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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.


3.5
   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 (8560) - 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 (3318) - 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 (11083) - 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 (4025) - 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 (4644) - 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.


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