Big Bark Amber Lager | Live Oak Brewing Company

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3.74/5
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245 Ratings
Big Bark Amber LagerBig Bark Amber Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Pegasus on 04-30-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,307
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
245
pDev:
10.16%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
25
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Ratings: 245 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of gvickery
1.92/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It looks fine, cloudy medium copper color. Very strange aroma., corn, roasted. Taste was really weird, I couldn’t figure it out at first but then it hit me, corn chips. As a Texan, I appreciate Texas beers, this is just off. It’s not right. It tastes like [email protected]*king corn chips. C’mon man, beer shouldn’t taste like Fritos. There are a lot of great ambers out there and this ain’t one of em.

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Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puck1225
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a tulip glass.

Golden colored body with a beautiful foamy initial head and good lacing. Sweet floral smell and taste. Bready and nice malt backbone. Good lager!

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Photo of flyingmick
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BirdsandHops
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oddcopter
4.58/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites. A great malty beer with a hint of sweetness and noble hop flavor.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tylerstravis
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This one pours a clear light amber, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like pretty basic, but appealing nonetheless- it smells like baked brown bread, slight hop spice, and caramel.

This is super drinkable and pretty much right to style, but it's slightly boring, and slightly muted. I wanted more body and richer depth of flavor. There's a nice breadiness, and very slight sweetness, and just the vaguest hint of hop flavor

This is light bodied, crisp and very clean, with a good level of carbonation.

This is probably the weakest beer that Live Oak brews, and that's saying a lot about the overall quality of the brewery, as this is still very decent.

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Photo of Ben1313
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beeragent
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a glass from a can.

A - Pours a medium amber, forming a thin white head with light lace. Steady stream of carbonation throughout.

S - Strong aroma of grainy malts and grassy hops.

T - Toasty malt flavor coats the palate, with a slight caramel finish. A bit grassy throughout from the hops with very low bitterness.

M - Light mouthfeel with good carbonation. Very clean finish.

O - Great example of the style.

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cmspring72
4.49/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great with Texas BBQ.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours Amber. Foamy, short, off-white had that Fades fast.

Smells toasted malt, bready, grain and a hint of grassiness.

Taste caramel malt, toasted Mall, green. Followed by earthy bitterness and light grassiness. Finish is dry with an earthy linger and light toasted malts. Lighter body and fizzy lower carbonation.

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Photo of rorjets
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brentk56
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours with a big head that forms over the amber liquid; nice retention and spots of lace

Smell: Vienna malt aromatics with some earthy/grassy bitter tones

Taste: Bread and caramel forward, with the grassy bitterness building; while the malt profile lingers into the aftertaste, the bitter features dominate

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I am not a fan of the style but this is a pretty good example, if Americanized just a bit to make it more hoppy

Thanks, Texasfan549, for the opportunity

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jodio
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of malfunxion
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wiz99
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beaulabauve
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Big Bark Amber Lager from Live Oak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 245 ratings