463
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
156
pDev:
10.34%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 156 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of mothmanscott
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one a gift for my good friend Tim Flanders. Thanks brother. Pours a clear coppery medium amber with a nice stream of effervescence arising from the bottom. The pour produces 3 fingers of beige, foamy, short-lived head that leaves little in the way of a surface cap, collar ring or lacing. Aroma is malty toast, burnt caramel and nuts. It is fruity and balanced with floral hops and a light citrus hint. Taste is of course malty but also fruity: toasted bread, heavy to burnt caramel/brown sugar and roasted nuts with a nice complement of floral, earthy herbal and spice with a nice hop bitterness in the finish which rolls over into the aftertaste becoming a lingering but thin bitterness. The lager yeast stands out on the fruit. This brew dries little in the finish, being sweet except in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, wet and mouth watering with the slightest prickle it becomes faintly drawing in the aftertaste. Another nice beer from this Austin, Texas brewery.

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Photo of JohnDon
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from draft into glass. Look is an orange amber, with practically no foam (assuming it was the bartender's fault). Smell is sweet malty notes. Taste is forst malty but is very well balanced with hops; the flavors that come through are pumpkin and oak, with a touch of some spiciness. Feel is medium body and low carbonation. Overall very good to excellent.

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Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BirdsandHops
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of detgfrsh
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery. Orange color with some white head. Malty aromas. Medium feel. Malt-forward flavor with some yeast notes and lingering sweetness. A classic Oktoberfest, though the sweetness gets to me by the end of the pint. I don't think I could drink more than one in a sitting.

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Photo of Premo88
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

two 12 oz. cans poured into 25 oz. glass mug
(9/28/2017 packaged date)

L: murky copper topped with impressive (for this big mug) stack of beige foam, about 1-inch tall and thick; head lingers a bit, does not stick; just a few minutes after the pours and the beer is clearing up some, already better than 50-60% clear and looks like it will clear up more; lots of sediment in can and for these pours I tried to keep it out of the glass (lees tasted yummy ... yeasty yummy); no sticking, no lacing; stops clearing up at about 75-80% clear

S: toasted apricot, extra toasted apricot kolache ... also has a slight metallic twinge to it, like a super hot BBQ pit grill that's both meaty, salty and metallic ... could be something funny with my nose but it's definitely got some toasted oak wood thing going on, so the BBQ pit image makes at least some sense

T: earthy to start off with, a hellacious dirt-hop bite that digs in and lingers; even cold to start off with, though, you can taste an equally impressive load of toasted malt in the background, malt that gets sweet enough at times to call it bready or bread doughy; as it warms, the malt flavors start turning into a combination of toasted peach/toasted apricot/lightly toasted dried apricot mixed with oak tree bark ... a sweet-earthy mix that's almost bitter from the wood flavor ... nearly charred wood at times, other times just cured wood; it's packed with these notes, too ... the flavors are massive, like they shoved 50 pound bags of malt and hops into each can; as it warms more and we get about 2/5 into the glass, the hop bite starts turning from earthy to floral and the toasted malt note grows

F: relatively lightweight considering the gigantic flavors, good carbonation that does lots of helping, no hurting ... if it's not perfect, it's very close

O: this one's a champion of the more earthy-hop side of the marzen/octoberfest spectrum; there's some great malt flavor in it, and the more I get into these 24 ounces the more those malt flavors wake up and contribute, but the hops combined with the oak wood flavors are the show here ... and even those are evolving as we go from earthy dirt to start with to a bit more delicate and floral about a third into the glass; one very good beer

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Photo of Philcassella
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mecmd
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SicemWT
3.37/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerucee
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yum from austin

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Photo of videofrog
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fuhrman
3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. Looks great, good aroma. Seems like it would have more taste in the spices, but has a basic characteristic taste with a quick finish. Also tastes slightly soapy from the keg. Stop ordering that.

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Photo of Agriverbear
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacobus79
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mamaraza
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kkarimi
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ECShepherd
4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrHolden
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabre311
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IrishColonial
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Oaktoberfest from Live Oak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 156 ratings