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Brown Ale - Legend Brewing Co.

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86
very good

344 Ratings
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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 13
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Legend Brewing Co. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our most popular beer, Legend's is a full bodied version of a British Brown Ale. Expect a rich, malt-forward brew with a beautiful mahogany tone. Generous amounts of specialty malts bring flavors of sweet caramel, toasted nuts, coffee, and molasses, all perfectly balanced by a steady but cautious hop dryness. Fruity undertones provided by our house yeast strain bring the final flavor element to round out this world class ale.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-04-2001)
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djeucalyptus

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

big thanks to funkybottoms for sending this one my way!

pours a rich dark roasted chestnut brown... very dark with a off-white two-finger foamy meringue-like head that fades relatively quickly and leaves good bits of lace.

aroma is great. roasted malts, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, molasses and turbinado sugar.

taste is roasty with a strong, intense, almost boozy malt backbone. then a rush of fresh, potent herbal and grassy hops, followed by a clean, sweet caramel nutty malt finish.

mouth is good, although slightly high on the carbonation for the style. moderate body, and after the carbonation bubbles away, it becomes pretty decent with a pleasant lingering clean bitterness.

all in all, I'm definitely impressed. I'm not a big brown fan, but this one has enough malt carachter and a touch of hops that it really works while keeping things interesting. I'd drink this by the growler if it were local!

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 20:44:53 | More by djeucalyptus
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JayQue

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is served all over Tidewater Virginia in restaurants. I have had it on tap, 12 oz bottles and 22 oz bottles and have never gotten around to reviewing it. I bought a 12 oz bottle at Total Wine, Chesapeake for the express purpose of a review.

Pours a mahogany brown color with plenty of red light shining through. Medium size antique white/very light tan head with average retention. Some lacing on the glass.

Smell is roasted malt and a little chocolate. Fairly mild.

Tastes pretty good. Malt forward with roasted malt and a little chocolate. There is some mild balancing hops. Overall a fairly mild but tasty beer.

Mouthfeel is crisp, maybe a little on the light side but goes well with food. A little potent for a session beer at 6.00% but the alcohol is not noticeable.

Nothing outstanding but I am always happy to see it on a menu.

Serving type: bottle

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Brown Ale from Legend Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.