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Brown Ale - Legend Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

366 Ratings
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 13
Gots: 27 | 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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Photo of Rifugium
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.

Rifugium, May 25, 2013
Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

buckyp, May 16, 2013
Photo of djre4orm
4/5  rDev +5.3%

djre4orm, May 16, 2013
Photo of BeastLU
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

BeastLU, May 13, 2013
Photo of JSouth
4/5  rDev +5.3%

JSouth, May 12, 2013
Photo of rderedin
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

rderedin, May 05, 2013
Photo of Shatter
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Shatter, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of marley2112
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

marley2112, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of wac9
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
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

wac9, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of sdsimkins
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

sdsimkins, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of ThirstyHrothgar
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ThirstyHrothgar, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of ascags
2/5  rDev -47.4%

ascags, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of dweeuu
5/5  rDev +31.6%

dweeuu, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of newcastlefreak
4/5  rDev +5.3%

newcastlefreak, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of themantis13
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

themantis13, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of rmargeson
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

rmargeson, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of MrMegaton
4.74/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter directly from a 12 oz. bottle.

A - Off white one finger head, decent lacing, and a beautiful reddish-mohogany hue.

S - Aroma of a predominately toffee note, light on the hop but a good sweet malt.

T - Probably one of my most visited beers. I almost always keep this on hand. Definitely my favorite beer of their line and well deserved. Sweet malt with toffee and caramel notes, finishes clean not bitter, very slightly earthy.

M - Very balanced, again finishes very clean.

Overall: One of my favorites. As a devout fan of Brown Ales this almost always is my first choice. Everyone has one brew that they cannot simply pass up. This one happens to be mine.

Happy brewing.

MrMegaton, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of davemathews68
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

davemathews68, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of cw577enfield
4/5  rDev +5.3%

cw577enfield, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of dancheatham
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

dancheatham, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of mp19
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

mp19, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of TennisOldTimer
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

TennisOldTimer, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, a bit nutty. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, a bit of nuts, just a touch of caramel. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

tone77, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Rhettroactive, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of rorjets
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

rorjets, Feb 10, 2013
Brown Ale from Legend Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.