Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Addison Flying Saucer.
The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is very nice. I get quite a bit of toffee, but I also get some bread and a little bit of grape. The flavor is more of the same, with a lot of toffee and bready malt as well as a little bit of pine and grass from the hops. I also get a little bit of grape in the flavor as well. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5481) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) pours amber with nice lasting head and lacing. Nose is sweet malt and crisp hops. Taste is very crisp, sweet malts mix well with the low amount of hops. This is like a nicer Boston Lager. Palette has a slightly odd bitter linger but still good. Enjoyable and refreshing.
PorterPounder (5344) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had on tap at the Ginger Man in Austin, Tx. No apparent aroma, medium copper color with a thin light off white head. Has a little bit of brief nuttiness, butnot much else going on here. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Compared to others I have had from Live Oak - it appears that they just phoned this one in.
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint at Ginger Man in Austin. A mid brown pour with a short but creamy head. It left nice lacing. A malty nose translated to the flavor. A bit of fruit and I tasted rye grains. Nice.
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber pour with a ring of froth. spicy malts on the nose but quite easy on the palate with a very interesting hop taste.
Aurelius (4034) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Buttery, diacetyl, a bit like a bohemian pilsener in that respect. Grainy, astringent and a little fruity. Disntinctly pruney at times, woody at others. Some straw. Nicely bittered, great with food, bronze and clear. Cherry biscuit finish. I really liked this a lot -- didn’t know what style it was, but I would have guessed that it was alt. Live Oak is a new fave brewer.
travita (3845) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Fort Worth. Copper in color with a decent off white head. Smell is malts, some hops, and a little roastiness. Good balance in the feel and taste. Taste is malty and some fruits.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Flying Saucer - Houston on 07/27/08. Very clear amber body with a small creamy head. Toasty and bready aroma. Toasty flavor with some caramel and pale malt. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Cavie (3748) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2011 Pretty amber pour. Nice flavor but it still maintained the metallic aftertaste typical of microbrews.3.6
RE-RATE 1/19/11 Tap at the Addison Saucer. Pours a clear, amber orange color with a very small head. Aroma is dry and grainy with some light caramel Malts. Flavor is dry, with a earthy, leafy flavor. Some sweet malts kick through near the end but finishes with a dry bitterness that isn’t too welcoming. Great till the finish.
Nuffield (3658) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2006 Amber color, rich head. Low aroma, even given that I had this at a bar--it was much more difficult to get something from it than other beers I had this evening. Slightly malty caramel, twinge of English bitter, metallic though not in excess (but still present), extremely quick finish bare fruitiness. Somewhat oily, tingling carbonation. Not a beer I would return to, but then you rarely expect to with an "amber". (on tap, Flying Saucer, Addison, TX)