AWoj7789 (8) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hay, dry herbs, leafy hop aromas, pale golden coloring, airy white head, lightly bitter, light body, mild hop character throughout, remnants of that trademark Czech ’funk’ presumably from the yeast (appropriate and welcome for a pilsner), light sweetness, smooth, dry finish. a solid - if unspectacular - bid at a style that is too often blown out of proportion by many American breweries.
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint on tap. Gold color, not quite clear, rocky head. Light aroma for the style. Intensely floral for a pilsener, nice herbal notes, complex for the style. Decent mounthfeel for the style, definitely not light, but not too heavy. Lots of aftertaste as well. Solid pilsener.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
gold, pillows white head. citrus, bread,earth. light body, slick feel. nice in the heat
Headbanger (2739) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz draft 4/14/10 (Opal Divine’s-Austin)-Pours a slight hazy golden. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste of hops, citrus, and dryness. This was a nice ligh bodied pilsner.
3fourths (7526) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 draft. filtered clear light gold wih a small white head and no retention. vitamin / chalk aroma and flavor layered on top of slightly-sweet pale malt with touches of burnt corn kernels. medium body, fuller than your typical American-made lager, but still too fizzy and rough as the carbonation explodes across the palate. medium german-like hop bitterness is lightly pungent and musty with distinct sulfur / egg shell notes.
respectable but a bit too rough and chalky.
Scrapersnbeer (1252) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Grassy hop and cracker malt aromas. The first beer I tried on arrival in Austin. Usual yellow, perhaps a little darker than some pils. Maybe 35 BUs, but also too sweet for my taste. Refreshing enough, while heavier and drier than expected.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A huge thanks to my good buddy Curtis for sending me this growler. Shared with some hooligans last weekend.
The beer is light orange, with 1/2" head and lasting retention. The aroma is really nice, bringing a healthy dose of pils malt. The flavor is malt forward, and lacks the Noble hop presence of a beer like Prima Pils. I actually prefer less of a hop presence / finish in a pilsener. The carbonation level is spot on. The growler packaging job was superb, and this was fresh tasting and full of zesty carbonation. The finish was quite dry, which I rather liked. Overall, a solid example of the style. I am very glad to have tried this, and I would certainly enjoy having it again.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 05-27-2011
kevinator (558) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It was OK but not the best this brewery has to offer. It had a very faint aroma and a light golden color with medium head. It left good lacing. The taste had a very slight lemony presence. The hops bitterness comes later mixed with some sweet malt flavors. A good beer for a style I am not particularly drawn to. There is a slight malty aftertaste that lingers too long that reminds me of macro-beer.
rougeau13 (1769) - Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with a frothy white head. Aroma of pilsener malt, grass and citrus. Taste is crisp light malt and slight bitterness. Light bodied, crisp, and refreshing. This is really light, but really good considering that. Again Live Oak takes a pretty standard style and does it well.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2013 Sampled at the Hay Merchant, Houston TX; April 2012
The beer arrives with a clear gold color. It is topped by a frothy, half-finger thick, pale off white colored head that leaves some faint lacing on the sides of my glass as I work my way through. The aroma is herbal, grassy, and has a touch citrus character to it. It is quite dry smelling, with a cracker like maltiness; this has a really nice malt expression to it though this is fairly light and I like the smooth, integrated hop character that is here as well.
As the beer first hits my palate, it is crisp, with a bite of hop bitterness, a lean pale malt character, and is overall quite cool and refreshing. The bitterness has an herbal edge to it, and is definitely a showcase for a clean, noble hop laden spiciness and herbal character. A cracker like malt / grain character lingers on the palate with the hop bitterness, the latter dominates finish just enough that you really want to take another sip.
This is quite easy drinking, before I know it the beer is gone; this is an awesome Pilsener that I would love to drink a lot of. It might even be better than HefeWeizen from the same brewery, though I would need to be in right mood to consume this beer (though I don’t see that of being much of an issue).