cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Boutip (4286) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A beautiful amber color. Very malty witha great amoutn of flavoring and aromatic hops. A really excellent beer.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitly a good drinkable beer. Nice sweet malts with caramel flavors and a bit of spice. Just a nice well rounded flavor. One of those beers you appriciate becuase it has a good overall flavor, just nothing too outstanding.
hurleymanvw (101) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice color, amber with decent head. Nice malty taste with a good compliment of hops. Very smooth and sweet. Nice over all beer.
zathrus13 (1661) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color, with a large, white/tan head. Aromas are toffee, caramel, candy ans sweet malt. Flavor is not as sweet as you would expect, actually, there’s a sour note to it. Tastes includesa bit of spice, malt, and caramel.
jgb9348 (4282) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber/copper coloured body with a crimson hue and a thinnish light tan coloured head that lasts long. Aroma of mushrooms, caramel, toffee, raisins and must-wierd, but nice. Light to Medium-bodied; Spicey hops hit up front with a good malty backbone and a suble spice and a good toffee flavour that lasts for a long time. Aftertaste shows the bittering hops and some of the lighter spices. Overall, a nice beer to try, definitely better than some other marzens and beers from Legend. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased today, 31-December-2004 at Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful clear reddish amber with a monstrous beige head. Aroma is very malty with a hint of sourness. Taste is perfectly sweet with notes of caramel, roasted malt, brown sugar, pilsnery hops and that trademark Legend sour tinge which works quite well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Has much more body than other Oktoberfests I’ve had. Has an unreal silky smoothness to it, very nice. Great lacing and head retention. This brewery is very underrated IMO. Great stuff.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich malty nose. Clear burnt orange color with a nice slightly off-white head. Crisp caramel apple flavor with a touch of tangy-ness. Mouthfeel is a little bit sticky, but the aftertaste is nicely bitter. Overall, a very enjoyable beer.