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Brown Ale - Legend Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

341 Ratings
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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 132
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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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

1.56/5  rDev -58.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

First had: on tap at Legend

Clear, medium brown pour with a small white head that fizzled out pretty quickly, leaving a few spots of lacing on the glass. Very little in the nose, toasted cereal grains, and not much else. Buttery off-flavors, caramel malt sweetness, grainy, phenolic fruitiness, and a tiny hop bitterness coming through. Thin body, not very drinkable. I'm not a big fan of brown ales to begin with, but this one was just flat-out poorly made.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2013 02:14:14 | More by Rifugium
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DuffDaddy

Florida

1.75/5  rDev -53.9%

07-25-2014 19:23:09 | More by DuffDaddy
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ascags

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -47.4%

03-24-2013 03:34:58 | More by ascags
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odualum13

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

11-07-2012 00:42:31 | More by odualum13
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VeganUndead

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

10-04-2012 20:11:36 | More by VeganUndead
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Jknapp72

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

07-10-2014 16:05:52 | More by Jknapp72
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pentathlete

Virginia

2.68/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer was a dissapointment for me. Ordered it with a sandwich. In the low lighting it appeared a true brown color with no head or lacing on the pint glass. Smell was barely perceptible with some maltiness showing up. Taste starts out like a typical brown ale then the aftertaste ruins it for me. In an effort to be bitter it merely comes across annoying like a kid trying to get a attention by acting up rather than just saying "excuse me." I found the aftertaste distracting and it discounted any hope I had for this beer. Mouthfeel was about right, not quite full, but coating the palate up front. I left about a third of this in the glass.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2005 10:10:37 | More by pentathlete
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seanbren


2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

03-29-2012 13:52:23 | More by seanbren
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PGVG

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

02-22-2014 23:12:23 | More by PGVG
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lupercmda

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

01-27-2013 03:37:14 | More by lupercmda
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rderedin

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

05-05-2013 02:10:31 | More by rderedin
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ONUMello

Ohio

2.95/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Chesnut brown color with a solid 1+ finger head
S: Toasted grain; not much else going on
T: Again some toasted grain and nuttiness.
M: A bit thin, light bodied but smooth.
O: Not bad but at the same time fairly meh.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 05:13:28 | More by ONUMello
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avisong

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.1%

04-14-2012 10:57:16 | More by avisong
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bespin15

Washington

3/5  rDev -21.1%

06-11-2012 00:52:02 | More by bespin15
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.1%

03-09-2014 00:10:01 | More by Karibourgeois
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.1%

08-12-2013 13:42:21 | More by ygtbsm94
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sarahfrancesca

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.1%

02-25-2014 02:16:36 | More by sarahfrancesca
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -21.1%

06-01-2014 17:40:20 | More by KevMo84
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -21.1%

04-03-2014 02:17:01 | More by OriolesFan1008
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SilentNature

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.1%

06-06-2013 23:25:56 | More by SilentNature
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cheapswiller

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-08-2011 01:22:09 | More by cheapswiller
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thejuno

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-11-2011 17:48:07 | More by thejuno
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atrocity

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.1%

04-29-2014 17:50:20 | More by atrocity
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Filthyfloor

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.1%

04-23-2014 04:00:33 | More by Filthyfloor
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KajII

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Dimpled mug]

The pour was a clear medium brown with a large (2-3 finger) foamy head that was mostly diminishing and had fair lacing.

The aroma was light of roasted cereal malts and a lightly sweet leathery yeast with hints of milk chocolate, coffee and a touch of molasses.

The taste was mildly sweet with just a hint of chocolate and a pinch of molasses from the onset and finished with a slightly bitter chocolate-coffee flavor that lasted an average amount of time after the swallow.

Mouthfeel was somewhere between light and medium in body and a bit watery in texture with a mild carbonation.

Overall a mild tasting and well balanced Brown Ale that possessed an excellent drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 00:46:16 | More by KajII
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Brown Ale from Legend Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.