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Beer Reviews, Specialty Brews

Review: Legend Brewing Company – Oktoberfest

Legend's OktoberfestI’m just gonna say it – Legend’s Oktoberfest has been my all-time favorite Oktoberfest of the season (St. George came in a close second!) It’s big and bold with loads of flavor – really enjoyable. Makes me think about eating brats and busting out the Lederhosen.

The beer is a deep amber color with HUGE head on the pour and settles into a nice layer of fluff.

The aroma brings to mind toasted malt with subtle spices. The flavor is very powerful and earthy – really toasted with no bitterness at all. The toastiness lingers and leaves a residual warmth. It has a really nice mouthfeel coating the inside of the mouth.

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Beer Reviews, Lagers, Specialty Brews

Let the Fest Begin!

I can’t help myself, I get very excited about all things fall – and as a consequence, start drinking Oktoberfests as soon as they appear.  So I was happy to see Ayinger Oktoberfest on the draft list at my local uber-beer garden.  While Ayinger isn’t one of the original Fests from 1810, it’s still regarded as a classic.  It all started well, as it was a beautiful copper fest-color, with an even head.  But when I started drinking it, I was a bit disappointed. 

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