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Live Oak Hefe Weizen

Live Oak Hefe Weizen

Rated 3.815 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Live Oak Brewing Company

Austin, TX, United States

Style:  Hefeweizen

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Modeled after the classic wheat beers of Bavaria, our HefeWeizen has a cloudy, straw-colored appearance with a thick, creamy head. It is fermented with an authentic Weizenbier yeast strain which imparts delicate notes of clove, vanilla and banana which harmonize perfectly with its mild refreshing tartness. Together these flavors create the perfect thirst quencher to beat the Texas heat. Available April - August.

ID: 5127 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank492
Overall Percentile98.9
Style Rank5 of 908
Style Percentile99.4
Lowest Score3.4
Highest Score4.6
Average Score4.060
Weighted Score3.815
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.7 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    one of the better, more flavorful american hefes i've had to date. big aroma and flavor of yeast, bananas, and clove. refreshing. light bodied but jam-packed with flavor. well done.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Draught is always the best way to have a Hefeweizen in my opinion and this is no different. A beautiful glowing yellow with a white cap. Lots of banana and the spice in the aroma and flavour.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 4.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    I cant belive i havent reviewed this one yet, Live oaks hefe is a good one. Aroma of clove and banana, a cloudy straw colored body with a thin head. Flavors of vanilla, banana, clove and bubblegum with good balance amongst them. Mouthfeel is light but refreshing, a clean slightly tart finish. Overall its a good beer that can keep up with the best of its peers, definetley worth trying.

  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 4.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 8

    A softish pour produces an almost one finger thick, pale, tan tinged head that sits on top of a deeply hazy, straw colored beer. When held up directly to the light it picks up some orange tints, but is still completely opaque. The aroma is quite hearty, lots of yeast notes from, surprise - surprise, actual yeast as well as ample clove notes, a hint of banana and lots of wheat / grain aromas. This last supplies some wheat-tartness, aromas of crushed saltine crackers and a rich, chewy, crushed grain aroma. The tartness accentuates a touch of fruitiness reminiscent of something like a cross between a pear and tropical fruit. This is just very hearty smelling for a HefeWeizen & quite enjoyable, the depth of the grain character is quite nice.

    Not as thick as I was expecting based on the rich aromas, instead it has a nice light texture & heft to it like a good HefeWeizen should. I was half expecting / dreading that this was going to be overly under-attenuated, I am quite happy it is not. Perceived sweet notes linger on the palate with a mix of clove and banana notes. Soft and creamy, yet with a prickly carbonation, this beer has a certain viscousness to it that coats the palate, but does not keep this from being light and quaffable. Lightly tart, which accentuates a very soft fruitiness, but mostly plays up the chewy wheat flavors. This has lots of grain character to it; chewy, slightly dried-grass like, a bit of hay, a full wheat grain flavor and a crushed cracker note. The finish has a mix of clove flavors, light hop bitterness and a slight, herbal hop flavor.

    As the beer warms a bit the banana flavors become a bit more accented & this accentuates an up front, grain sweetness. This is eminently quaffable; there is just enough sweetness to accentuate some soft fruit, clove and grain character. Really it is the fresh grain character that makes this beer so tasty; I can't remember having a HefeWeizen that tasted fresher and the vibrant grain character is what is driving this vibrancy. This only gets tastier and more well balanced as it warms up. I am towards the end of my 22oz serving and am finding myself wishing for more; the banana is definitely much more noticeable than the clove that was more noticed at the cooler temps, but it is still not overly much. This is a damn tasty HefeWeizen, a style that I have forgotten how good it can actually be if done correctly; this is certainly one of the finest examples that I have had, my guess is that they use a Decoction mash; there is almost no better way to get such a vibrant grain character into a beer. Fantastic!

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 4.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    On tap at the Flying Saucer, San Antonio. Pours with a golden/straw color, aroma of wheat and bananas leap from the glass. This thing has a rich wheat base, which I like with just the right amount of banana and a hint of bubblegum. Lots of cloves as well and even a mild hop kick. Rich and thick, yet still clean and refreshing. Probably the best hefe I’ve had.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Birthday! .... Quite tangy 4 a hefeweizen ... very refreshing ... is a peach juice colour .. lacing is over average ... hate to say it but might benefit from a lemon wedge?!?! ... decent but fresh ... i will have this again because I know this is better than my score..

  • RIVERAFM 1 reviews
    rated 4.6 14 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Modeled after the classic wheat beers of Bavaria, our HefeWeizen has a cloudy, straw-colored appearance with a thick, creamy head. It is fermented with an authentic Weizenbier yeast strain which imparts delicate notes of clove, vanilla and banana which harmonize perfectly with its mild refreshing tartness. Together these flavors create the perfect thirst quencher to beat the Texas heat

  • WILLBLAKE 934 reviews
    rated 3.8 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    09.30.05 GABF An almost syrupy appearance, this stuff is thick, opaque, and generally attractive beneath a thick white head. Luscious aromas of wheaty fruits, peaches, lemongrass, and touches of spice. Mouthfeel is light and effy, despite it’s thick appearance, but it’s plenty coating and there’s a crispness about it that pleases. This would be nice with pub fare. Pretty sweet, but with enough background and finishing tart acidity to keep you coming back. Not at all cloying.

  • HANNAH 1021 reviews
    rated 4.1 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a bright and misty gold color with a creamy, short-lived head. The gentle aroma is grainy and sweet, yet complex with spices. The flavor is round and perfectly balanced with sweet wheat taking on light fruits (green, ripe, and citrus) and winning. The whole beer is a winner--Perhaps the best hefe I have tasted. Perfect for session drinking.

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 4.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 8

    Sampled on draft, Ginger Man, Dallas. I've heard a fair amount of criticism of American-made hefes. Live Oak Hefeweizen will make a skeptic believe that American breweries can nail this style. Cloudy, tarnished gold in appearance with a scattered white head. Aroma is clean with some lemon and notes of banana. Banana, clove, pepper, vanilla/bubblegum are found amid the tart wheat flavor. Very complex, sophisticated & understated. Medium-bodied, moderately carbonated and creamy-smooth. Balanced with a clean finish. A MUST try. I'm not certain what the brewer could do to make this beer any better.

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