Lager - Legend Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
LagerLager

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
77
okay

129 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 129
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.77%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Legend Brewing Co. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A step above mass produced lager beers, Legend Lager offers the comfort of easy drinkability while also bringing a depth of flavor due to our use of 100% barley malt, yeilding a pure, bright malt flavor and a medium body. Modest hopping and cool fermentation temperatures make for a smooth character and a clean finish.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 12-30-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 129 | Reviews: 52 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Daniellobo
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ncaudle
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Hanzo
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Hojaminbag
4.38/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale yellow body, translucent. Small white head that manages to leave some lacing on my glass.

Smells of pale lager malts with a some floral hops.

This is a great lager. Lots of pale malts come into play, but hops dominate the flavor. Floral flavors with a touch of citrus. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp.

Very drinkable beer. I drank several of these in a sitting and loved them. As far as American Macro Lagers go, this is the best I've had.

Photo of JayQue
3.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lagers are not the most exciting style in the world, but good ones should be noted. Legend Lager pours a clear dark gold with a nice pillowy white head that slowly recedes. Leaves a good heavy lacing on the glass. Smell is nothing that notable. Taste is pretty good, sharp and crisp but not much of either a malty or hops taste.

Mouthfeel was pretty good, not at all light or watery. Drinkability was excellent. Swilling a bunch of these on a hot day would be very nice.

A good summertime or session beer.

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.03/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear golden with a rocky off-white head. The aroma has lots of butter, smooth minimally toasted pale malt, odd fruitiness and some plastic. Medium body with mild carbonation. The flavor starts with some sour fruit, funked up maltiness and light tartness. The finish is very medicinal and off-sourness.

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of lillitnn92
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of CrellMoset
3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Legend Lager, on tap at the Brewpub. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Arrives a pale translucent straw gold, replete with relatively large-bubbled and relatively quick effervescence. Only a thin and delicate but uniform ring of lace and a light surface dusting remain by the time this one arrives, but it looks like it initially sported a half finger or so of good pale, snow white head. Inviting.

Aroma: This beer's weakest aspect - even extreme agitation exposes very little. A few pale, empty malt notes, slightly husky, are about all that's goin' on here. 2.5

Taste: A simple, sweet beer, very pale, with a few traditional "lager"-esque off notes that I would normally think suggest skunkiness, but not here - maybe additives, or a fermentation temperature that's too high. Not a lot of hop flavor at all, and the off flavor detracts from the refreshing nature of this brew.

Mouthfeel: Thin and with plenty of bright, crisp effervescence that makes for a slightly creamy, slightly bold mouth. A faint film detracts slightly.

Drinkability: Drinkable, sure, but it something I'd choose to drink? There are better crafted and more flavorful lawnmower beers out there, though I gotta give the home state props, I suppose. Worth a try.

Photo of Onenote81
2.96/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. Pours a deep transparent gold. Lots of bubbles rising through this, feeding the 2-finger width head. Aromas of wet grains, sugar cookies, lemon rind.

Crisp, clean mouth. Easy drinking, though this actually feels a bit heavier than expected. Sweet beer right off, bready flavors, some husk, and a touch of citrus noted. There's an odd flavor I can't place. Whatever it is, it make me think twice about having many of these on hand. There's so many better clean lighter beers I could get. Probably won't revisit this one.

Photo of bubseymour
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of jaswilson2
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of rorjets
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Mattyb79
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Jimmys
3.95/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: bright gold. i haven't seen a head die that fast in a while. it was white and bubbly for a minute and now there is a slight rim of carbonation.

S: a mild sweetness. a bit corn like. a slight spicy hop component.

T: a strong sweet, malt component. a low hop presence. great balance. very dry finish.

M: light body with a medium carbonation.

D: a light, super drinkable beer. dont be fooled by the unicorn! good stuff inside.

Photo of asabreed
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of mmmbeer
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle - according to the website, it's brewed in the Dortmunder style using 2-row barley, and hopped with Hallertau and Saaz. It pours a lightly-hazed pale gold, with medium carbonation and a big, pillowy, three-finger head that reduces to a thin blanket. The aroma is fairly buttery, with a touch of caramel malts, and backed with spicy/earthy hops. It is medium to light on the palate, with equal carbonation, and tastes of buttery, caramel, and toasted malts which are balanced by grassy/spicy/green and earthy hops that impart a medium bitterness. Overall not too complex, but tasty, and it kinda comes across as a Dortmunder light. Definitely sessionable, which is exactly what one would expect from a flagship beer.

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of KajII
2.8/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

[Best served in a Lager glass]

Poured a medium golden yellow with an average sized (1-2 finger) white fizzy head that dissipated rapidly leaving a thin layer of foam lying on top, but did not have any good lacing to speak of.

The aroma was very mild of a grain malt, herbal hops and an earthy yeast with just a hint of caramel.

The taste was mildly sweet with a hint of caramel at first and then became very lightly hoppy towards the end. The flavor lasted only a short while after the swallow with not much of an aftertaste.

Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a fizzy carbonation.

Overall a light tasting beer with a mild hop finish. Great if you want to have more than a few and do not want to feel blotted.

Photo of Camjmorton
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bottle thanks to my mom

Pours a clear golden straw with a fluffy white head that this. Mild lacing on the glass.

Very light malt aroma. Not much to smell.

Taste is light and malty upfront with just a slight hop bitterness. Finishes clean and rather dry with a slight malty taste. Refreshing.

Light body, zippy carbonation.

This is a nice brew for a hot summer day like today (100 degrees). I'll have to try and track down another bottle to see if I would give it the same scores in the winter....

Photo of ZachKelly
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
2.65/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Lager from Legend Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.