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Leg Hound - Core Brewing & Distilling Co.

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Leg Hound
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19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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: 19 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
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 SirHopsHoppington
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 CRJMellor
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Hayscotty
4.7/5  rDev +27%

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 beerman123
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of _grant_
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of imkohld
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Leg Hound from Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
84 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.