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Brown Ale - Legend Brewing Co.

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86
very good

391 Ratings
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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 15
Gots: 33 | 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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4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this beer into a mug from a 22oz bottle.
A-Has a dark reddish brown color and a medium off-white head that leaves some lacing.
S-Nutty and malty aroma.
T- The malt and nuttyness of roasted malts is prominent but not overdone. Finishes off hops bitterness.
M- Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation
D- Overall a and tasty great beer. This one of my hometown favorites.

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4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow. Legend makes easily the best beer around, and this is the "go to" beer of their collection. Heavy, but very drinkable, great smell and taste. It's very Sam Adams "esque" in the quality, but just has better drinkability than most brown ales out there. The color is a darkish brown and has nice tan lacing. Just a fantastic beer.

Photo of tommy78
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Copper color with medium head, poured out of a bomber.

S: Quite malty in aroma. Picked up some caramel smell as well.

T: My favorite...quite sweet, with the malty aroma translating well into the taste.

M: Low carbonation. Pretty consistent with brown ales.

O: I enjoyed this beer. I tried it with a margarita pizza and the beer complemented the basil and olive oil tastes. I would have this beer again when in VA.

Photo of Chaney
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

....and for tonight another Legend beer! This is only my second one ever. I'm really getting into a "support you local brewery" kick!

A: Poured a crystal-like, effervescent brown color, with about a finger or so dirty white head that whiddled away into a thin sud formation after about a minute or so.

S: Nice candy scent: brown sugar, a tinge of butterscotch, and bit of milk chocolate. Malty!

T: A bit more hop sizzle than I was expecting, however, this had a nice fresh, cracked wheat bread quality on the finish. The candy quality I got on the nose wasn't as present on the taste, but it was still tasty.

M: TONS of carbonation on this bad boy... which I felt instantly. Nothing strong or lingering here.

O: I appreciate the fact that the brewer(s) craft this one more towards the entree (bread dough) side as apposed to the candy, sugary one. This was a different kind of brown ale for sure. Good stuff!

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Brown Ale from Legend Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.