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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Off taps at brewery 8/22/08. Nice malty caramel nose. Clear amber orange with small white head. Carmelized malt dominated with touch of hop spicyness and some nuttiness. Medium body and full mouthfeel. Finish is moderately sweet. Good enough to order a second pitcher.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexanderj (3297) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Bottle; poured a brownish-amber with a good sized off white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts and flowers. Agree with golubj’s comment about the nuttiness; a lot of nuts in the finish. Up front there is some rather bland and light caramel flavor; some sweetness. I did enjoy the nuttiness, but overall found it about average for the style.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Bottle courtesy of alexanderj. Dark amber color, with a dense off-white head. Aroma of nutty malt, lightly roasted like a vienna, and some floral hops. Sort of bland flavor, with the nuttiness noticable in the aftertaste. Not my favorite version and not my favorite style.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2007
on tap-pours a dissipating light tan head and copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt, light/medium fruit. Taste is a bit heavy handed on the spices (from the hops?), sweet medium malt, light/medium fruit. OK carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (3958) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2007
WBF. Pours an orange with a medium head. The aroma is ok, not a whole lot going on. Sweet and malty on the nose and tongue. Not very complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours a pretty deep brown amber color. Head is pretty thick. Overall the beer is extremely sweet in both aroma and flavor. It ends up being a great desert beer that I find to be one of the best Fall seasonals I’ve had this year.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Pours a brownish orange. Pretty large head. Smell of malt. Taste a little caramel, malt, maybe some wood in there. Very balanced neutral finish.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jefcon (1357) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Red and amber in color. Nice fluffy head. Lavender and honey-scented. Cotton candy. Really light palate, barely any carbonation. Souring malts with an almost coffee, woodsy finish -- really dry and out of place on an amber lager. Not really very hoppy.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2007 Biggest disappointment from Legend, yet. Although I can’t complain too much, I got a free sample. Pours and appears nice... but is dead in the glass. Little to no aroma. Soft to flat, light sourness with some extremely unrefined nutty/woodiness. I have a hard time believing they are having QC problems two years in a row... I can see this being "drinkable" but doesn’t stand up to other Oktoberfests.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Bottle. Copper/orange color with creamy, long lating full head. Aroma is really nice-heavy caramel with bread and toffee notes. Malts really dominate the flavor. Smooth caramel maltiness is balanced nicely by the hops which are in the background but contribute just the right amount of flavor. Some bready and/or nutty flavors are present also. Medium to full bodied, creamy, very smooth and great tasting beer.


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