Live Oak Brewing Company

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Berliner Weisse
Ranked #327
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Ranked #16,338
3.96 | pDev: 9.09%
Live Oak Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 30
Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On-draught @ Live Oak. $3 per 200ml.

Twangy and acidic with a pleasant wheat backbone. Sourness is mild and the ostensible smokiness isn't present.

Balanced and enjoyable, but where's the smoke?


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Photo of DoubleABaird
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Live Oak Lichtenhainer

Pale straw color with hazy clarity and a bright white with moderate head retention and a whipped cream texture.

Bread dough mixed with lactic notes of lemon pulp hit first with subtle notes of beechwood smoke following behind. Lemon is like the lead guitarist with the smoke playing a nice back beat in the background. It works together.

Follows the aroma beat for beat. Lactic sourness hits hard while the smoke flavor provides the exclamation point on your tongue. Not noticeable hop flavor. Balance is lactic all the way but the balance between smoke and tartness is very nice.

Medium light body with medium carbonation. No alcohol warmth, creaminess or astringency.

I was super excited to try this and it didn’t disappoint. Amazing balance and the flavors are an explosion on your tongue. Never thought I’d describe a smoked beer as refreshing but this certainly is.

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Photo of zander4dawin
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A glowing golden beer with a fizzy white head. A salty, citrus beer. Key limes, lemon zest, orange juice, smoked wood chips on the nose. Great beer for a sunny day.

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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap from the brewery, Pours a clear, deep straw gold with a head that recedes. Smell of smoked malt and sour, citrus zest. The balance of tartness up front with a smoky finish leads to a really complex, unique, and refreshing beer.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

3.2% abv and 6 ibu. On draft at the brewery. Pours cloudy pale body with snowy white , thin head. No lacing.

Smell is funky, fruity and some subtle smokiness. Taste follows, with a strong tart bite. Light body and highly carbonated. Has a lively mouthfeel.

Sweet and refreshing, no signs of bitterness and a long finish that lets the smoky elements appear. I'm not well versed in this style, but it's very enjoyable on a sunny, 80 degree day in February.

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Photo of beeragent
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A smoked berlinerweiss! The tartness and rauch malt combination makes it taste like smoked sausage and sauerkraut! It sounds odd but IMO, absolutely delicious!!!

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Lichtenhainer from Live Oak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 30 ratings