Live Oak Liberator | Live Oak Brewing Company

Live Oak LiberatorLive Oak Liberator
BA SCORE
73.2%
Liked This Beer
3.9 w/ 41 Ratings
Live Oak LiberatorLive Oak Liberator
BEER INFO

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 12-31-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,421
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
41
Liked:
30
Avg:
3.9/5
pDev:
8.21%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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4.61/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of champ103
4.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Barley Swine in Austin. I was not surprised at how awesome the beer turned out to be...

A: Pours a dark, nearly opaque brown color. A two finger beige head forms with excellent retention. Sticky lace is left all the way down the glass.
S: A big old malt bomb. Toasted malts, bread and biscuit. Cereal grains. Light chocolate flavors. Very nice.
T: The malt takes on a whole new level here. Almost more roasted malts than toasted. A bit of sweetness, chocolate and caramel. Bread, biscuit and cereal grains. The middle is a bit sweet, but ends dry. Amazing, this is Ayinger type depth of character.
M/D: A full body and fine carbonation. So velvety smooth and creamy. This is like silk. I can drink this by the gallons. Just amazing.

It is very impressive that Live Oak got the same big full flavors of Ayinger in particular. I am so happy to have come across this, and with DR 13, an early candidate for Texas beer of the year.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dankabier1
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kbub6f
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A new addition to the Live Oak lineup (though I think it was around several years ago). It's easy to overlook it, if you mistake it for the regular winter seasonal ("Liberation").

The beer is a nice, rich, clear brown with a yellowy-cream head. Sweet malty, nutty, grape juice aroma. The beer is full, rich, malty-syrupy and fruity. Some light chocolate. Finishes lightly bitter with a touch of alcohol sourness. It's a more aggressive style for Live Oak and they've pulled off a winner, I think.

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4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cgrunin
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Live Oak Liberator from Live Oak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 73.2% out of 100 with 41 ratings
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