Leg Hound | Core Brewing & Distilling Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
Arkansas, United States
corebeer.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by russpowell on 10-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
38
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
17.03%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by Ed_from_Ohio:
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3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of sandy_gaara
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of fs_native
4.53/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SirHopsHoppington
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
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

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Photo of cecollier
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pawn1257
4.98/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great oktoberfest!

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Photo of BrewAskew
2.98/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

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Photo of CRJMellor
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Hayscotty
4.7/5  rDev +29.1%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of infinitebruner
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBucks
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerman123
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of _grant_
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of c-rum
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Skillet
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rtrasr
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of Tone
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 2/3 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of pale malt, sweet malt, slight citrus hops, hint of nuts, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of a Marzen / Oktoberfest. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of yeast, slight pale malt, slight citrus hops, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of Kahlerbock
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of gruss004
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of doowhat
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WKrieger
2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

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