Leg Hound - Core Brewing & Distilling Co.

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20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Core Brewing & Distilling Co. visit their website
Arkansas, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: russpowell on 10-01-2013

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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 6
Reviews by Ed_from_Ohio:
Photo of Ed_from_Ohio
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance--dark copper, surprisingly so for a lager.
Smell--good balance of roast malt, with a sharp sourness to balance.
Taste--Nice, richer than expected for a lager with dry finish.
MF--full, crisp at the end.
Overall--Not bad for a lager, but a little heavier than what I'd expect.

More User Reviews:
Photo of russpowell
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent copper/auburn with a thumb of cream colored head. Stellar head retention & lacing, good looking brew!

S: Breadyness & toastyness, but in modest amounts

T: Biscuitty malt, faint leafy & herbal hops, much toastyness up front. Dryness, herbal hoppyness, pear & apricot notes as this warms. Finishes dry, toasty with leafy hops, & pears

MF: Medium bodied, slightly sharp carbonation, nicely balanced. Carbonation mellows out over time

So easy to drink, a nice Marzen, I would love see this on draft

Photo of EagleTalon
2.98/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours out to a generous head that lasts and a hazy deep copper color. Aroma is strange, smells of toasted malt and sauerkraut (???). Flavor is toasty, dry for the style and has a nice soft, easy noble hop bitterness to balance it all out...but it has a sour twang that sort of confirms what I detected in the nose. Mouthfeel is light-medium and just about right. in summary this is a beer that hits many of the style points, is drinkable, but I suspect there is a bacterial infection causing the off characteristics.

I will re-review this beer on tap or in a later bottled batch as soon as I have a chance. I bet this bottle is not representative of the product at large.

Stay tuned.

Photo of infinitebruner
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

February 15, 2015

12 oz can, nonic pint

A – Medium amber and leaning toward copper, and very clear. An inch-plus of frothy, off-white foam, with medium-low retention.

S – Very malty up front, with biscuit, very light caramel, and a touch of toast. Hops are herbal, a little bit spicy, moderate in strength.

T – Again, very malt forward, biscuit and graham cracker, some grainy sweetness. Hops are mostly herbal, slightly woodsy, medium presence. Pretty clean, maybe a touch of fruitiness but very minor.

M – Moderate to slightly high carbonation, and medium-bodied. Sweet with a touch of biter, juicy all the way through.

O – Really a very solid, flavorful lager, finds a place between the Americanized and traditional versions of Marzen/Oktoberest. A good go-to beer in place of a mass-market lager.

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another $5 six pack! Yeehaw.

Appearance : Very nice off white head, super fluffy, yielding great flecks of lacing on the sides of the pilsner glass. The head stands about 1 finger tall. The body is a burnt orange color, very festive and fall-like. Mostly transparent.

Aroma : Wet earth mixed with dead fall leaves, some slightly burnt malts and toasted grains, and a faint spiced hop clarity. I don't know what these guys do with their hop but it always seems to smell clean and fresh.

Taste : Yeah, it's good...it's just hard to describe. Fairly two dimensional at first, with some earthy amber malts, then a rush of water, some clove, and finally ending with a quick snap of spicy hop and twig. The finish is the best however, it lingers around on a roasted note. Something's sorely lacking here yet I can't point it out.

Mouthfeel : Buzzing carbonation, a creamy feel, light bodied all the way down. Ends watery and faintly crisp.

Overall : I was hoping this one lived up to their Behemoth. Not so. I think I'll skip this sixer next time.

Photo of Curtw
4.39/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't normally like local craft beer. I want to, but they rarely pan out as good as they look. Leg hound is the exception for me. I don't know how to describe this variety except that it is smooth and addictive. Short on bitter, long on drinkability. To boot, the Core taproom is styled to attract me as a regular. Try this one if you get the chance.

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Leg Hound from Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
84 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.