Silphium (3156) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Hell’s Kitchen, Norfolk, VA. Deep clear orange-brown body, thin clumping cream head. Corny nose, sweet, with brown sugar, candy corn, and hints of spice. Body of candy corn with sweet toasty notes and a grassy, bitter finish. Average.
tia (849) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Caramel with ivory head and decent lacing. Smells like sour dough and rye. Tastes a bit caramelly. Sweet and thick with a sweet finish.
RABinVA (1000) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at The Camel in Richmond. Pours brown/orange with an off-white head. Big malted caramel aroma. Taste is smooth, roasted malts wit ha nice sweet balance. A surprisingly amount of bitterness comes through. A nice surprise from Legend.
bytemesis (2427) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear deep amber with a very small off-white head that dissipates quickly with no lacing. Aroma is dominated by roasted malt and caramel. Flavor is also mildly sweet caramel roasted malt with notable grassy bitterness. Not bad, actually
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Virginia Trip – bottle 650 ml
Aroma straight standard aroma, malt side light hint of hop. No off hints. Clean.
Appearance poured amber gold with medium lighter top. Some lace shown. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied. malty mid with slight nutty accents. Good not great. Solid choice if having with wurst. 13-/20
HopTsing (400) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out of the bottle came a copper colored brew with a thick foamy head. Well balanced aroma of malt and hops. The taste was also welled balanced with a lingering bit of hop flavor.
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is grainy and malty with metallic hops. The appearance is deep amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma with a caramel quality. The palate is average for he style. Overall noting special but it is drinkable.
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear dark amber with a dissipating, bubbly light tan head. Aroma is of hops, floral notes, roasted malts, some citrus and a little caramel. Lots of roasted malts in the flavour, spices, smooth hops and some grain and wood notes. Very crisp, complex and smooth.
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bottle. Clear amber color with a thin tan head that does not last. Aroma is malty with some sweetness and caremel. Taste is slightly sweet with plenty of caramel. Finishes smooth. Creamy mouthfeel. I had to rerate this after finishing the bomber. Overall the malt profile seemed slightly cloying to me. I have had better Octoberfests from this brewery in the past.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with nice white head. Smell is vaguely of slightly sweet, caramelized malt, although there’s not too much there. The taste improves on the small, but only to a small extent. Still just a touch of sweetness with nothing really accompanying it. Good medium body supporting what is otherwise a fairly common beer. Drinkability is so-so; no glaring factors but nothing too fantastic either.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-18-2010