SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
On tap at The Ginger Man in Dallas. Pours a clear amber with off-white head. Aroma of spice, light nut, a bit of caramel malt. Flavor is much the same. Mouth feel is light-medium body with high carbonation. Overall, a very enjoyable beer! troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2010
[Tap] Pours a light brown color with a quickly receding white head. Aroma of caramel and some earth. Toffee in the taste, with toasted hazelnut, caramel and sweet breads. Average mouthfeel and palate. Well balanced. There are no big surprises here, but this is still another well made beer from Live Oak. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2011
On tap at Black Sheep. Light brown pour with a white head. Aroma is light, floral, maybe some nuts, grain. Taste is a little citrus, nice bitterness, and pretty nutty. austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
Should be renamed "Big Bore." An ordinary amber ale that's forgettable. Somewhat hopped. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a clear amber color with off-white head. Caramel malt and roasted malt on the nose; follows onto the palate.
ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Light coppery colored pour. Very mild taste. Sligt artificial grape, some molasses, little bit of packing peanuts, and burnt toast. Nose is weak pasted smells. Highly quaffable. kevinator (2704) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Impressed. Malty and nutty aroma. Beautiful clear, almost metallic copper color with a white head. Even to the point that my wife commented on how pretty it was and she doesn’t give a crap about beer. Good crisp and clean palate with nice carbonation. Pleasant flavors for a style I don’t particularly gravitate toward. Clean grainy malts with a woody or nutty essence. Very well balanced. joet (2662) - Wilsonville, Oregon, 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. Jeppe (2634) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Draught at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, Houston, Texas.lb4lb (2632) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Fine head, clear light amber body. Sweet brown sugary aroma. Sweet caramelly and brown sugary flavor. OK, but ordinary.
Draft at Billy’s in Austin. Light Amber in color, with light to medium carbonation and small to medium white head. Smell is of caramel sweetness, intense juicy dried apricots, slight maltiness. Taste is similar with a mild bitterness as well. Medium finish and a good beer overall. My favorite Live Oak beer.