Dallas has few diversions other than eating, drinking and shopping.....and shopping does not interest us.
So we spend our time hopping from restaurant to restaurant and to every pub that we can find in search of the perfect meal and the perfect beer.

We randomly review restaurants and bars, dishes and beers at whim and give our brutally honest opinions of our findings. And while we concentrate on Dallas, we travel far and wide to sample cuisine from all regions of the country and beyond.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Beer Review - Live Oak Hefeweizen

Live Oak Brewing Company Hefeweizen - 5.2% ABV
Let's do something different, let's try this one together, shall we?

Look at that color, beautiful isn't it?  A lovely glowing golden yellow.  A bit cloudy but that is what we expected, right?  It smells like a hefeweizen all right with the subtle aroma of the bananas and cloves coming through and a bit of citrus as well.
Take a sip and hold it in your mouth ... don't swallow yet.  What do you taste?  NOTHING!  The only sensation I get is the prickling of the carbonation on my tongue.  Now swallow.  Damn, there is the flavor I expected from the first.  Nicely citrus, bananas, malts and a hint of sweetness.  Very strange.  I am going to suggest to the Live Oak people that they rename this one Hefeweizen Light.  And I don't mean that in an insulting manner because it really is a very good beer .... light and refreshing, it is just not a full flavored hefeweizen.  I think that they would be able to sell a lot more of it to the rotund masses that delude themselves into thinking that they are imbibing something healthy just because it has the word 'light' in it.  Buy and enjoy but don't be surprised by the lack of flavor, it is a Texas beer after all.

Live Oak Brewing Company
3301-B East 5th Street
Austin, TX 78702-4909

1 comment:

  1. That's pretty much what I thought of this Weizen... it's not bad, but it's nothing special. I am such a huge fan of their Amber that I had high hopes for this one but... nope. You can check out some more details on my thoughts at Barley Buddy if you're interested!