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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our new winter seasonal, Primus (pronounced, "pre moose"), is a dark, rich German-style Weizen beer (beer made with wheat malt) fermented with a very particular strain of brewers’ yeast that gives this beer it’s unique spicy and fruity character. The unfiltered beer has the characteristic clove and banana flavors familiar to HefeWeizen drinkers but with a darker and richer roasty malt character that is typical of some German-style Bock beers. Available November - January

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4.2
jfriedrich (19) - USA - JAN 26, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2018 Mild sweetness, nice malt with biscuit notes. Some raisin and brown sugar but not heavy.

2.4
dlihcsnatas (838) - Temple, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2018
Got it in the CAN. Really dark amber/brown with fast fading head and lots of crud floating about in it. Smells like prunes and banana. Drinking it is sticky sweet fruit syrup again with prune and banana standing out. Overly sweet for me and just not finding it that enjoyable. While not a drain poor I still don't think I will be getting this one again.

3.3
Maverick34 (3410) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2017
Canned. Pours a deep brown with white head. Clove, banananas, malt and some yeastiness. A bit cloyng.

4.2
achtungpv (289) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2017
Hazy rich brown color with a nice head. Bit reminiscent of a brown ale but without the disgusting sweetness. Toasted malts and caramel dominate.

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sjohnny (693) - - NOV 17, 2017
Clove, banana, dough, grass. Pours caramel root beer brown. Super cloudy. Thick foamy light tan head. Slowly fades to about an eighth inch layer of foam. Spice! Tons of it. Clove. Woody. A hint of earth. Medium bodied. Thick on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
Abalargh (1) - Kyle, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2017 does not count
Great beer for a great price. Live Oak has outdone themselves here. Nose is typical of a wheat bock. Malt, wheat, lemon and orange peels, hints of vanilla/caramel. Pours with a weak head (my only negative critique) with sharp bubbles that have an unpleasant aroma/taste. Once they settle, the lingering head is creamy and thin. Leaves a bit to be desired as far as “creaminess” is concerned on a beer of this weight and gravity. Appearance is mostly opaque given the burnt caramel color and heavy cloudiness. In fact, the cloudiness and color leave the drinker who may be trying to hold the beer up to light realizing that the greater distance light has to travel through the beer, the darker it looks. The taste and mouthfeel are by far the champions of this beer. Mouthfeel is medium/heavy in body, with soft carbonation that help keep this dark, rich, malty brew from lifting off the palate. It lingers for minutes (and that’s a good thing). The flavor profile is clove, fall spice, citrus (primarily toasted orange peel), vanilla, banana, bread yeast, and a hint of roasted barley. Hops are hard to distinguish. They may lend to the citrus and slight bitterness of the finishing palate. Finish is long and lingering. Mouth remains coated in silky after-flavors for minutes.

3.8
tapefuzz (976) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2017 Growler from trade. Pours mahogany brown with a moderate, foamy beige head. Aroma is wheat, brown sugar, banana, and some fruit. Taste is wheat, banana, brown sugar, bubblegum, caramel, berries, very light pepper, and yeast. Drying, clove finish. Full-medium body. Prickly carbonation; moderate enough to avoid being distracting or unpleasant. Slick, lightly creamy mouthfeel.

3.8
Goodgrief (2082) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 25, 2016
On tap at Live Oak Biergarten. Ruby brown pour with nice head. Brown sugar aroma. Bubblegum and banana, brown sugar and wheat yeast. Chewy. Slightly hoppy at the back end. Good one.

3.8
Jow (4214) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Little flip top from blutt59 thanks mate. Dark pour small head. Nose is bUbblegum, banana and dark fruit. Tastes of banana, bubblegum, caramel, plums, berry, wheat, honey, cloves some pepper. Sweet finish creamy slick palate. Nice.

3.9
kevinator (2889) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2015
Nice aroma of wheat and dark malts with some spice. Nice fluid and rich dark color. Subtle palate and bold flavors of roasted malt, wheat and a slight bitterness.


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