Live Oak Schwarzer Rauch | Live Oak Brewing Company

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85
very good
23 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Texasfan549 on 03-16-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
23
Reviews:
1
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.99%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 1
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap several times, most recently at D&T in Houston.

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. A two finger beige head forms with good retention and lace .
S: Buttery and malty up front. Toast, cereal grains, and then the smoke. Light meaty ham hack.
T: Big toasted malts, cereal grains, light roast. Then the smoke takes over. Not overwhelming, but very noticeable. Meaty, hammy and all that good Rauch character you would expect. Though balanced with the rest of the malty character.
M/D: A medium body that is well carbonated. Crisp, but also smooth at the same time. For the style this is really easy to drink. The balance between the malts and smoke is great. I have had several since this has become available.

Certainly not as up front, and in some cases, not as abrasive as some German offerings. Though there is still that distinct meaty character. Which is always balanced with their great base Schwarzer. If not one of Live Oak's best, or even 100% authentic, still really enjoyable. Recommended.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Live Oak Schwarzer Rauch from Live Oak Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 23 ratings.
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