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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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4.1
Andrew196 (1859) - Katy, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2002
Excellent beer! A bit weak, but the flavor is excellent.

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SudsMcDuff (8388) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 13, 2009
Had on tap @ the Flying Saucer, right before i was abducted .. . has a nice sweetness .. some honey in the mouth.. . good head, lacing is B+ .. . what a load of fun .. . live oak do good ..

4
Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 1, 2014
From a tap at the market.The pour is a clear amber with a minimum white head. A Thick caramel malt taste.Great amberm

3.9
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!

3.9
fly (1486) - 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 doesn’t go for an IPA. Nicely balanced with plenty of flavor and balance.

3.9
Aurelius (5294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2005
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.

3.9
kevinator (2176) - 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.

3.8
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 doesn’t look or really smell like much this beer is very drinkable. Grat

3.8
mmmbeer (1418) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Pint glass at Opal Devine’s- very little head, aroma of malt, perfect amber color in appearance. Hits the mouth with a medium body, a note of sweetness to start, hops on the middle and finish, which is mildly bitter and frank. A beer that made me crave a smoke while I drank it, which is very hard to do! Bottle and sell it damn it!

3.8
Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2013
On draft at The Flying Saucer in San Antonio, TX. The beer is amber hued with a half inch of head. Aromas of lager yeast, light fruity character, a touch of bread / grain. Fresh, really smooth on the palate and well balanced. Easy to drink and enjoy. Refreshing on a warm summer day. I sat outside and alternated between this and Live Oak Hefe, both tasty brews. Definitely above average for the style. I normally don’t enjoy amber lagers this much. I would definitely have this again.


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