Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Bottle. Copper/orange color with creamy, long lating full head. Aroma is really nice-heavy caramel with bread and toffee notes. Malts really dominate the flavor. Smooth caramel maltiness is balanced nicely by the hops which are in the background but contribute just the right amount of flavor. Some bready and/or nutty flavors are present also. Medium to full bodied, creamy, very smooth and great tasting beer. obguthr (6344) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Bouquet of cherry, apple, hops, and subdued malt. Red amber color, clear, with a relatively thick tan head. Tastes of wood and berries, a bit of barley. Excellent hop finish. Everything goes together very well. Awesome! Aurelius (5332) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Medium dark rusty brown with a pinky glow. Sweetish, metal malt aroma which is a little thick. Lively sweetness, esteric, not very true to style. Low bittering, low CO2 retention. Finish is sweet on the lips and nutty. 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. 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!
OldMrCrow (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Fresh bomber from Numenor - Thanks.
PorterPounder (7961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2006
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.
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 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. 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 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.