Lager - Legend Brewing Co.
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Reviews by OldFrothingSlosh:
2.65/5 rDev -21.1%
I had this at a local pizza place (Uno's - they also serve Uno Amber, a pretty good beer made by the Boston Beer Co.) and it was not pleasant. Per the company's site, "This beer is brewed in the style of a premium export lager." I certainly hope premium exported lagers taste better than this.
Presented as a 20-oz. glass with zero head, the Bud Light-colored "premium export lager" had a malty aroma but, unfortunately, tasted terrible. I'm not sure if it had been sitting in the keg for some time, but it really disappointed. I kept thinking that I was drinking Bud Lite/Miller Lite/something-Lite. Flavor was really bland and was not impressive in the least.
After 3 attempts at drinking it, I asked the waiter to take it back and bring something else. I would like to try this again at the brewery's pub, just to see if I had a bad offering.
12-30-2002 12:49:05 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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3.55/5 rDev +5.7%
I scored a 22 ozer from Rick's in Alexandria which is my local specialty store and has a real good selection. This lager pours with a cumulous head which really hangs around. It's a very pale gold in the glass and nice and clear. The nose is malty with a touch of corn. The flavor is a good blend of malt and hops with a hint of grapefruit in the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and and the drinkability is fine. I don't think it's quite as good as their Pils but a very nice beer..
10-12-2006 01:30:33 | More by BeerIsland
3.15/5 rDev -6.3%
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Enjoyed at home.
A: Hazy golden color with a medium-size white head, which dissipated rather quickly.
S: Sweet-smelling with hints of citrus (lemon) and sweeter malts and a hint of toasty-ness. Perhaps some caramel and/or brown sugar as well. Aroma is pleasant, but not overwhelming.
T: Sweet and bready on impact, with some of the citrus flavors emerging in the end for a pleasant taste experience. Subtle aftertaste that resembles the front end -- a sweet maltiness.
M: Light body and sufficient carbonation. Unremarkable.
O: Solid, if somewhat mediocre, lager. Easily drinkable with limited after-taste, and the light body would allow for easy enjoyment with a variety of foods. Definitely not an irresistible beer, but certainly not bad.
11-26-2012 00:08:39 | More by maki88
2.13/5 rDev -36.6%
Has this on tap at Capital Ale House in Fredericksburg.
Appearance is clear and golden with a medium thick head which falls quickly.
Smell is really unpleasant to me. Kind of a weird musty sourdough scent. Gross.
The taste is only a little better than the smell. There's a cloying, aggressive biscuitiness. Skunkiness denigrates the brew also. Tiny floral presence.
Mouthfeel is creamy but has an off-putting astringent character to it.
I drank the whole 12 oz. serving but none of it was enjoyable. I will not be drinking this brew ever again. When I ordered this I was not aware that it was classified as an adjunct lager, but for the record, I would prefer a BMC over this based on taste. Just gross.
05-02-2009 18:37:56 | More by sarahspat
4/5 rDev +19%
Poured into a pint glass @ Chiocca's in Richmond.
Appearance: A slightly hazy yellow, some decent lacing and a decent initial foamy head.
Smell: Lots of caramel in the body, which is both odd and extremely pleasant. There's certainly some hop presence to add the bitterness, and some sweet malts too from the caramel, I suppose.
Taste: Once again, a nice and odd mix between the bitterness of the hops and the caramel of the malts. I've never really had a lager like this, and it's a pretty good one at that.
Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation, but the body is slightly thicker than what one may initially perceive the lager to be. Still pleasant to drink as it warms.
Drinkability: A great session beer if you see it on tap in Richmond. As I said, I think it's a pretty singular lager, very refreshing, and one that I never really get sick of in the least.
10-18-2005 02:46:49 | More by asabreed
3.98/5 rDev +18.5%
This one is extremely interesting, considering it's classified as an Amercian Macro Lager. Definitely not like any beer in the style that I've ever had.
Pours a big fluffy 3-inch head, which gets rocky and settles to about an inch for the duration. Medium carbonation with a golden body.
Smell? Yes, it does! This is one of the most unique aromas of any beer. It smells like a freshly opened box of Fiddle-Faddle: corn, nuts, butter, sugar and caramel. It's wild, compelling and a little weird.
Malt dominates what tastes like corn adjuncts, but the malt also works well with the strong wheaty heft. Some caramel in the flavor too. With a buttery mouthfeel that coats the mouth, this is the beer-world equivalent of waffles with maple syrup and butter.
A good lager that carries its own weight. You might even consider it dessert-y, and you can't say that about many lagers. I wouldn't always be in the mood for this, but it's a cool and unique interpretation of the style.
04-03-2006 13:15:13 | More by Metalmonk
2.83/5 rDev -15.8%
Pours a pale copper with a mountain of fizzy, dense, foamy, white head that has decent retention. The nose has a fruity sweetness, a note of something tart, hints of lager yeast, and a grassy aroma. The taste is fruity like a weird combination of blackberries and apples, there are notes of grassy, earthy hops that are almost spicy, and a lagery, lemony, yeasty finish. The mouthfeel is well carbonated, light, and smooth.
