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Brown Ale - Legend Brewing Co.

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86
very good

329 Ratings
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Ratings: 329
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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FenwaySquid

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 1 pt 6 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Amber in color, beer poured with a generous head that retained at first, then gradually faded into a lace.

Aroma: Rather malty.

Taste: Sweet; also a little nutty. A hint of caramel malt perhaps. I never did detect any hops in the taste, but here I think that's a good thing.

Overall: This is an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2005 23:38:18 | More by FenwaySquid
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Mosstrooper

California

4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into 330ml Corsendonk tulip glass.

Appearance: Very dark (almost black) brownish/amber color with a huge tanned head that dissipates slowly and leaves behind both large and small spots of lace.

Smell: White grapes and caramel malt with a slight biscuity character and just a touch of grassiness.

Taste:Begins with caramel flavor that stays throughout with a sweet and sour grape-like taste in the background toward the end. Also has hints of biscuit and a touch of citrus in the finish. Superbly balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with sharp carbonation and a mildly dry finish.

Overall: A very good beer for its style and an excellent session brew. I was pleasantly surprised.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 21:33:19 | More by Mosstrooper
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tsewong

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Legend Brown Ale is one of my absolute favorite brown ales. Plenty of malty character with a touch of hoppiness - beautifully balanced. The warm, inviting color coupled with a light tan head makes a very pleasing presentation. The aroma is sublimely malty with a slight chocolatey note and a hint of hop aroma. The hop presence in the flavor effectively supports the maltiness for a very well-balanced brown ale.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2008 15:58:11 | More by tsewong
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vandemonian

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Legend Brown Ale looks great in the glass. It has a red-brown colour and an excellent 1cm head that is maintaned by high carbonation. This beer has a big malty smell. The flavour is similarly malty with a coffee aftertaste. The alcohol is noticeable too. This beer feels great in the mouth: very thick and carbonated.

Malterrific!

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 02:03:14 | More by vandemonian
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Tom_Taylor

Virginia

4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Surprising balanced and very drinkable. Very pleasant color and very nice thick head (from tap). Caramel, nutty, and sweet notes, hops is present, but not overwhelming like so many microbrews; low on the IBU scale. The beer was good enough for me to take the time to review it, which is saying something, as I have never reviewed a beer before (at least not publicly!)... Now back to drinking... I will definitely be having another one. :)

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2014 23:24:20 | More by Tom_Taylor
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boston2bburg

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Three plus fingers of creamy head, dense bubbles slowly settling, leaving 1/4" of head over the mahogany-amber body. For all the froth, lacing is minimal.

Watermelon, yeast, bubble gum on the nose. Fruity, malty, refreshing and light, but complex.

Fruity, candied malts up front, while light citrus hops provide a dry finish, and round out the malts.

Mouthfeel is spot on for a brown. Wet at first and dry on the finish.

Easy drinker, sits well. Perfect with some hot dogs watching the afternoon ballgame.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2008 23:05:07 | More by boston2bburg
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

06-19-2012 02:41:49 | More by standardcherry
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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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JuniperJesus

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

05-13-2014 21:56:15 | More by JuniperJesus
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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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BeerSox

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber into nonic.

Clear deep brown hue that turns to a mahogany color when held up to the light, with a thick and frothy two finger head that slowly settles to a thin even cap. Patches of solid lacing.

Light malt aromas, consisting of some walnut and a little it of brown sugar.

Soft nutty malt flavors with a touch of roastiness. A touch of caramel is in the background. Toward the end a little bit of hop bitterness comes in, with very little flavor from them. Full bodied. Some of the burnt flavors linger for a bit.

This is a solid Brown Ale that isn't too watery, and isn't exactly like a Porter, which is something that's hard to find sometimes. Good solid flavors, with just a touch of complexity. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2008 00:28:04 | More by BeerSox
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Raiders757

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

11-25-2012 16:49:17 | More by Raiders757
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Fantasy_Draught

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-08-2014 02:20:51 | More by Fantasy_Draught
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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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TheBeerNation

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

06-20-2014 18:51:40 | More by TheBeerNation
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Lee_Hancock

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

12-01-2013 19:31:40 | More by Lee_Hancock
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NewJack85

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

04-04-2014 16:45:35 | More by NewJack85
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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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spedprof

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

05-29-2014 00:32:22 | More by spedprof
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Charliehogarth86

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-29-2014 01:58:25 | More by Charliehogarth86
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avgjoseph

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

12-28-2012 05:18:41 | More by avgjoseph
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wrightst

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

04-26-2014 03:04:32 | More by wrightst
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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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cfinch2

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

04-04-2012 18:42:08 | More by cfinch2
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-22-2012 02:09:19 | More by rolltide8425
Brown Ale from Legend Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.