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Brown Ale - Legend Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

354 Ratings
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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 13
Gots: 24 | 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.

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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

03-06-2014 00:57:14 | More by fishguyac
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-03-2014 22:28:44 | More by Chucker17
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vfgccp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-01-2014 01:23:38 | More by vfgccp
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Will_Turner

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-27-2014 01:06:27 | More by Will_Turner
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sarahfrancesca

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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

Missouri

3.79/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours a dark brown with reddish hues; a thick 2-inch, tan head with lots of staying power. The smell is surprisingly hoppy and brisk. The taste is an interesting blend of the hops and malts; citrus-grapefruit, nutty, a little bitter after taste more in line with a mild IPA but still a very good on the palate. Dry and high carbonation mouthfeel. Overall: Although the taste, aroma, and mouthfeel don't track with most brown ales, this brew is very good and enjoyable.

02-25-2014 02:09:25 | More by Steamer
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PGVG

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

02-22-2014 23:12:23 | More by PGVG
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jaymo18

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-21-2014 23:39:46 | More by jaymo18
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.2/5  rDev -16%

Medium brown in color, Legend Brown Ale emits an aroma of sweet, lightly roasted, nutty malts. The body of the beer is a little hazy and there is a small amount of lacing.

This beer serves up flavors like caramel malt, toffee, nuts, a touch of dough, and bread. The overall flavor is more on the sweet side, but there is some balancing from the hops. The beer is medium in body and is generally drinkable and likeable.

Legend Brewing Brown Ale is a decent beer, but I don’t rank it among my favorite examples of the style. The reason is because the flavors don’t necessarily mesh together the way they should. The individual tastes are okay, but they don’t have much synergy, leaving the consumer with a less then pleasant experience.

A decent beer overall, but far from the best brown ale I have ever tried.

02-02-2014 06:01:57 | More by BryanCarey
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-31-2014 04:51:16 | More by ShepardCommander
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anzb

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

01-27-2014 23:32:40 | More by anzb
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mattcrill

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -8.7%

Aroma: Light caramel and maple syrup nose up front. Wheat bread crust character asserts as it warms. Light earthy and cedar like hop notes. Clean fermentation character.

Appearance: Deep shoe leather brown with ruby edging. Low one finger off-white head that retains well. Beer appears still in the glass.

Flavor: Light caramel flavors up front with low honey notes. More wheat crust character with earthy hop bitterness to provide a counterpoint. Finish is clean and dry. Balance is nearly even but slightly leaning toward the malt profile.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with high, prickly carbonation. No heat, astringency, or creaminess.

Overall impression: A solid American Brown Ale. It seemed to bitter to be an English Brown even though that's where it's slotted here. I'd try it again but in general, browns don't get me too excited.

01-26-2014 21:08:52 | More by mattcrill
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Amerikon

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-25-2014 04:30:04 | More by Amerikon
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Headgoober

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-24-2014 01:16:58 | More by Headgoober
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.41/5  rDev -10.5%

Clear, deep brown with a reddish hue topped by a thin beige cap. Good head retention, some lacing. Not much other than grapefruit citrus in the aroma, perhaps a bit of malt and brown sugar. Moderate bitterness, citrus dominates the flavour, fainter notes of dark malts, nuts, and brown sugar. Medium/light bodied with moderate carbonation, a bit dry. Decent overall, particularly if you like a lot of citrus in your brown ales.

01-03-2014 13:29:17 | More by DrJay
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-24-2013 23:45:16 | More by bigred89
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Capitals82

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-23-2013 18:27:10 | More by Capitals82
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obywan59

Virginia

3.81/5  rDev 0%

Pours a translucent brown to orangish brown with a ond finger light tan head that rapidly recedes leaving a bit of nice lacing.

The aroma is fruity with caramel and nutty malts. Light coffee.

Faintly sweet malts with a bit of caramel. Nutty. Light bitterness in the end.

Medium full in body with a prickle of light carbonation, but otherwise smooth and lightly creamy. Slightly warming.

Pretty decent brew. Nothing amazing, but it's satisfying and refreshing. I would try it again.

12-17-2013 04:28:05 | More by obywan59
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rtrasr

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

12-15-2013 04:28:23 | More by rtrasr
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

12-15-2013 04:24:59 | More by 21Maestro8
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-15-2013 03:30:31 | More by BillRoth
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jlivings757

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

12-13-2013 00:55:01 | More by jlivings757
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GNH3

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-03-2013 19:07:55 | More by GNH3
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Lee_Hancock

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

12-01-2013 19:31:40 | More by Lee_Hancock
Brown Ale from Legend Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.