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Live Oak Big Bark Amber Lager | Live Oak Brewing Company

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Live Oak Big Bark Amber LagerLive Oak Big Bark Amber Lager

Brewed by:
Live Oak Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Pegasus on 04-30-2003

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Ratings: 231 |  Reviews: 52
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4.76/5  rDev +27.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +27%

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4.75/5  rDev +27%

Photo of Scooter1966
4.65/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Very smooth with a nice follow through.

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Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love a good Vienna lager and this one delivers the goods. Toasted biscuit, slightly floral hops, and a deep Amber color with red and orange hues. Paired excellently with fried cheese curds and Olaf sauce.

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Premo88
4.41/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Onion Creek, Houston

Copper, clear, super sticky head of beige/tan foam.

Slightly hoppy fruit flavor, very sweet. Hop bite is a bit grassy

(original review above, June 22, 2015)

additional notes from first chance to try it out of a can -- July 28, 2016 -- 12 oz. can poured into pilsener

L: head is fantastic, about 1-inch to 1.5 inches of offwhite/beige foam; no sticking or lacing but it does keep a solid collar; super tight column of bubbles flying up middle of glass

S: so malty ... some grain, too, and it's good toasted grain; the toasted malt note is fantastic; a little hoppy thing ... almost grassy or onion

T: earthy hop bite, toasted grain and lots of toasted malt sweetness

Original numbers: 4.75, 4, 4.25, 5, 4.5

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Photo of bisonkron
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - slightly cloudy, small light head that fades quickly.

S - sweet malts, light hops, caramel

T - light caramel taste, toasted bread, also sweet malts, it was a very light taste overall, very refreshing

M - light, smooth, crisp. great.

D - amazing drinkability. could drink this for several hours. really enjoyed this one, will not be seeking it out soon, but if its on the menu i may grab it again.

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4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Pint Glass.

Appearance-Dark red with a off white, almost brown head. About 2 fingers which leaves some nice lacing.

Smell-Bready, some cider and spice.

Taste-Lots of Apple Skins Light tartness and balanced nicely with some big bready notes. Really simple but this is very very drinkable and extremely tasty.

Mouthfeel-Medium bodied, carbonation was perfect. Goes down real smooth and I could drink alot of this.

Overall-If these beers were canned/bottled this would be my go to session beers. Another really nice offering from Live Oak.

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4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a clear caramel color with a tight layer of foam topping it. There’s a muted aroma and this light, malty flavor with a sharp, hoppy bitterness that rounds it out. And, honestly, that’s the way I like my amber lagers: with character and a kick, not just malty syrup. Good one.

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4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Scholz Garten, Austin.

The beer arrives with just a thin film + ring of fine white head on top of clear, brown/amber liquid. The nose is faint, but has some grapefruit and grains. The front is quite fruity, with a full malty middle that's almost dark. Finish is very hoppy, with lots of grapefruit bitterness and a nice roasted nuttiness.

This is a delicious, balanced, malty-hoppy-nutty amber lager. Fantastic!

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4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a pint glass, canned on 06/08/16. I believe this is from the first run of Canned Big Bark.

Exceptional clear amber with 1/2 finger of head that recedes to a fine lace, smell of cracker and toasted grain, taste of bread, toasted grain and earthy hop bitterness with a clean finish. Solid Amber lager.

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4.19/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mizzourah
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had it on tap at Cain and Abel's in Austin.

Appearance- Dark caramel color with a nice head that left decent lacing. Slight carbonation evident.

Smell- Caramel, perhaps a hint of chocolate and somewhat fruity.

Taste- Caramel malts at first and then fruity hops afterward. Good fruity aftertaste that wasn't too strong and quite enjoyable.

Mouthfeel- It wasn't too watery and danced around nicely on the tongue.

Drinkability- Excellent drinkability. I could drink this all night and be happy. None of the flavors are too overwhelming, I found it nicely balanced, and I kept wanting more. I always find myself ordering this when I'm in Austin.

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

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Live Oak Big Bark Amber Lager from Live Oak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 231 ratings
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