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 (5012) - , 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
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewed in the USA !!! Courtesy of the Capt..Thanks Mark. Pours amber in color with a thin off white head. Aroma of malts and caramel. Taste is malty with some caramel, bread and nuts. Mouthfeel is medium in body and finishes with a pleasant sweetness. Overall this is a very good Oktoberfest !!
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark-copper, with an aroma of malts and spices (almost pumpkinish?). But I liked it! Tastes of malts, spices, and very smooth hops! Overall, just creamy and balanced. I am officially a fan of this beer!
Foxbush (1268) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have been tasting Octoberfest beers this fall. Legends a local brewery does an excellent job. The deep amber color is clear and my favorite beer color. Not much of a head. The lager could use more carbonation. The head is small and disappears. The sweet lager is very smooth at first and last taste. It could use more hops or spices. This beer format allows you to experiment more. This is quality lager but not special.
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a nice and sweet octoberfest. I had the pleasure of having the first one of the season at the bar i was in and it was fresh. Enjoyable.
boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber, redish color with a nice off-white head that persists but does not lace very well. clear. The aroma is sweet caramelwith a faint background note of earthy hops. Mostly malt but somehow balanced. This is a smooth, creamy beer with a medium texture. Sweet in the finish with a hint of earthy hops.When tasting, the caramel sweetness dominates with some small hopiness in the finish A malty celebration as it were. I like this beer. Is it an Oktoberfest, I’d probably say no but who am I to say.
Elwood (3168) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle.
Appearance: Very deep, clear amber color with a small, light tan head.
Aroma: Caramel, cotton candy, and a little nuttiness in the nose. Not what I would say is the traditional aroma for an Oktoberfest, but not bad.
Flavor: Very malty with notes of caramel, candy sugar, and some breadiness. A bit of a bitter alcohol note in the background. Not bad.
Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and a medium, malty finish.
Overall: A fairly solid Oktoberfest and worth a try.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the Brewpub-Dark mahogany color w/a slight tan head. Sweet malt aroma. Flavors of caramel, toffee, bread dough, & roasted malt. Pretty basic, but pretty good. Very drinkable, sesson brew. Long, sweet finish.