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RATINGS: 89   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.


3.6
   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 (3336) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2008
medium brown with mild head. mild nose. well balanced yet subtle flavors of crystal malt with a nice hop balance. the balance makes this beer very enjoyable, one of the better legend brews i have had

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Bomber. Crystal clear amber with a thick tan head that lasts to the bottom of the glass. Scads of carbonation bubbles. Very earthy nose, caramel and light toffee, mildly spicy. Flavor is spicy bread, caramel and mild toffee, earthy bitter. Medium bodied, drippy lace. The earthy bitterness hangs in the finish. Good stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9001) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2009 22 oz. bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Reddish amber pour with a medium head and low head retention. Malty aroma with notes of caramel and candy apples. Slightly bitter grainy taste with green apple and grassy notes. Medium body.

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 (3339) - Branson, Missouri, 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 (11227) - 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.


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