BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color and an off white head. Aroma is pretty subdued, but its kinda citrucy. A bit sweet and candyish with some toasted malt and some herbalness. Mouthfeel is smooth and easily drinkable. Not bad at all.
achtungpv (242) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ve been hearing about Live Oak for two years. Finally had one and was somewhat disappointed. I don’t know if the hype ruined it.
Not a bad beer though. A lot like Spaten IMHO.
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.
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried this beer on tap at The Flying Saucer in Addison, TX. Floral hop notes in the aroma and light citrus notes in the flavor.
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oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet oak aroma some orange zest, and smoked malts. Pours a dark orange/amber brown, thin soapy head. Oak, pine, tiny bit of hickory and toasted malts in the finish. Palate is smooth but a bit bland in the finish. Meh.
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured dark amber, medium fairly lasting head. Notable bready aroma. Somewhat sweet. Very drinkable but unremarkable.
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"?
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Flying Saucer. Nothing to get excited about. Did have some malty aroma, but the taste was flat.
elelwarren (140) - SF Bay area, California, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rarely do American brewers devise ways to develop lager styles. Alog w/their pilz, this has got to be the best lager I have tasted from the U.S. Draught. Orange & plum aroma. Deep amber pour. Slight malty sweetness, with complex flavor patterns (apricot, almond, pie crust) & great hops balance. Really worth drinking more!
Wordsworth (138) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft pour at Backspin in Austin. Pours golden amber with a soapy white head that fades to a collar with webby lacing. Aroma is muted- malt, bread, not much more. Flavor is clean and refreshing, with some maltiness and a crisp finish. Light mouthfeel and mild palate. Enjoyable and easy to drink but isn't impressive.