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Winter White - Legend Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 1
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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Photo of tdm168
3.81/5  rDev +5%
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 -3.6%

avisong, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

tabascosigned, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Links41, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Hockey_Fan, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

drummerguy, Nov 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

VeganUndead, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Hoegaarden glass.

A deep pale amber and quite brown chestnut body. Slightly cloudy, but with lots of visible carbonation making it's way up to a creamy head. Simple two finger head, solid white with a creamy appearance if a little small. This is a real dark witbier I must say.

Nice aromatic hints of corriander and cardamom like spices. Sweet notes and quite a big estery brew going on here. Sensing classic like candi sugar but with not much else going on. A real impressive aroma, but a bit big on the sweet side.

The sweet spice notes of clove, cardamom and sugars really come forth on the palate on first sip. Big booming almost dry hot brown spice all over, large and inviting. Has a big sensing feel of a winter warmer, but with less boozy character. Some controlled sweetness but not too large, but grabbing into minty and large menthol aftertaste.

Looses some classic witbier character in the mix but comes off as quite a unique beer, with a huge candy cane like aroma. Probably a solid Christmas beer ironically for the time, but doesn't really remind me of a witbier so much.

smakawhat, Sunday at 09:13 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

JasonTaverner, Dec 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

gopens44, Nov 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Tpitty23, Dec 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Raiders757, Mar 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

bubseymour, Feb 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

jimpyle48, Nov 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

perclee, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of nofunyons
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%
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 +30.9%

delanedoktor, Dec 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

ygtbsm94, Jan 10, 2014
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beastlyz, Jan 16, 2012
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Capitals82, Dec 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

BlueRidgeBeerHound, Jan 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Mattyb79, Mar 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

KevMo84, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of teromous
2.48/5  rDev -31.7%
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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Winter White from Legend Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.