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Live Oak Primus Weizenbock | Live Oak Brewing Company

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4.26/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wagenvolks on 11-24-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,158
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
249
pDev:
9.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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74
Gots:
38
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Ratings: 249 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Renegrenade
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Mplsbrew
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of ptickle
3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of champ103
3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky brown/ruby color. A one finger beige head forms and leaves light lace.
S: I detect some banana and spicy clove. A touch of roasted malt. Not much else.
T: Follows the nose. Banana and lots of clove. Really, not much else to note. Tastes like the hefe, but with just a touch more roasted flavor.
M/D: This has a full body that is well carbonated for my tastes. Easy and smooth to drink. I would not have a problem making this a session, even at 8% ABV.

There is nothing wrong with this Weizenbock. It is very enjoyable, and something I look forward to every year. Just not among my favorites of this particularly great brewery.

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Photo of stephens101
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at my favorite Austin beer haunt the Draughthouse. All nice and properly filled the to the rim with a murky brown brew topped by a tan head. Sweet and malty to the nose, and that's about all I gather in that regard. Tastes big and sweet up front with a nice batch of grapes, bananas, some nutmeg, some cardomom and a far off woodiness. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Big and sweet but not cloying with just enough notes of balance to keep you singing a sweet tune in the live music capital of the world.

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Photo of elizmarek
3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of natelocc787
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Several of these scores could have went up actually. Nice ruby purplish color to the body with a very creamy beige head. Lots of bananas, clove and wheat grain in the nose. The flavors come together nicely in this one, score could have been higher but the yeast bite was a little sharp. Great wheat bock, nice and fruity and dark with banana, clove, coriander, cherry juice and candies plums. Mouthfeel is superb as I am finding a pattern here with Live Oaks offerings. Very creamy without being frothy, satisfying, well carbonated but with little bubbles. Very drinkable and refreshing for such a dark beer.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at the Flying Saucer. It's a very hazy, bordering on opaque, brown color with just a thin layer of light tan foam.

Nose is banana laden with a healthy dose of chocolate and cloves.

Lots of chocolate in the flavor with a prevalent wheat tang. Bananas and cloves are still there, but might be a little less prevalent than some of the German versions. It's also a tad thinner and not as creamy as some of the best weizenbocks. Maybe it is not quite fair to expect such greatness from Live Oak as their hefeweizen, but this one is not quite up to that standard. I like it enough and I would definitely buy it again, especially considering the lack of good draft weizenbocks around. Is this the first regularly produced Texas WB? If so, it's a good start.

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Photo of Domvan
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poursa deep brown nice khaki head fades to leave a ring around the glass.
nose is clove, banana, touch of toffee
taste follows. banana, clove, bubblegum, light toffee, caramel
delicious beer

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Photo of Bagman007
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass.

A- Very dark brown/reddish appearance with not a whole lot of head.

S- Has a very sweet, somewhat spicy scent to it.

T- Tastes very, very sweet. Probably one of the sweeter beers I have ever tasted. Slightly hoppy.

M- Excellent carbonation and feel. Very sweet. Very smooth.

D- Sweet, but not too sweet to hurt it's drinkability. Very smooth.

Overall a really great beer. Excellent Weizenbock from Live Oak.

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Photo of Fnord
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Dark brown and very cloudy, with a thin white head. Looks delicious.

Smell - Dark fruit, sweet malt, chocolate, banana, and wheat.

Taste - Banana and clove take point, with a lot of wheat providing backup. A touch of alcohol and bubblegum flavors as well.

Mouthfeel - Very thick, almost chewy, leaving sticky residue on my lips.

Drinkability - Good for the high ABV. I wouldn't mind having three or four in one night.

Notes - An excellent Wezendopplebock. I get one whenever I'm somewhere that has it on draft.

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Photo of Jon4than
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dasotelo50
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Dello
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Gbell
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of jbphoto88
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the flying saucer. This beer is a dark shoe leather color with a surprisingly white head. The body is hazed and clouded and that white head fades quick to thin collar.

Nose is sweet and fruity with a balance of toasted cereal grains. The smell of banana and cloves mix well with the darker roasted scents. Very nice.

Tastes just like it smells. Banana and caramel grains with hints of clove and bubble gum. Darker and richer then expected and very tasty.

Mouthfeel is sharp with a fine carbonation and a medium body. Slightly coating with each sip and a warm clove spice and toast aftertaste. A very fresh brew with a robust flavor and nice layered complexity. A great version of a weizenbock and well worth seeking out.

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Photo of javlin624
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of mhenson42
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Magery
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CaptainNomihodai
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Live Oak Primus Weizenbock from Live Oak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 249 ratings
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