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Brown Ale - Legend Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

384 Ratings
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Ratings: 384
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 15
Gots: 30 | 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 KajII
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Dimpled mug]

The pour was a clear medium brown with a large (2-3 finger) foamy head that was mostly diminishing and had fair lacing.

The aroma was light of roasted cereal malts and a lightly sweet leathery yeast with hints of milk chocolate, coffee and a touch of molasses.

The taste was mildly sweet with just a hint of chocolate and a pinch of molasses from the onset and finished with a slightly bitter chocolate-coffee flavor that lasted an average amount of time after the swallow.

Mouthfeel was somewhere between light and medium in body and a bit watery in texture with a mild carbonation.

Overall a mild tasting and well balanced Brown Ale that possessed an excellent drinkability.

KajII, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of WebGuyMike
3/5  rDev -21.1%

WebGuyMike, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Legend- Brown Ale

A- Deep hazy red/ brown with a thick foamy head. Good head retention and lacing.
S- Woodsy oak chips with sweet molasses malt and varnish.
T- Sweet oak molasses malt, smokey. Slight brown sugar and licorice.
M- Smokey, smooth, and malty. Big wood/ leather finish.

Overall- The wood/ leather taste and feel limit this to the 1 bomber.

NJpadreFan, Jan 04, 2009
Photo of AFDerek
3.12/5  rDev -17.9%

AFDerek, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of BryanCarey
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

BryanCarey, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of davidt
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish-brown color with off-white short lived head. The aroma is caramel with a bit of brown sugar. Caramel malt flavor, not too sweet. Some citrus hops come through at the end giving the beer a bit of a zing. A decent but not outstanding english brown ale.

davidt, Jan 02, 2008
Photo of crwrunner
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

crwrunner, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of Mattyb79
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Mattyb79, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of MidloRapid
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

MidloRapid, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of davet100
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

davet100, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of John_Beeryman
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

John_Beeryman, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of BRYeleJR
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

BRYeleJR, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of fishguyac
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

fishguyac, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of mrterdferguson
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

mrterdferguson, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of blbarnett3
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

blbarnett3, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Sludgeman
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Sludgeman, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of bmjivi221
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

bmjivi221, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of BigTrubble
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

BigTrubble, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of davemathews68
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

davemathews68, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of rjs246
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

rjs246, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of nwatson
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

nwatson, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of jgasparine
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Poured from the tap with a thin off-white head, which quickly evaporated with just a hint of a collar in the wake. The body was an optically clear garnet-tinged medium brown... little traces of visible carbonation.

S- Overall a very mild nose. I am straining to pick up any aroma... I'm in a smoke-free bar, with no food on the table... and while this was served a little on the cool side, I still should get SOMETHING off the nose... but I nothing...

T- A fairly nice balance of some vienna malts and some earthy hop flavor. This balance persists through the midpalate, until some mild hop bitterness kicks-in and lingers a bit in the finish. Overall, I feel that the flavor is good, but still somewhat weak... like someone took a nice Brown Ale and diluted it with some water.

M- A very thin body with a- I don't want to say a coarse carbonation, but perhaps a 'spritzy' carbonation... Low level of astringency. No real texture.

D- Overall drinkable... while it fails to break the mediocre barrier in all other categories, it's refreshing enough to drink in quantity on a hot day.

jgasparine, Aug 24, 2010
Photo of vtsaltydogg03
3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer in a 22oz draft at the Quaker Steak in Newport News VA. It was a good beer, nothing super special to remark about, but in a town where bud, bud light and yeungling are the readily available beers on draft. Would drink it again if I were looking for a good brew that wouldn't over power my wings, yet maintained a good body and mouth feel.

vtsaltydogg03, May 30, 2010
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

4.0 A: Clear deep mahogany brown color. Two and a half fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is good and plenty of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Nutty with a dry toastiness. Grainy malts and quite clean. Not a whole lot of flavor, but what is there is quite nice.

3.0 T: Taste is like the nose. Nutty, toasty, and dry. Grainy. Again it's not very intense, but it's well made and tasty.

4.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Extraordinarily creamy for what the body is and super smooth.

3.5 D: Decent beer with a great mouthfeel, but could use more intensity in the taste.

DavoleBomb, Aug 06, 2012
Brown Ale from Legend Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.