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Brown Ale - Legend Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

330 Ratings
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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 13
Gots: 20 | 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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nofunyons

Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is my steady. I always have on hand. The best English style brown ale in the world.

From Legend Brewing Co.;

"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. 5.8% Alc. By Vol."

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 01:17:49 | More by nofunyons
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

07-14-2013 18:04:41 | More by pathman
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-08-2013 01:06:39 | More by redfox405
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Rau71

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-01-2013 03:10:49 | More by Rau71
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Rdc67

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-23-2013 01:24:06 | More by Rdc67
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mjh0527

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

06-22-2013 23:49:12 | More by mjh0527
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vtn

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5%

06-17-2013 00:08:12 | More by vtn
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-12-2013 20:45:29 | More by JMUbrewz
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gleemonger

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

06-12-2013 20:36:54 | More by gleemonger
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Jimbo4430

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

06-08-2013 23:18:26 | More by Jimbo4430
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Once again, my local, in-person trader, tone77, has come through with an interesting beer for me to try. I tend to eschew beers not in CANs or other than AIPAs so he keeps me honest and in the game. Well done!

An aggro pour resulted in a brief finger of light-tan head with limited retention. Color was a mahogany brown with NE-quality clarity. Nose gave off notes of milk chocolate, nuts, caramel and toffee. Whee! Mouthfeel was unexpectedly effervescent with a very nutty flavor on the tongue. This was turning out much better than I had expected. Finish was semi-dry with the nuttiness being offset by a butterscotch-caramel-toffee flavor. For not being my cuppa tea, this was quite a nice beer. It just reinforces my need to diversify whenever possible.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 16:47:03 | More by woodychandler
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-07-2013 03:14:19 | More by UltimateLivewire
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SilentNature

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.3%

06-06-2013 23:25:56 | More by SilentNature
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george42

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-25-2013 21:04:34 | More by george42
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

1.56/5  rDev -59.1%
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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buckyp

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-16-2013 21:48:31 | More by buckyp
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

05-16-2013 20:48:45 | More by djre4orm
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

05-13-2013 16:38:52 | More by BeastLU
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JSouth

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

05-12-2013 17:41:53 | More by JSouth
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rderedin

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-14-2013 00:28:20 | More by Shatter
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marley2112

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-13-2013 02:23:15 | More by marley2112
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wac9

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

wow just wow my mother in law pick this up in virgina dam she can pick good beers out. just a great tasting beer a very sexy brown ale in a glass, brown , very little head smells boozy but its not and the taste is wonderful find this beer and bring it home just wonderful

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 01:40:00 | More by wac9
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sdsimkins

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-01-2013 13:50:53 | More by sdsimkins
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ThirstyHrothgar

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-25-2013 00:14:02 | More by ThirstyHrothgar
Brown Ale from Legend Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.