Legal Holiday
Legal Draft Beer Company

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From:
Legal Draft Beer Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Winter Warmer
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
80
Avg:
3.34 | pDev: 16.17%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
12
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 28, 2021
Added:
Feb 05, 2017
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  4
SCORE
80
Good
Notes: None
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Ratings by cmbeddoe7997:
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Rated by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

May 07, 2018
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Reviewed by pants678 from California

3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Red with off white foam.

Malt, sugar, other stuff.

Gingerbread, touch of sweetness, the low end of spice and leans just a bit toward cola.

More density would help a lot.
Dec 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Abartel from Texas

1.66/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
It poured nicely, had a good head, and a cinnamon/piney aroma. Then I took my first sip. I’m not sure what sort of taste they were going for, but unless it was the simulation of your tongue taking a poop in your mouth, they failed miserably. Legal Draft overall makes good beers, but this one should never be drank by anyone.
Dec 10, 2021
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

3.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
pours a deep cola brown body with an active tan champagne-bubbly head that has moderately low retention and leaves little patches of oily lacing as it settles to a rocky halo

aroma is holiday baking spice (allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg) and chewy holiday bready malt, with slight vanilla and dark fruit in the mix

taste essentially follows the nose here. spice forward, slightly chewy malt backbone, vanilla and dark fruit in the wings

medium carbonation, medium bodied. slightly oily, a little chewy on the carbo. little booze heat at the front and finish

overall:
an overall average winter warmer that had a mouthfeel I didn't care for personally, as it was quite oily feeling.
Jan 06, 2021
 
Rated: 2.75 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 14, 2020
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

3.96/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a chocolate brown color with a minimal tan head. Some cinnamon and vanilla on the nose, and copious nutmeg notes. I’m intrigued.

The nutmeg is dominant on the taste, but there’s enough vanilla and cinnamon to bypass “Cloyingville.” The mouthfeel is a bit thin for an 8.4% ABV beer, but this is still a pretty nice warmer.
Mar 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.56 by cgrunin from Texas

Nov 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by TXRobbo from Texas

Nov 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.53 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Jan 13, 2019
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Rated by Tom_Hoover from Texas

3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Strong sour overtone.
Dec 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Rootscipio from Texas

Nov 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.19 by mamaraza from Texas

Mar 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.17 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas

Jan 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.69 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Dec 21, 2017
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.92/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pleasantly surprised. Pours a beautiful deep mahogany from a can into a tulip glass. Fluffy beige head and good lacing give the beer a great look. Smells of sweet spice and dates. This carries to the taste, cinnamon and nutmeg. Maybe a bit thin, but overall a nice holiday beer!
Dec 17, 2017
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Reviewed by Atlas1 from Texas

2.76/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
I always get excited for winter warmers and xmas beers. A really well-done winter warmer is one of the year's ultimate delights. Sadly, however, there are so many poorly made, over-spiced examples on the market now days that they give the style a bad name. That said, I was happy to see a new one out from a brewery that I'm not too familiar with in TX.

Legal Holiday (from the can) pours a rich, dark brown color with a two-finger head that dissipates quickly. Reddish tint around the edges when held up to the light. A pretty beer. The nose is unassuming, with malty sweet notes of vanilla and dark fruits. Faint clove? The taste follows suit with a very decent but dull palate of dark cherry and faint spices. The mouthfeel falters here and comes across as too watery, which I think really distracts me from the beer's potential. Too bad. The aftertaste is also very disconcerting, although I couldn't place the taste.

Sadly, this is another example of a warmer that just doesn't hit the mark. The watery mouthfeel, for me, is a deal killer. Warmers should be bold and assertive, but well balanced, with a firm and smooth mouthfeel. I'll avoid this in the future, but will still give Legal Draft's other beers a try. Cheers.
Nov 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.58 by tubeyes from Texas

May 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

Feb 05, 2017
Legal Holiday from Legal Draft Beer Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 18 ratings