Oak Highlands Brewery

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Oak Highlands Brewery
Texas, United States
3.67 | pDev: 16.35%
Apr 20, 2019
Aug 22, 2015
Notes: German Dunkelweizen (dark wheat) style ale. Heavy banana and clove aromas. A dark, slightly cloudy beer with a fresh crisp taste.
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Rated: 3.62 by cgrunin from Texas

Apr 20, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Feb 15, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Nick4444 from Texas

Jan 29, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Jasoncpace from Texas

Sep 15, 2018
Rated: 3.6 by Jodio from Texas

Jul 09, 2018
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Reviewed by Pegasus from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Clear, cola-colored body, with a coarse, fizzy tan head, which soon all-but-vanishes, leaving only a scattering of foam about the rim of the glass.

Aroma: Caramel and dark bread notes dominate the aroma. Banana and cloves are present as well, but rather subdued.

Taste: The taste begins with dark bread and caramel, there are slight notes of banana, and slightly stronger cloves. Later in the taste, an earthy character presents, likely from the wheat malt. There is no notable hop presence. Finishes with a long and lingering note of dark bread and caramel.

Mouth feel: Soft and fairly full, pleasant, which just a touch of zesty carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A very nice and drinkable example. With Texas having benefited enormously from German immigration, it is fitting to see a classic German beer style brewed in the state.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a Sam Adams Sensory glass.
May 06, 2018
Rated: 3.64 by cdwil from Texas

Feb 04, 2018
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Reviewed by beeragent from Texas

3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a glass from a can.

A - Pours a very dark amber, forming a thin off white head that faded quickly. No lacing.

S - Strong mixed aroma of banana, dark fruit, and alcohol.

T - Taste follows the aroma, having a very pronounced banana flavor, a hint of dark fruit, and finishing with a very noticeable alcohol presence. No bitterness and very sweet.

F - Medium bodied, low carbonation, and smooth.

O - The alcohol was very present and high for a dunkleweizen. If it was targeted more as a Weizenbock, I would believe it. The flavors did not meld as well on this, and I feel if I had more than one of these, I would wake up with a hangover from the alcohol, maybe fusel. I think the base of a great beer is here, but it needs to be reduced a bit.
Jan 28, 2018
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Clear dark brown color. Short lived head and lacing. Smell is and taste is sweet and herbal. Overall, the beer is a good dunkel, maybe a bit on the sweet side.
Nov 10, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 18, 2017
Rated: 3.6 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Oct 23, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by jkn09 from Texas

Oct 21, 2016
Rated: 1.46 by blammasterj from Texas

Aug 26, 2016
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Reviewed by TX-Badger from Texas

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Pours a cloudy/hazy coppery reddish brown color with dark ivory colored head. Sweet malts, caramel, banana, clove, spice, and wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes sweeter than expected.
Jul 06, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by aufie from Texas

Jun 27, 2016
Rated: 4.4 by JGDrums

May 31, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by Techichi from Texas

Apr 09, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by donspublic from Texas

Jan 30, 2016
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Reviewed by HardTarget from Texas

4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Can from the Texas Craft box.

Appearance: Short lived head drops to a thin halo that doesn't lace. Very murky dark brown with a darker center of the glass. Shows some legs sliding slowly down the glass.

Smell: Rich melanoidin malty note that is right for style. Some banana and caramel really punch up the profile.

Taste: Sweet base balanced with a weizen banana yeast character that gives good depth and character. Wheat gives an earthy grain flavor that rounds out the finish nicely.

Mouthfeel Slight grit, slick, medium heavy body, oily finish.

Overall: A well made example of the style. Hits all the right notes, seems almost tame, I guess a nicer word would be smooth. First taste of Oak Highlands, I'm impressed! Will be looking for more.
Dec 13, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Dec 08, 2015
Rated: 4.08 by Domvan from Texas

Sep 14, 2015
Rated: 3.98 by jtaylord from Texas

Aug 26, 2015
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Reviewed by MicTar from Texas

4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Draft at brewery

The beer had a medium brown cloudy appearance with a small amount of foamy head that left a slight lacing as I drank. The beer smelled of bread and yeast with a slight clove on the end. The taste was smooth and easy to drink and was mild on the bitter with a slight bread aftertaste.

Overall I enjoyed the beer and am looking forward to when this will be available on the store shelves.
Aug 22, 2015
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Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 23 ratings