Oktoberfest | Legend Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Legend Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Fall

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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 10-01-2003

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Ratings: 138 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of token_23223
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jimpyle48
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from bottle

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Photo of 88caprice
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overall: OK, but definite not one of my favorite Oktoberfests.

Look: Very clear, orange/amber color. Big-bubble head like alkaseltzer that dissipated quickly to bubbleless. Barely any lacing.
Smell: Unlike any Oktoberfest I've smelled. Some expected tang, but more on the sweet apple cider vinegar side. A faint aroma of buttered popcorn JellyBellys. Not much else.
Taste: Bready, sweet, very slightly sour, with a butter-flavoring-like taste. What is that?
Mouthfeel: Edging toward syrupy, but not quite there. Somewhat dead.

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Photo of obywan59
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nearly crystal clear and dark amber to red in color 1 1 1/2 finger head dissipates quickly leaving a ring around the glass that leaves nice lacing that quickly slides back down the glass.

Rich toasted malt aroma like molasses pancakes.

Taste of sweet toasted malt with caramel and just a hint of bitterness.

A bit over medium bodied with a light syrupy feel. Moderate persistent carbonation seems like it wants to be fizzy. A bit drying.

Not really what I'd call a sipper, but not an easy drinker either. It's kind of in between, but I like it. Nothing overly complex, but it's well done. Everything meshes together. It's well balanced. The taste and aroma both grew on me, and I really like the feel.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaddDogg84
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
2.95/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is a review of a 12oz bottle. I don't see a date code anywhere.

Appearance: The body is a dark bronze color with hints of orange and brown. It has decent clarity and is only slightly hazy. The minimal white head shortly fades out to a featureless surface. No retention or lacing.

Aroma: There is a light buttered toffee aroma and nothing else.

Taste: The beer has a light caramel flavor with just a touch of bread flavor. No hop presence at all. There is just a bit of char at the end. The flavors are pretty faded though.

Mouthfeel: I wouldn't call the mouthfeel thick but it isn't quite clean either. It has just enough texture that you take notice of it; a bit of a chalky texture.

Overall: I really wouldn't call it a bad beer but it is at the point where it waffles between average and below average. It just isn't a quality beer. It is just very lackluster and there isn't much to say about it. It isn't a beer I would drink again or recommend.

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Photo of Nolynylon
4.31/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Barleycorn
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwood06
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

A - Frothy to slightly creamy head that is off white in color and tall with a moderately hard pour. Head dissipates somewhat quickly to a thin layer but more than lacing. Beer is clear and fluorescent amber in color. Moderate carbonation is visible (tiny bubbles, bubbles rise moderately paced). 4/5

S - Beautifully sweet caramel malt is backed up by a grassy hop note along with a bit of toasted white bread, biscuit, and Grape-Nut-O's cereal. 3.75/5

T - Caramel and a rich maltiness are the two notes that first jump out to touch my palate. Following the malt there is a bit of buttered wheat bread. There is a light fruitiness present, somewhat reminiscent of nectarines, but it is not overly powerful (more of a side note). At the end there is a rather noticeable grassy hop profile with a slight lingering bitterness but also a slight lingering sweetness as well. 4/5

M - Light carbonation burn up front transitions to a smooth creaminess and then to a slightly dry finish. Medium bodied and coats the tongue to linger in the mouth. 4/5

O - True to style Oktoberfest that is not overly heavy or light and is not overly sweet or bitter. Balance is well executed. Focus is definitely on the malt, which an Oktoberfest should be. 4/5

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Photo of Boone757
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vwbus7
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of julielynndubee
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grover37
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A touch too sweet yet pretty watery. Heavy caramel dominates with a lingering biscuit note. Definitely not my favorite version of the style.

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Photo of generallee
3.09/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: The body has a deep copper color with a light haze. It’s head is creamy long lasting and makes some nice lacing on the glass. Smell: The aroma has a sweet toasted bread character with some dried leafy hops. Taste / Palate: It has a mild malty sweetness with a dark bready character through out. I also get some mild cooed vegetable notes in the background. The finish has very mild hop bitterness and dry leafy flavor notes. The carbonation and palate smooth and creamy.

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Photo of Csikic93
3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robebo44
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of gopens44
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ThreeEcho7
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of lillitnn92
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Bierleichen
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of ranger7
2.56/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of Drenz001
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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