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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2007
This one pours a deep dark mahogany. The nose comes across a little earthy and the head stays around at about a quarter inch. This is better than it was last year. It is bigger, sweeter and a little fresher. It almost has a powdered sugar sweetness that ends pretty fast, but all around a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Multiple bottles sampled over a period of about 2 months. Pours copper/red with a tan active head. Smells of roses, sugar, oranges, metallic, nutty and breaddy. Tastes lightly tangy with some cherry like sourness and not much else to speak of. I don’t know if this is a house character for their beers or a QC issue, but this is the third bottle of the oktoberfest I’ve tried so I’m assuming this is a known issue and my rating will stand. Total drainpour!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
OldMrCrow (2212) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Fresh bomber from Numenor - Thanks.

Pours an attractive deep orange brown with a vast tan head; the aroma is surprisingly orange-heavy, not as in strong hop resins so much as in a fruit accent. The flavor, unfortunately, is foul. It’s vegetal and surprisingly sour; this is an infected bottle. Some caramel flavors in a malt, a slight bite of Saaz on the finish, some metal, but the rank off-flavors from the infection just ruin it for me.

I was really looking forward to trying this one, but after being so disappointed I read through the other ratings and I notice that a considerable fraction of the 38 ratings thus far mention possible infection or nasty sourness consistant with such. I think the brewery may have a quality control issue here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6529) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Whole Foods, Alexandria, Va. - 22 oz bomber. Dark copper pour with a tight khaki colored head that leavfes a good trial of lace. Strong aroma of caramel and vanilla. Very sweet flavor of ripening vegetables, caramel and a bit of baked brown bread. Very full bodied Oktoberfest. Mouthfeel is pleasantly thick and somewhat creamy. Best of the three Legend bombers I picked up

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prometheus (160) - Bamberg, Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2006
Reddish color, smooth to drink. Caramel flavor which makes it sweet. All in all, a very nice Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2006
20 oz bomber. Dark copper color, with a thick off white head. Aroma and taste of malts, I didnot taste any hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2006
On tap at the Green Leafe. Translucent dark amber color....small off-white head. Nice malty aroma..caramel malts, light hops..great taste, sweet caramel/toffee notes...great hop edge...finishing with a good hop bitterness. Medium bodied...tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2006
From a 22 oz. brown bomber bottle with "FRESH BEER - KEEP COOL" on the right side of label, fall ’06 release. Poured a clear reddish orange hued amber with a foamy off-white/pale tan head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing, very minimal amount of sticking. Aromas of toasted grain, sweet caramelized malts, a light fruitiness and floral hops. Good carbonation for an Oktoberfest and a malty crisp, dryish, smooth light bodied mouthfeel. The body, more accurately, has a light-medium feel. Pleasant and a nice Oktoberfest taste, light toasted grains, sweet caramelized malts, a subtle fruity breadiness, spicy, honey-like hops, a bit of herbalness as well, a flash of alcohol, and a dry grainy and malty finish. Good, easy, very quaffable drinkability. A tasty and balanced Oktoberfest, I have feeling this best when it’s very fresh, in September and October, well worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2006 Very nice dark golden body with a good creamy ivory head. Nice aroma, honey, apple, wheat. Tast of pumpkin, nutmeg, oats with light hops. Sweet ending with some light spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Draft at the Shockoe Craft Beer Festival in Richmond, 8/26/06: Rich sweet malt on a reddish amber brew; bit of a bitter kick. Excellent to the style.

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