jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Banana, clove, wheat and slight citrus. Awesome.
tectactoe (1050) - Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2013 Growler: thanks, Michael! Murky & translucent goldenrod with lighter yellow hints; super big & creamy white head, chunky and slow to settle to a ring. Aroma is sweet piles of cornbread, banana taffy, lots of wheat, clove, light mint, sweet Bazooka Joe bubblegum, a light bit of some spice, maybe cinnamon or nutmeg(?) & a touch of residual sugar. Touch of musty hops in the finish, too. Taste is so smooth; creamy body with cornbread, banana, clove, wheat, bright bubblegum... Such a nice flavor from the hefe yeast. Smooth, so easy to drink. Very light hop notes with a touch of bitterness mid-palate that fades into a sweet & wheaty finish. Some lemon zest & apple sweetness opens up with warmth. I get some nice vanilla notes, too. Bready, yeasty, & tasty. This is truly awesome stuff.
merc7186 (1656) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Banana, Bubble Gum, Mild Yeast, Mild Oranges
Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing
Taste: Banana, Bubble Gum, Oranges, Mild Yeast
Palate: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Lightly Sweet
craniumslows (1) - Georgetown, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great hay and cereal aromas with a hint of citrus. Its an unfiltered wheat so it’s cloudy but a beautiful golden color with a sturdy head. It fits the hefe style beautifully it’s refreshing and not too sweet. The carbonation is noticeable but not overwhelming. No bitterness or astringency at least not to me. Overall this is a great beer if it’s hot outside or you are just feeling hot.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a murky yellow with a thin white head.
Good lemon and bubblegum aroma with banana and faint hints of clove.
First taste is heavy in lemon with some bubblegum. Lots of good banana flavor throughout similar to the nose. Finishes crisp with light noble hop bitterness. Just a touch of clove.
Thin mouthfeel and good carbonation level. About right for the style.
Finally get to try this highly rated beer and it doesn’t disappoint. Subtle flavors are spot on. Banana and lemon are highly present and clove is low, just how I like my hefes. Oustandingly smooth. I could drink this all day.
locapour (6) - Austin, USA - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I featured this beer on an episode of Locapour: http://locapour.tv/austin/liveoakhefeweizen
The beer has an almost mystical quality about it. The color is fantastic and the taste is one of the most powerful clove and banana combos you’ll ever experience. There’s a reason it is consistently rated as one of the best beers brewed in Texas.
FriendOfBeer (62) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of honey and bananas. Taste is light citrus, honey, and banana. Very little carbonation, light bitterness. The after taste is malty and long lasting.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
Theydon_Bois (6461) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Ginger Man, Houston, 21/05/13.
Hazed pale yellow with a thin white head that retains well.
Nose is bananas, cloves, light spice, grass, toffee.
Taste comprises banoffee pie, spice, herbal notes, cloves.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dryish finish.
Solid enough hefe.
Nero55 (392) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma of light grapefruit with wheat notes. Light body with slight sweetness upfront with a light banana finish.
BMMillsy (1096) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poures at Old School in Austin. Hazy bright yellow with a small head. Wheaty, yeasty, lemony banana aroma. Crisp banana yeast with serious sweetness. Very flavorful hefe. Medium mouthfeel with heavy carbonation. Refreshin and very good brew.