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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle at London gathering, November 2005. Gift from The_Beer_God (thanks Mike) that had languished, forgotten about, at the back of my "cellar" for a while. As others have remarked, it was real gusher on opening. However, although I’m sure it wasn’t intended, I rather liked the sour notes that may have come from the suspected infection. It must be something about me as, a while ago, I forgave an infected bottle from the Shardlow brewery in England because it ended up tasting like a gueuze. So I noted this beer as interesting, rather than unpleasant. There were some hops peeking through the net curtains of sourness. I guess this may have a good ration of sweet malt in its intended form as I picked up a distinct sweet & sour undertone.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
Bottle. tasted similiar to the pale ale, but this was maltier. Slightly infected character, with touches of berry fruit sourness. Infected, but in a wierd way, it made it quite interesting, otherwise, not so good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2005
Bottle @ London Gatherying, Nov 05. Toffee and malt flavours with light fruitiness not ihden by the nasty sour aspect. Av rating given

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
Bottled at the Chris_O Beer, Cheese and Curry powwow. A hazy copper coloured beer with a big rocky head. Gushed on opening. The aroma is malty and a little smoky. The taste is sweet and malty but there’s a different alcohol feel to German O’Fests. Below average.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
Bottle at London Gathering Nov 2005. Copper colour with sediment in suspension, beige lasting head. Exploded on opening. Bit nasty on nose. OK in mouth with yeasty funkiness on end. Have given default score as not sure it was supposed to be like this. Original score of 1.4

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2005 Bottle at Chris’. Gusher, went all over the floor on opening. Sour, almost like a bad Belgian. Horrible. Infected? (1.5)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2005
For the style, although not my favorite, this one nails it. I am continuing to be impressed with this brewery, and here it is just down the road from me. Full amber malt flavor without being to sweet. Just enough hops to balance without advertising their presence- excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
Bottle: Poured a light brown color lager with a nice big white bubbly head with minimal retention. Aroma of crisp hops with some sweet malt. Taste is dominated at first with sweet caramel malt and finish with a medium bitterness. Very nice and refreshing from a style that I don’t seem to drink much of.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2005
A beautiful amber color. Very malty witha great amoutn of flavoring and aromatic hops. A really excellent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Draft, Baja Bean, Staunton VA. Medium amber color with off white head. Clean, antiseptic nose of light malt and faintly bitter hops. Flavor is a nice slightly sweet malt with a good bit of hop bitterness in the middle and finish. Slightly chewy yeastiness, medium bodied, and quite refreshing. A nice active Oktoberfest.


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