Legado De Yuste | Grupo Cruzcampo SA

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Brewed by:
Grupo Cruzcampo SA
Spain | website

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by AlexLMS on 01-26-2008

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Reviews:
15
Ratings:
37
Avg:
2.67
pDev:
34.46%
 
 
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Reviews by EPICAC:
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2.46/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had this beer at Beer Station in Madrid.

Legado de Yuste pours a clear, golden copper in color, and is topped by an off-white head that fades to a sudsy film. The aroma is very, very mild. I had to really try to pick anything out. There was only a very mild fruitiness present in the aroma, which was joined by a hint of sweet maltiness when the beer was swirled. I really don't know how a beer can have such a mild aroma.

The taste was clean overall with nothing objectionable, but the lack of flavor. A neutral graininess upfront moved into a mild banana fruitiness in the center. The finish had a bit of chalky yeast, pepper, and dry hops. This beer was medium-bodied, and highly carbonated.

Overall this beer was pretty bland, but fortunately that was really its most objectionable quality.

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2.75/5  rDev +3%

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2.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Ant777uk
1.51/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

Bought in Madrid...

Looks great, deep red ruby color.

Standard beery aroma.

Fruity redcurrent taste. Not great...and too fizzy.

Tastes like alcopops, maybe some girls would like this. Though it´s simply not a beer that should exist

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.21/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Saviour
2.6/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cliffhagner407
2.07/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

It's not terrible, but definitely not worth the price that I paid for it. The first thing that I noticed was how strongly of alcohol it tastes. It's 6.5%, so not low, but also not high enough to taste like this. It leaves a poor aftertaste that is metallic. Not bad to try once, but wouldn't want to make it my regular beer... by any stretch of the imagination.

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4/5  rDev +49.8%

Photo of dbalsock
2.76/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A very one dimensional beer with a very one dimesional malt profile. It looks ok in the class with a long lasting offwhite head and a hazy orange amber body. The smell is of alcohol and sugar and the taste more of the same. It has a decent body, but the alcohol and carbonation both seem out of place, also making it not very drinkable. Not great, but not bad. I rated it low because it doesn't quite match the style and is pretty boring. However, I do prefer it to a lot of belgian pale ales I've tried.

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3.21/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of janubio
2.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

330 ml. bottle. Amber colour, off white head that fades soon, leaving a minimal lace. Smells of damp earth, some faint notes of caramel and fruits. Too much carbonation for a light body. Taste of caramel, with some spices and herbs. A big company trying to say they make good beer. Just a normal one, and not much to do with a real abeey beer.

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Photo of bark
2.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The liquid is clear, the beer is obviously filtered. The colour is copper (22 EBC), the off-white two finger head sinks rather quickly down to a thin lid without any lacing.

The smell is quite bitter, it is a clean almost chemical bitterness. Some earthy frowsy notes of yeast (autolysed?). Exotic fruits, yeasty-spicy notes. Hints of leather. It is like an odd mix of an old lager and a Belgian ale.

The taste got some Belgian yeast notes, clean bitter notes and a fruity sweetness (apricots, bananas, pineapples, blue grapes). Passing chemical alcohol flavours. Some toffee. The body is surprisingly light. The aftertaste got warming alcohol, yeasty flavours of earth and Christmas spices and a dry note of green bananas. The finish is short with some fruit toffee flavours.

The carbonation is mild, the small long-lived bubbles tickles the tongue. The liquid is light with some creaminess.

Considering the ABV, this beer is very light. The taste is better than the smell, though.

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3.25/5  rDev +21.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Radome
2.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from 33 cl bottle into a goblet. The label says it is an Abbey Beer in the Flanders tradition.

A - Medium copper color and very clear. Head is off-white, fluffy and thick. The head is fairly persistent and leaves good lacing.

S - If this is an ale it is the most lager-like ale I've ever smelled. It smells like a Vienna lager to me, not a Belgian ale. Bready malt, noble hops, some dark fruit, faint brown sugar and a bit of sulfur-tinged yeast. It is a good smelling lager, but way off the mark as a supposed Belgian Abbey style.

T - Taste is of bright noble hops and bready malt. Some brown sugar and maybe a hint of plum. No yeast notes. Like the aroma, all the elements are appealing and clean, but not right for the style.

M - Thin body. Fizzy carbonation with a slightly harsh carbonic bite. No alcohol noted. Low to moderate hops bitterness.

O - This is a well-made beer that does a lot of thing right in a generic way, but should not be called an Abbey Ale. As a Vienna lager or even a German Bock I would give it respectable ratings. I appreciate the effort by the brewer in a nation where beer is almost all a fizzy, watery, yellow afterthought to wine, but it needs some truth in advertising.

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Photo of lmaduells
3.75/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of therica
3.53/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Suggested by our server at Duduá Palacio Restaurante in Madrid.

A= deep amber-brown, fair white head, some rimming and lacing.

S= not bold but nice, some dark fruits, rusty malts.

T= liquor, slightly chewy malts, distinct Belgian yeast flavor, adequate hops.

M= mostly clean but a slight bitterness residual.

O= fairly decent darker Belgian style clone, at least compared to many US micro & craft Belgians (but of course nowhere near the quality of Ommegang offerings!). The server was proud that it was indeed a "Spanish beer."

Daniellobo (reviewer below) states that the brewer actually calls this a Vienna style lager, and it may well be. But before I read or heard the Belgian hype it impressed me as a modest Belgian Dubel, or at least seemed to have Belgian yeast flavor.

Distributed by Heineken Espana btw.

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Photo of josanguapo
1.83/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

From Carrefour. In Legado de Yuste glass. Watching Breaking Bad 5x01.MG! This an abbey beer? Any monk would be ashamed of this junk. Brewing this is probably be unholy, a sin. Seems like a bad sweet macro lager

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4/5  rDev +49.8%

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2.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev +12.4%

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2.67 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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