troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] Pours a light brown color with a quickly receding white head. Aroma of caramel and some earth. Toffee in the taste, with toasted hazelnut, caramel and sweet breads. Average mouthfeel and palate. Well balanced. There are no big surprises here, but this is still another well made beer from Live Oak.
tmoreau (3620) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cellared 12 oz. competition/sample bottle poured to my 1/2 pint tasting glass with a clear, coppery amber hue, light tan, creamy head, and draping ribbons of lacing. The aroma was light toast and a little caramel, light estery tartness, and a bit of sweetness. The flavor was smooth, lightly toasted malt and moderate hop bitterness. The body was medium, and the mouthfeel had a light creaminess to it. Some of the bitterness lingered lightly, along with some dryness, into the finish. Less a few light style glitches, not bad.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet malt on the nose with some citrus possibly? Amber in color with a white top. Light bitterness and a slightly watery yet smooth finish.
dnstone (2556) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2010
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Oktoberfest bready caramalt aroma. Dark gold in color. A bit of bread and red apple in the flavor.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at the Live Oak 2010 Anniversary party (be cause I’ve never officially reviewed it before). Wow, has my palate matured since I had this last. Very soapy character, sweet, amber mediocrity. Nothing much else to say from memory.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Ginger Man in Dallas. Pours a clear amber with off-white head. Aroma of spice, light nut, a bit of caramel malt. Flavor is much the same. Mouth feel is light-medium body with high carbonation. Overall, a very enjoyable beer!
DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep golden orange with light tan head. Smells slightly sweet, but really not much of an aroma at all. A very light lager that is not big on flavor...very bland. Lightly carbonated and watery. Doesn’t live up to it’s name "Big Bark Amber". Where’s the "Big" and where’s the "Amber"?
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Saucer in San Antonio. Pours a clear honey-colored body topped with and ivory-colored sticky head. Nose is very slight bready malt. Flavor is bready, lightly sweet and mildly hop bitter. Lively carbonation and a medium mouthfeel. Clean finish with no bitterness.
reliantkcar (102) - USA - FEB 27, 2010
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
hay, citrus, leaves, cola aroma, orange, clear, minimal head, sparkling, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation,
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours with a large off-white head, clear amber-copper. Aroma of toasted grain, light fruit and caramel. Taste is grainy, caramel, sawdust,. Light bubbles and dry mouthfeel. Decent for the style.