There is definitely something off about this one. For a lager there shouldn't be anything tart or fruity as there is here.
11-18-2011 01:24:57 | More by tdm168
4.33/5 rDev +28.9%
A slightly hazy, yellow-gold body is topped by a good-sized head of bright white foam that shortly drops to a collar but leaves some very nice lace. The nose displays a sweet, grainy malt backed by delicate, floral and grassy hops. Its medium-light body is accentuated by a very fine carbonation that lends it a gentle crispness in the mouth. The flavor almost seamlessly melds the sweetish, grainy malt with grassy/floral/spicy hops; and it seems to just fade away in the finish. Impressive balance! Great drinkability! An impressive session lager that falls somewhere between a helles and a pils; but it doesn't have the strength or bitterness of the export style that they suggest it is. Quite nice!
10-06-2003 03:16:24 | More by NeroFiddled
2.6/5 rDev -22.6%
On-tap at Capital Ale House. I ordered a pint on special for $2 at the bar and it appeared a clear gold with a short white head. I was anticipating this one, but on the first sip it's obvious this beer is racked full of diacetyl. What a shame, there's no place for it to hide in a light beer like this that is otherwise smooth and drinkable.
03-03-2010 01:31:40 | More by tempest
District of Columbia
3.68/5 rDev +9.5%
Pours a clear, straw yellow with medium white head, lots of carbonation, and spotty lacing.
Not much aroma going on, but there are hints of caramel malts and a touch of herbal hops. Slightly bready. Taste is a bout a 50/50 mix of caramel and fruity hops. Actually nicely on the hoppy side for the style. Hints of berries, apple, and citrus. A touch of spicier, herbal hops towards the finish. A clean aftertaste with a bit of bready malt coming back out.
Feel is thin and crisp, about as expected. Nicely drinkable. The hops are a nice, refreshing surprise. Fruity and balanced.
03-20-2010 00:49:49 | More by goldbot
3.35/5 rDev -0.3%
a: pours one finger of thick foam over a straw golden beer, good retention at first - eventually settling to a thin layer and ring
s: body of pale german malts, mostly clean but a touch nutty, perhaps a blend of pils and vienna, mild herbal hops, buttery biscuit - typical of Legend in my experience - but relatively tame here compared to some of their other offerings, still...I wish they could get rid of it in the lagers at least
m: soft carbonation on the low side of medium, body is light without being thin
t: standard lager malts - mostly clean with a dose of nuttiness and offering only a light flavor, diacetyl not totally offensive but it's out of place given the subtle context - artificial butter flavor carries into the finish, mild hop flavor and bitterness, soft overall but crisps up a touch in the finish, okay
d: easy enough, but certainly hindered by the diacetyl
$2.99 bomber from Farm Fresh, Hampton, VA
05-16-2009 04:31:57 | More by blackie
3.5/5 rDev +4.2%
A: The beer is clear deep golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down and left only a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Aromas of grassy hops, grapes and lemons are present in the nose along with some hints of sweet malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has grape-like flavors with notes of pale malts and a good amount of malty sweetness.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The beer feels a bit crisp and clean like a pilsner.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has some interesting flavors.
04-07-2012 07:11:35 | More by metter98
3.44/5 rDev +2.4%
Pours nearly clear and more golden than yellow. 1 1/2 finger white head that dissipates quickly leaving basically no lacing. Carbonation is evident by the large bubbles rising throughout.
Sweet barley malt with light toasting in the aroma. Smells of doughy bread. Lightly citric.
Light citric tartness upfront. Then the sweet malt unfolds followed by a light bitterness. More bread dough and light caramel.
Fairly crisp with carbonation,but not fizzy. Medium bodied. Faintly warming in the throat.
Pretty decent. Nothing fancy, but well balanced. Pleasant taste and aroma. An easy drinker. Probably a good session brew.
12-10-2013 02:13:22 | More by obywan59
3.85/5 rDev +14.6%
Poured into a pint glass.
4.0 A: Crystal clear medium yellow color. Despite this not being bottle conditioned, there's a fuck ton of carbonation in this and I needed a few pours to get a full glass. Why would they carb it this much. Big foamy white head. Retention is pretty good and lots of lacing is left.
3.5 S: Fairly potent grassy and spicy hoppiness. Grainy malts with a moderate sweetness. A touch of wort-iness to this as well. Could be a tad cleaner, but overall smells good.
4.0 T: The taste has a good amount of hops in it as well. Grassy, spicy, and earthy in that order. Low bitterness. Grainy malts with a light sweetness and a lot cleaner than the nose suggested. Very nice.
3.5 M: Lighter medium to medium body. A bit overcarbonated, but not too much. Lightly creamy and smooth enough.
4.0 D: Solid beer. 'Nuff said.
08-06-2012 23:21:00 | More by DavoleBomb
Lager from Legend Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.