RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was not impressed with this beer. It had a metallic taste to it that threw everything else off. Not much flavor here for an amber beer.
Terminus (3564) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap at a bar in downtown Austin-well, after having their pilsner, this one falls very short. pretty boring for an amber-weak body with some spicy german hops. thin malts. not very solid
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent example of the style. These guys do some good work, but need to broaden their horizons.
joet (2537) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 29, 2003
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Fruity, fruit sour, acetic acid, that blows out, it's real beer all right. Had at BB Rovers north Austin with a lunch of chicken salad and Doggie Style (the beer). It almost spoiled the afternoon. Not much bitterness besides some husky tannins. Sweet.
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My least favorite of the Live Oak orchard. I thought it was way too sweet for a good Vienna lager.
fly (1461) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
To me this is their "middle of the road" brew. But at least they know how to drive in style. It is a tad too non- offensive, but I think that is te idea - to get a beer out there that will grab the crowd that doesnít go for an IPA. Nicely balanced with plenty of flavor and balance.
Aggie80 (808) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2003 Good head and lace, nice flavor, no after taste, no notable features. Really smooth going down and a great way to end the day!
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Should be renamed "Big Bore." An ordinary amber ale thatís forgettable. Somewhat hopped.
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good beer I thought. Nice flavor but could have used a little more kick.
achtungpv (255) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iíve been hearing about Live Oak for two years. Finally had one and was somewhat disappointed. I donít know if the hype ruined it.
Not a bad beer though. A lot like Spaten IMHO.