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Winter White - Legend Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
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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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RollTide7

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

03-16-2013 20:30:36 | More by RollTide7
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Raiders757

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-13-2013 22:29:16 | More by Raiders757
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tdm168

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 02:54:23 | More by tdm168
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drt72

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-09-2013 21:07:08 | More by drt72
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dancheatham

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-08-2013 23:00:33 | More by dancheatham
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VirginiaJeff1

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.1%

03-01-2013 16:22:14 | More by VirginiaJeff1
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bubseymour

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -24%

02-26-2013 00:32:36 | More by bubseymour
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jadams11

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

02-12-2013 23:59:56 | More by jadams11
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teromous

Virginia

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...

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 01:01:58 | More by teromous
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BlueRidgeBeerHound


3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-14-2013 00:33:16 | More by BlueRidgeBeerHound
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argock

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Shaker pint. No freshness date. Single received as part of a beer exchange with friends.

A: Dusky golden with 1-2 fingers of foamy light-beige head with decent retention and a few scraps of lace around the top of the glass.

S: Banana, orange peel, grainy pilsner malt, honey, and bubble gum

T: A really flavorful winter white ale that challenges Bells' version in terms of quality. Lightly sweet grainy, bready malt with wheaty tanginess up front with bubble gum and banana esters with just the slightest hint of alcohol presence. Hops are herbal and floral, very light in comparison to the yeast esters. The bitterness is low. There is a fair amount of orange citrus bite in the finish, but only get a slight amount of spice, which I am glad about, mainly coriander and clove.

M: Thick witbier feel, not as light as some wits but this has a bit more body and bite for the winter.

O: A well-executed beer by Legend. THis is really one of the best quality brews I have had from them in a while. Look for this and their Imperial IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 03:14:12 | More by argock
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CDGoin

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-03-2013 00:47:00 | More by CDGoin
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Eeroomnhoj

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 14:19:57 | More by Eeroomnhoj
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Tpitty23

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

12-22-2012 03:55:08 | More by Tpitty23
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mrterdferguson


4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

12-17-2012 03:05:18 | More by mrterdferguson
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SlaughteredWolf

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12-17-2012 02:34:32 | More by SlaughteredWolf
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Happyhopper

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12-02-2012 21:05:07 | More by Happyhopper
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e30todamax

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-30-2012 20:04:33 | More by e30todamax
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gopens44

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-24-2012 23:05:39 | More by gopens44
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aaronblain22

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.1%

11-23-2012 02:56:12 | More by aaronblain22
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-13-2012 15:35:27 | More by ncaudle
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kola

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - White head is about 2 1/2 fingers high, and it dissipates quickly leaving almost no lace. The beer pours cloudy gold in color, and a few streams of bubbles.

S - Not a lot for the nose. Cloves and sweet fruity florals can be detected.

T - Sweet and light fruits, with cloves and cinnamon to bring a tasty warm sensation that is quite enjoyable. Citrus is left on the palate. The seetness becomes cloying after a while.

M - Slightly thicker mouthfeel than expected, it is still thin enough to satisfy the witbier enthusiast. Enough carbonation to carry flavors to the tongue.

O - This is an enjoyable beer, if you like them on the sweet side. I found it a bit cloying half way through, and had to slow down to accommodate it. Otherwise, I found the flavors to be engaging.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 01:34:30 | More by kola
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TechTriumph

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes on 12/19/11:
Bottled: 11/09/11; Poured in a pint glass.

A - One inch white, creamy head that disappears pretty quickly; Cloudy, dark orange/straw colored appearance; No lacing left behind

S - Faint aroma overall; Notes of clove, banana, fresh baked bread, and a bit of ginger spice and floral qualities

T - Nice, spicy yeast flavor and zesty carbonation up front with lemon peel coming right after; Clove and banana flavors come next followed by some fresh baked bread

M - Light bodied; Pretty good carbonation; Crisp and fairly smooth mouthfeel; Slightly dry finish

O - Overall, this a tasty and very easy drinking beer from Legend. While this beer is not one to warm you up on dark, dreary Winter days, it would be more appropriate as Spring approaches with warmer weather. Refreshing for sure, I wouldn't mind getting to try this one again.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 18:37:44 | More by TechTriumph
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perclee

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-24-2012 02:59:07 | More by perclee
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beastlyz

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-16-2012 16:47:22 | More by beastlyz
Winter White from Legend Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.