Lager - Legend Brewing Co.

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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)
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Photo of goldbot
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of PhageLab
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, poured into a standard pint glass.

A - Pale golden coloration, rising suds, very nice 3 tip head which settled to a small layer of froth, riding all the way down. Good lacing, too, never seen lacing like this in a lager. Excellent presentation.

S - Hmmm...not too much in the nose, some odd grass notes, and not too much else.

T - Slight coppery tinge, some mildly hoppy grass flavors, and a slight grainy backbone that gives it an earthly texture. Meant to be consumed fairly cold, the taste is good, but don't let this one sit for more than a few minutes.

M - Light bodied, mild carbonation, nice clean finish. Some of the grainy flavors ride over into the aftertaste, leaving a pleasant residue.

D - Damn good, this sessionable brew is a must try, if you can find it. Another winner from the locals. If you stop in Va, grab one!

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 16oz Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy bright golden color with a medium-sized white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a lot of floating foam and a nice ring of foamy lace.

Smell: Sweet malts and fruit, with a slight citrus backing.

Taste: Begins with malty, buttery sweetness that rounds out to be a bit fruitier with some candy notes. The finish also reveals a little bit of breadiness and a light hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with balanced carbonation and a refreshing finish.

Drinkability: This is a solid all-round beer. Certainly nothing I would get excited over or go out of my way to buy, but this is an easily enjoyable beer to share with those who aren't "beer people". Sessionable, and good to have around.

Shout out to wahhmaster for bringing this to share.

Photo of clayrock81
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light seethru straw gold with bubbliness and a quickly dieing head. Grainy, grassy hops along with some minor citric notes pass for the aroma. Light and easy to drink, this beer has the grassy, earthy hops in there for a dry and crisp taste along with a little smokiness from somewhere and the malts are barely there. Quite an easy drinker to relax with and perfect while sitting outside in summer heat.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bomber into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a medium golden color with a gigantic white head. The head was huge but faded fast, so the pour had to take place in multiple step additions. After fading completly the head left only a very light spotty lacing.

Smell – The smell is light and is of a bready an lighter sweet fruit/veg aromas of a apple and corn.

Taste – The taste begins of bread and caramel malt sweetness. Soon flavors of a lighter citrus nature come to the tongue. Mixed with the citrus are some flavors of an earthy taste. These flavors diminish the caramel flavor as the taste advances but a sweet corn and malty flavor takes it place. .In the end, a pleasant sweeter (for a lager) and very lightly bittered taste is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the lower and thinner side with a very high level of carbonation. The carbonation and body are both very good for the brew and make it quite refreshing and easy drinking.

Overall – Not too bad. A bit on the sweeter side for a lager, but refreshing and very easy drinking none the less. It has nice flavor transitions and a nice feel, which when coupled with the lighter and more refreshing body make for a good session beer.

Photo of TechTriumph
3.63/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes on 02/22/12:
Bottled: 11/11/11; Poured in a pint glass.

A - One inch white creamy head that doesn't stick around too long; Clear appearance with a golden color; Some carbonation can be seen in the glass; Minimal lacing left behind

S - Not an overly strong aroma; Notes of apples, lightly toasted grains, sweet syrup, doughy yeast, and just a bit of lemon

T - Similar to the smell, but there's much more presence here; There's flavors of apples, barley and grains, biscuity malts, spicy/herbal hops, and a hint of lemon; Decent amount of sweetness in the taste with a bit of hop bitterness to bring some balance

M - Carbonation is a bit above average; Light to medium bodied; Pretty crisp with a fairly dry finish

O - Overall, this is a solid offering from Legend. Although this lager doesn't really stand out within the style, it has a nice flavor and is super drinkable and sessionable. I could definitely enjoy quite a few of these in one sitting while hanging out with some friends.

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3.6/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Crazyale
3.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle brewed on 11/11/11.

A: Clear and golden with good effervescence; one finger head dissipates into a stable thin layer after a minute or two.

S: Apples, lightly roasted malts, alcohol and a little stale bread on the nose.

T: Freshly baked bread and yeast tastes coat the tongue, along with a little of sour green apple. This is actually quite pleasant tasting for a session lager. I can't taste any hops, and would've liked a little bit more bitter to go with the sour. Usually I get a certain "off" taste in lagers, but there is none here for me.

M: Medium bodied with a healthy level of carbonation.

This is quite good from Legend. This wouldn't be my #1 craft lager, but there's nothing unpleasant about it and I could see buying a 6 pack of this and enjoying it.

Photo of BeerIsland
3.55/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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..

Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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