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Hefeweizen - Legend Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.02%


Brewed by:
Legend Brewing Co. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hopsaplenty on 07-04-2005)
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Reviews by manleyphoto:
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manleyphoto

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

The recent unseasonably warm weather that blanketed Hampton Roads has sent me in search of a beer that enhances the good will of spring. I found that in spades. I'm not the world's biggest wheat beer fan, and they are almost never my first choice but when looking for a slice of spring, a cool hefeweizen is hard to beat.


I found Legend's Hefeweizen on a whim, and I'm lucky I did. It fit the premature dose of warm weather nicely. This beer is a lovely golden yellow and is unfiltered so carries with it a slight hazy turbidity. The aroma is loaded with bananas. Crazy banana, in fact, and also has a touch of peppery clove. German-style hefeweizen's which means literally wheat beer with yeast; (weizen=wheat, hefe=yeast,) often have a tropical fruit character, produced by the warmer fermentation temperatures, and rich ale yeast used to produce the drink. No spices or fruit are added, and I would recommend that they be drank the same way. Keep your lemon off my glass.


Legend's Hefeweizen has a light body and a nice malty sweetness, accented by a thirst quenching citrus acidity that helps this to be an easy drinking beer.
This is Legend's summer seasonal so what's around now is the last remaining until they produce it again

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2008 17:38:00 | More by manleyphoto
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jlivings757

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -53.7%

12-13-2013 00:57:02 | More by jlivings757
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janna890

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14%

08-12-2013 21:35:16 | More by janna890
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-09-2013 05:30:25 | More by Mattyb79
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.76/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

First had: on tap at Legend

Cloudy golden pour with a small white head. Light aroma of wheat and banana esters. Tame, standard version of the style, toasted grains, notes of banana and clove, bubblegum, tiny herbal hop notes, slightly metallic finish. Light body, thin, drinkability detracted by general flavorlessness. Nothing really memorable here.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2013 02:15:18 | More by Rifugium
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dancheatham

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-08-2013 23:00:55 | More by dancheatham
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mrterdferguson


4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-17-2012 03:04:42 | More by mrterdferguson
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DimWit


4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-17-2012 14:36:45 | More by DimWit
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crwrunner

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-18-2012 12:14:54 | More by crwrunner
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SlaughteredWolf

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-29-2012 00:41:57 | More by SlaughteredWolf
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oberon

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A day to drink quaffable style beers as I started around 1:00PM and the fireworks have not even started.Poured into a weizen glass a clouded light peach color with a decent sized rocky white head atop.Alot of banana and toasted malt in the nose,light lemon lingers.Flavors are banana-clove heavy with light toasted what malt underneath,I like the heavier creamy feel to the beer.It's a good warmer weather beer,very good for today.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 23:09:25 | More by oberon
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Flowyn82

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-25-2012 17:36:12 | More by Flowyn82
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beerfish68

Ohio

3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer is not bad, but not very German like. More like blue moon. It is a filtered beer and a bit thin for my taste. It does not give a good mouthfeel. It has almost no head and no lacing on the glass. The taste is decent with a reasonable amount of clove and the smell is okay. As typical of American hefeweizen, it does not match up to the German ones.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2012 00:52:41 | More by beerfish68
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-21-2012 00:24:05 | More by jfcaa193
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monarchs20

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-14-2011 18:56:11 | More by monarchs20
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mralphabet

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured a light golden orange color, good and cloudy. One fingers worth of soapy white head that settles to a nice ring. Good lacing from start to finish.

S: Banana and clove right up front, with a touch of orange peel.

T: Follows the smell... More banana than most hefs I've had of late... mid palette is very yeasty and spicy with a touch a citrus. Finish is smooth and mild..

M: Mouthfeel is pretty light, but the smoothness of the brew makes this a little on the creamy side.. Good mix.

D: Very drinkable brew.... Good ABV and taste would make this a pretty good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 04:29:42 | More by mralphabet
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy, lazy orangy-gold. a massive plume of dense white has reasonable retention and some nice lacing.

S: black pepper, a serious clove, and nutmeg. some kind of wheat and munichy mix. floral in the finish.

T: the nutmeg and clove are prominent on the palate. a grainy wheatiness comes on to cloy onto the palate after the spice. a nip of alcohol.

M: a big time wheat body with an effervescent like carbonation.

D: great example of a german hefe from central va. very enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2011 01:44:27 | More by Jimmys
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy (unfiltered), orange-peach color, with about nice finger or so head. I poured... waited...swirled... then poured the rest, getting a massive amount of suds from the bottom. Nice!

S: Strong, fresh, smell of coriander, banana and clove. Phenol and esthers and then some!

