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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2011
22 oz. bottle. Clear amber color with a thin tan head that does not last. Aroma is malty with some sweetness and caremel. Taste is slightly sweet with plenty of caramel. Finishes smooth. Creamy mouthfeel. I had to rerate this after finishing the bomber. Overall the malt profile seemed slightly cloying to me. I have had better Octoberfests from this brewery in the past.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nasmith003 (225) - Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Light malt/bready aroma. Minimal head orange/copper color. Medium malt flavor with a pervading sweetness. Hops are present throughout and are well balanced against the malt. Medium body and texture with light carbonation. Fairly clean finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquors. Toffee brown body with thin, white head. Nose is sweet, marshmellows, malts. Taste is butterscotch, and hops and fruit notes. Sweet in the finish. Not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (2170) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Aromas of clay, toast, cocoa. Clear, deep orange-red, the head is off-white, small but mostly lasting. Malty, grapey, some milk chocolate, light earthy hops, very nicely balanced. Medium bodied, very clean, very smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (2179) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle. Smells of toasted bread and caramel malts. Taste is nutty caramel. Toast. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HippieFee (335) - - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle - Real nice amber brown color. Malty flavor but no sweetness to it. No real hops bit either but not uncommon for this style of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Very dark amber copper pour with small faint ring of clearish head. Not as agressively hopped as the bluemountain, and not as vegetal either. Sweet caramel malty nose and flavor. Hint of marshmallows and candicorns in the background. Toffee. Ever so slight noble hop bitterness on the finish. Pretty decent american attempt at the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: The body has a deep copper color with a light haze. It’s head is creamy long lasting and makes some nice lacing on the glass. Smell: The aroma has a sweet toasted bread character with some dried leafy hops. Taste / Palate: It has a mild malty sweetness with a dark bready character through out. I also get some mild cooed vegetable notes in the background. The finish has very mild hop bitterness and dry leafy flavor notes. The carbonation and palate smooth and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (3014) - New York, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottled. Pours a nice transparent brown, off white head. Caramel malts Some mild hops to finish. A pretty decent marzen, tilted more to the dark side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (576) - Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2014
12oz bottle pours a transparent copper amber with some creamy, slightly off white head. Smells very malty, cracker, grist. Flavor is malty, but good. Creamy finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (803) - - AUG 22, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2014 On draft. Strong flavors of caramel and spice, without being overpoweringly sweet. A little bit of toast or cracker as well. Finishes dry, very dry. Best of the style I’ve had in the region, maybe up there with Victory, Great Lakes and the slightly unusual Urban Chestnut version-ish as the best American take on the style I’ve had.

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