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Legado De Yuste - Grupo Cruzcampo SA

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BA SCORE
72
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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 17.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grupo Cruzcampo SA visit their website
Spain

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AlexLMS on 01-26-2008

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2.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

330 ml. bottle. Amber colour, off white head that fades soon, leaving a minimal lace. Smells of damp earth, some faint notes of caramel and fruits. Too much carbonation for a light body. Taste of caramel, with some spices and herbs. A big company trying to say they make good beer. Just a normal one, and not much to do with a real abeey beer.

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2.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The liquid is clear, the beer is obviously filtered. The colour is copper (22 EBC), the off-white two finger head sinks rather quickly down to a thin lid without any lacing.

The smell is quite bitter, it is a clean almost chemical bitterness. Some earthy frowsy notes of yeast (autolysed?). Exotic fruits, yeasty-spicy notes. Hints of leather. It is like an odd mix of an old lager and a Belgian ale.

The taste got some Belgian yeast notes, clean bitter notes and a fruity sweetness (apricots, bananas, pineapples, blue grapes). Passing chemical alcohol flavours. Some toffee. The body is surprisingly light. The aftertaste got warming alcohol, yeasty flavours of earth and Christmas spices and a dry note of green bananas. The finish is short with some fruit toffee flavours.

The carbonation is mild, the small long-lived bubbles tickles the tongue. The liquid is light with some creaminess.

Considering the ABV, this beer is very light. The taste is better than the smell, though.

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2.59/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from 33 cl bottle into a goblet. The label says it is an Abbey Beer in the Flanders tradition.

A - Medium copper color and very clear. Head is off-white, fluffy and thick. The head is fairly persistent and leaves good lacing.

S - If this is an ale it is the most lager-like ale I've ever smelled. It smells like a Vienna lager to me, not a Belgian ale. Bready malt, noble hops, some dark fruit, faint brown sugar and a bit of sulfur-tinged yeast. It is a good smelling lager, but way off the mark as a supposed Belgian Abbey style.

T - Taste is of bright noble hops and bready malt. Some brown sugar and maybe a hint of plum. No yeast notes. Like the aroma, all the elements are appealing and clean, but not right for the style.

M - Thin body. Fizzy carbonation with a slightly harsh carbonic bite. No alcohol noted. Low to moderate hops bitterness.

O - This is a well-made beer that does a lot of thing right in a generic way, but should not be called an Abbey Ale. As a Vienna lager or even a German Bock I would give it respectable ratings. I appreciate the effort by the brewer in a nation where beer is almost all a fizzy, watery, yellow afterthought to wine, but it needs some truth in advertising.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Suggested by our server at Duduá Palacio Restaurante in Madrid.

A= deep amber-brown, fair white head, some rimming and lacing.

S= not bold but nice, some dark fruits, rusty malts.

T= liquor, slightly chewy malts, distinct Belgian yeast flavor, adequate hops.

M= mostly clean but a slight bitterness residual.

O= fairly decent darker Belgian style clone, at least compared to many US micro & craft Belgians (but of course nowhere near the quality of Ommegang offerings!). The server was proud that it was indeed a "Spanish beer."

Daniellobo (reviewer below) states that the brewer actually calls this a Vienna style lager, and it may well be. But before I read or heard the Belgian hype it impressed me as a modest Belgian Dubel, or at least seemed to have Belgian yeast flavor.

Distributed by Heineken Espana btw.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served onto the Yuste chalice and poured very violently getting not that much of a head, that dissipated very fast and left no lace. The body is a bit murky copper which is quite nice for the style and saves the appearance
A smell of a bit roasted malt and nothing much, average at its most.
A weird taste, metallic and comes from a bottle, you do not get many of the roasted malts that went on in the smell. It also has a strange mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation.
Not a well rounded beer; and I doubt Charles V enjoyed this beer if he had the chance.

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Legado De Yuste from Grupo Cruzcampo SA
72 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.