Beeradvocate.com: Top 10 Hefeweizen list

I’m tickled pink to see this but am not surprised. I’ve been enjoying LO Hefe for years (in more recent years, only on trips as Live Oak only sells beer in kegs to bars — most of the time I drank this beer on the patio at the Dog and Duck Pub), and must say it is a glorious mouthfull of flavor. Here’s my own review of the beer that is published on Beeradvocate.com…

overall: 4.65
appearance: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5

Hands down this is my favorite Heffeweizen. I’ve drank it for years (since the late 90’s when I lived in Austin), but on this visit I thought I would give it an attempt an unbiased review.

Pint served with a slice of lemon (which really makes this beer shine)

Bright heffeweizen color (golden yellowish color, but brighter than say Boulevard’s Heffeweizen). I really liked the color if this beer but on the negative there was almost no head.

The flavor is complex and satisfying. Some citrus notes (probably some of this is from the lemon) with faint banana notes (in the past, the banana notes were stronger I think). The wheat malt also definitely stands out. Also there are some faint spices (think a toned down version of the cloves of Aventinus)

The aroma is fantastic. It definitely grabs you from first whiff. Mouthfeel is good with a fair bit of natural carbonation.

An excellent beer for summer drinking.

[ serving type: on-tap ]