Brown Ale | Legend Brewing Co.

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3.81/5
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494 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Legend Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
legendbrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our most popular beer, Legend's is a full bodied version of a British Brown Ale. Expect a rich, malt-forward brew with a beautiful mahogany tone. Generous amounts of specialty malts bring flavors of sweet caramel, toasted nuts, coffee, and molasses, all perfectly balanced by a steady but cautious hop dryness. Fruity undertones provided by our house yeast strain bring the final flavor element to round out this world class ale.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-04-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,245
Reviews:
163
Ratings:
494
pDev:
12.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of Rifugium
1.58/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

First had: on tap at Legend

Clear, medium brown pour with a small white head that fizzled out pretty quickly, leaving a few spots of lacing on the glass. Very little in the nose, toasted cereal grains, and not much else. Buttery off-flavors, caramel malt sweetness, grainy, phenolic fruitiness, and a tiny hop bitterness coming through. Thin body, not very drinkable. I'm not a big fan of brown ales to begin with, but this one was just flat-out poorly made.

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Photo of DuffDaddy
1.75/5  rDev -54.1%

Photo of ascags
2/5  rDev -47.5%

Photo of joe5
2.23/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

They keep calling this "...perfectly balanced..." Sorry, not. There are too many flavors and things going on w/this beer (read the desc below...you kidding me?) to pull off...and they proved it. I like Legends but this beer is highly overrated by most; don't get the appeal at all. I tried it recently for the first time in a long time...will probably be my last. It just doesn't work.

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2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

Photo of stevoj
2.47/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Draft at Yard House-Springfield. Normal looking pour, faint aroma, then goes horribly wrong in the taste. Metallic bitterness, cola sweetness. Not sure what this is supposed to be, but not very good. No drains nearby....

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Photo of VeganUndead
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of hdf561
2.63/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had on draft in legend brewery pint glass at the halligan bar and grill short pump location.

Very dark almost black color, maybe some minimal brown but more black.

Smell some Carmel nutty notes

Taste Carmel, nut

Mouth feel surprisingly smooth heavy finish but drinkable

Overall a decent beer from a local RVA brewery...not tailgater and not to complex just a solid offering

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Photo of pentathlete
2.7/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer was a dissapointment for me. Ordered it with a sandwich. In the low lighting it appeared a true brown color with no head or lacing on the pint glass. Smell was barely perceptible with some maltiness showing up. Taste starts out like a typical brown ale then the aftertaste ruins it for me. In an effort to be bitter it merely comes across annoying like a kid trying to get a attention by acting up rather than just saying "excuse me." I found the aftertaste distracting and it discounted any hope I had for this beer. Mouthfeel was about right, not quite full, but coating the palate up front. I left about a third of this in the glass.

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2.74/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of ONUMello
2.94/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Chesnut brown color with a solid 1+ finger head
S: Toasted grain; not much else going on
T: Again some toasted grain and nuttiness.
M: A bit thin, light bodied but smooth.
O: Not bad but at the same time fairly meh.

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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Brown Ale from Legend Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 494 ratings