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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A Deep orange-red in color. Medium body. Distinctive & complex maltiness, moderate hop bitterness. Smooth, clean, with a depth of malt character. ABV 5.2% IBUís 24 SRM 11.2


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle courtesy of durhambeer. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, fruit, some hints of molasses. Tastes of pepper, spice, some hints of caramel and a nice dry wildflower/citrus taste as the beer warms.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6016) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2003
On tap as guest beer at Legends in Richmond VA: Copper hue with a small frothy off-white head and fair lace. Vice nice aroma with hints of cookie dough, roasted malt, hazelnut, a touch of caramel, plum and orange fruits, and some spice. Sweet and lighty bitter taste initally with some fruitiness as well. The finish was crisp and bitter. Light to medium-bodied with a clean and lively mouthfeel. Very nice version of a fest beer. I enjoyed this one a lot, a break form the same old Octoberfest offerings.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2003
Wow. Deep amber with an excellent toffee head. Nice caramel-malt aroma followed closely by a superbly authentic caramel (but subtle) malt beer. Well-done O-fest style beer. Don't know what the other raters tried...this is excellent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
egajdzis (5305) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Poured a hazy orange copper color with a small off white head and very light lacing on the glass. Sweet and malty, nutty aroma. Taste also was sweet malt, more caramel and nuts, and light carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle. Reddish-orange pour. Small white head. Nose is malty and yeasty with some berry notes. Fair amount of fruit in the nose. Taste is also fruity and malty. Light spicy hops, berries, caramel and sweet malts. Yeast notes present themselves here too. Iíve started thinking that Weeping Radish beers are a lot like Legend, in the sense that they may have their own "house flavor" due to the yeast they use. It may be off-putting to some. Body is light-medium with very soft carbonation. Sort of slick and easy drinking. Ends with more malts, berry flavors and yeast with some caramel. Different but tasty!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Suttree (5130) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2003
Dark copper, kahki head. Bready, yeasty aroma. Nice and full bodied. Salty, veggie (califlower?) flavor. decent finish, but the veggie flavor dominates. can't recommend.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2002
What is a Festbier anyway? It is certainly not an Octoberfest nor a Marzen or Vienna Style, Itís just a Lager, nothing really special about it. Nice malty aroma with a slight bitter dryness too it. Not as smooth as some other good lagers.

2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
jgb9348 (4707) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Colour is a very rich amber with a thick light tan head. Large malt aroma with some hints of spice lingering in the background. Thin bodied, almost like water with almost no taste. Some malt is evident later on in the taste, but almost no hops are present. Not even close to the style on this one, and a big disapointment. From the colour and the smell I figured I'd at least be able to drink this beer...but this is pretty bad! I got this twelve ounce bottle at Total Wine in Manassas, Virginia, but I'd suggest you not to do the same.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 2, 2005
12 oz bottle. Clear amber-copper, frother moderately stable head...lightly spiced corn-sweet nose is fairly vapid...bit of floral character and a touch of woodiness in the caramel-laden, light and effervescent body...dull but drinkable, doesnít seem close to a Vienna to me.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
emacgee (4009) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2009 Got this in a bottle just to do a rerate. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a thin fizzy head. The nose is fruity, rotten, infected almost for sure. Flavor is infected. This beer is infected.


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