Thursday, September 11, 2008

Legend Oktoberfest

I brought home another locally brewed Oktoberfest beer yesterday to enjoy with dinner. This time it was the Oktoberfest from Richmond's Legend Brewery. Legend Oktoberfest pours a deep, reddish-copper color. An easy pour creates a thick, creamy, beige, and very long-lasting head. The aroma is mild and malty, with faint caramel notes. The flavor consists mainly of the expected, slightly sweet malt. There are also hints of caramel and a light roastiness. Some hop bitterness is also detectable. The mouthfeel is smooth with little noticeable carbonation. The finish is clean and slightly bitter with a short lived sweet malt aftertaste.

We enjoyed the Oktoberfest with a somewhat decadent 4-meat pizza topped with sausage, bacon, pepperoni, and canadian bacon. The slight roasted flavor and bitterness of the beer matched the meat flavors well and the clean finish allowed the food flavors to be enjoyed. I found the Legend Oktoberfest to be an easy drinking and enjoyable beer. I have another bottle of this beer in the refrigerator and look forward to opening it soon. To compare this one to the Blue & Gray Oktoberfest we had recently, I found the Blue & Gray beer to have a bolder flavor profile, which I personally preferred. Of course, your mileage (and tastes) may vary.


  1. Ok, I gotta ask, where did you get that glass?

  2. The glass came from They were specially engraved for my 50th birthday party and have become my favorite general purpose beer glasses.

  3. I agree the B&G was bigger. But I thought too big for the style. Very good...just too much. Have you tried their Borman's Belgian? Not too bad but I get a weird astringency in the aftertaste.

  4. Yea, perhaps a little big for the "style" but more enjoyable to my tastes.

    I haven't had the Borman's this year. I did have some last year.


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