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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Legend Oktoberfest lager is our most popular seasonal. This brew is red-orange in color, malty but well balanced with noble type hops. It has 5.4% alcohol by volume and is lagered (aged) to create a smooth drinkability. It is most similar in style to a Vienna lager or a Marzen beer. Judicious use of caramelized malt gives this brew a smooth sweetness and deep orange color. It is hopped with American Tettnang, German Hallertau and Czech Saaz.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2011
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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2011
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2010
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 !!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2010
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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1268) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2010
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.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2010
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2010
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3168) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2009
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2008
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.


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