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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The clean, dry lagers of Vienna provide inspiration for our Big Bark Amber Lager. European malted barley lends it a soft body with a depth of malty richness and aroma. Small additions of noble hops gently balance characteristics of the malt. Cold fermentation and conditioning assure a beer with a clean finish, showcasing the interplay of the malt and hops. A beer of fine malt character and subtle hop nuance, it is accessible, smooth, and satisfying.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Another good brew from live oak.Nice amber copper hue. Head dissipates into nothing quickly. Smells of bourbon, wet hay and vanilla. Also notes of caramel. Although it doesnt look or really smell like much this beer is very drinkable. Grat

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2004
I was not impressed with this beer. It had a metallic taste to it that threw everything else off. Not much flavor here for an amber beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Terminus (3669) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2004
tap at a bar in downtown Austin-well, after having their pilsner, this one falls very short. pretty boring for an amber-weak body with some spicy german hops. thin malts. not very solid

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Decent example of the style. These guys do some good work, but need to broaden their horizons.

1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
joet (2600) - Wilsonville, California, USA - AUG 29, 2003
Fruity, fruit sour, acetic acid, that blows out, it's real beer all right. Had at BB Rovers north Austin with a lunch of chicken salad and Doggie Style (the beer). It almost spoiled the afternoon. Not much bitterness besides some husky tannins. Sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (6623) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2003
My least favorite of the Live Oak orchard. I thought it was way too sweet for a good Vienna lager.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1478) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2002
To me this is their "middle of the road" brew. But at least they know how to drive in style. It is a tad too non- offensive, but I think that is te idea - to get a beer out there that will grab the crowd that doesnt go for an IPA. Nicely balanced with plenty of flavor and balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggie80 (818) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2003 Good head and lace, nice flavor, no after taste, no notable features. Really smooth going down and a great way to end the day!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2002
Should be renamed "Big Bore." An ordinary amber ale thats forgettable. Somewhat hopped.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2002
Very good beer I thought. Nice flavor but could have used a little more kick.


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