T: Very muted, soft, and yeasty on the spice content. Fruity and bubblegum-like, with a tinge of candy sugar.

M: Not watery in any way, but still understated nevertheless. The carbonation was prickly, yet not too high, and the lacing was moderate... at best.

O: I've become somewhat of a fan of Legend. You can call me a homer if you want, but in my limited experience with them, I have yet to taste a bad brew from them.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 18:55:17 | More by Chaney
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a white wine glass (that's all that was available) at The Cheese Shop in Williamsburg.

A: 3.5
S: 4.5
T: 4.0
M: 4.0
D: 4.5

Hazed yellow with a brown tint from the yeast. Diddn't get much head, but improper glassware will do that to ya. Nose is jam packed with clove. A good bit of banana and yeast as well. Taste is clove and banana again, but not as strong as the nose. Still quite tasty though. Medium body. Good carbonation and a good creaminess - super smooth. A very solid hefe.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 23:15:45 | More by DavoleBomb
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice slightly hazy golden coloured body with a very large white head. Tons of bubbles rise from the bottom - and a very nice unfiltered look to this one! Aroma of fresh wheat, yeast, lemons, bananas, coriander seed and some spice. Medium-bodied; Spicey flavour up front with some good wheat and yeast characteristics following soon behind. Aftertaste shows more of the wheat, some coriander seed and a very pleasant banana sweetness. Overall, a good beer - a nice wheat to have in the summertime and one to definitely sample if you can find it in or around Virginia.

Serving type: on-tap

02-04-2011 16:25:33 | More by CuriousMonk
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a weizen glass. Color is a really cloudy yellow color with a nice white head. The nose rally brings out a lot of classic hefeweizen character with some nice banana, clove, and bubblegum. The taste isn't quite as yeast-forward and has a bit of wheat. Nice creamy light body on a beer that drinks quite well.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 04:25:30 | More by Thorpe429
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billab914

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish shaped glass. It poured a very hazy, pale straw color with a nice thick pillowy white head filling the top inch of the glass. Nice head retention and lacing on the glass as I drank it as well.

The aroma has the classic clove like yeasty spiciness to it with a little banana coming through. A bit of sweet, bready, wheat flavor comes through as well.

The taste shows a lot of the wheat character to it with a nice refreshing citrus zest to it. The banana and clove play more of a supporting background role in this one. So many American versions in this style it's the opposite and the clove spice seems to dominate. I really appreciated this one in that respect.

The mouthfeel is light and the carbonation is a little above moderate. Drinkability is very good, it's great tasting and an excellent version of the style. The citrus zest and the wheat made it a very refreshing beer overall. I really liked how the clove spice seemed to be relatively mild in it overall.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 22:24:42 | More by billab914
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DirtHelmet

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I visited Germany for the first time in May. I fell in love with the unfiltered goodness of Hefeweizen. It seems that every restaurant in Weisbaden brewed their own variation. After my return to the states, the search ensued for an American Brewery who could replicate the glorious beer I drank in the Fatherland. After a few "yeah, that was a good beer...but not quite it," I bought a 22 ounce bottle of Legend's Hefeweizen. I live in Richmond, VA, so I am very proud to say this local company nailed it.

From the appearance, smell, and taste, to it's smoothness, it was exactly what I was searching for. I've since bought many a six pack, and have yet to be let down. If you're looking for the real deal, this is the closest I've tasted this side of the Atlantic.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 04:00:30 | More by DirtHelmet
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deereless

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: There is a thin layer of yeast visible on the bottom of the bottle, medium straw in color, thick bubbled head that dissipates quickly leaving a ring around the edge of the glass - 3.00, S: Very typical nose for a hefeweizen though somewhat mild - noticeable banana and clove as well as a chalky yeast aroma, there is also a good deal of what reminds me of lemon frosting which provides a subtle sweetness - 3.50, T: Flavor has a degree of tartness and with a dry grain bite, mildly sweet and with a solid dose of citrus - lemon to be more specific, a decent flavor profile - 3.75, M: Medium bodied and with the slightest bit of grittiness - 4.00, D: Entirely drinkable beer, good representation of the style - 4.00

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2010 21:27:13 | More by deereless
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droomyster

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a super hazy dark gold/light amber with one finger of white foam with decent retention and lacing. Sweet wheaty aromas, with yeasty notes, a bit of bananas, and a distant whiff of spices. The taste is quite balanced between a gently sweet wheatiness and a light lemon peel hop. The simple, straightforward flavors are enhanced by a nice, medium body that softly tingles before slowly smoothing out. Well made, not objectionable in the least. A solid choice.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 06:44:07 | More by droomyster
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