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Winter White - Legend Brewing Co.

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Legend Brewing Co. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Get ready for a winterized version of a classic Belgian Witbier (white beer). Legend Winter White starts with a blend of Belgian malts and wheat in the mash for a rich, sweet body and tangy crispness. Spicy hops blend in the boil with coriander and orange peel. During fermentation these flavors combine harmonically with a Belgian Trappist yeast strain (banana, pear bubblegum). The creamy mouthfeel of this unique unfiltered winter warmer pairs well with salads, seafood, poultry and pork dishes.

(Beer added by: beer2day on 12-12-2011)
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Reviews by Mattyb79:
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Mattyb79, Mar 18, 2013
More User Reviews:
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3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - murky, dark orange with a big, thick, dense, foamy, pure white head that has decent retention

S - some peppery spice, coriander, some Belgian yeast funk

T - Belgian yeast, typical Belgian esters, some faint spice

M - medium bodied, crisp, well carbonated

This is not what I expected as a Witbier, but it's not a bad beer. I will judge this beer to style so it will receive a lower rating than if I reviewed it on its flavor and overall merits as a beer. As a witbier, it's lacking in traditional flavor. The spice is present but that is all I could find to resemble a true Witbier. The flavor more resembles a BPA due to the big esters and fuller than expected body. Overall, this is a decent beer, but a lackluster Witbier. It's probably worth a try for BPA fans looking for something local in VA or north NC.

tdm168, Mar 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

avisong, Feb 02, 2014
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tabascosigned, Oct 28, 2013
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Links41, Jul 24, 2014
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Hockey_Fan, Nov 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

VeganUndead, Mar 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

JasonTaverner, Dec 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

gopens44, Nov 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Tpitty23, Dec 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Raiders757, Mar 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Rhettroactive, Jul 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

bubseymour, Feb 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

perclee, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of nofunyons
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow, this is a keeper, stocker upper, keep arounder, gotta have. The mouthfeel on this one is awesome. What a treat. A solid Witbier from Legend. Their beers share a kinship and are rich and full of flavor. However I have no other Witbier to compare it to. I have no problem clearing the shelf and sharing this one with my fellow beer lovers.

Way to go Legend!

nofunyons, Aug 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

delanedoktor, Dec 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

ygtbsm94, Jan 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

beastlyz, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Capitals82, Dec 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

BlueRidgeBeerHound, Jan 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

KevMo84, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of teromous
2.48/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Hazy golden color. Very modest carbonation visible in the beer, with very little head on top. The few bubbles of head are white, and leave no lacing.

S: Some clove-like scents come through, along with some very very faint flower scent. Pretty unimpressive.

T: Some clove in the taste as well, along with a cardboard-like taste, very faint but present grain character. Some banana in the aftertaste.

M: The mouthfeel is rather smooth and creamy, but could use a lot more carbonation.

O: Overall I wasn't impressed with the beer at all. It's below average for a wit, and seemed very one dimensional. It's very likely that I'm drinking this beer a bit to late in the season. I wouldn't buy it again, but I will have to pick it up and try it again next year to compare. Still, I was disheartened by the severe lack of carbonation. I would get one bubble here, another there...

teromous, Feb 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

Burleigh, Dec 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

RollTide7, Mar 16, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on New Years Eve while watching Clint Eastwood movie. The beer was not too heavy but still tasted like a beer. Don't think I have had too many white beers but enjoyed it nonetheless. Seems like a beer you could have more than one and not be full.

1/17/2013: A few weeks later and trying it again. Still enjoying it!! No Clint Eastwood though. This time I bought a six pack.

Eeroomnhoj, Jan 01, 2013
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Winter White from Legend Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.