Brown Ale | Legend Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Legend Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States

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

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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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4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

wow just wow my mother in law pick this up in virgina dam she can pick good beers out. just a great tasting beer a very sexy brown ale in a glass, brown , very little head smells boozy but its not and the taste is wonderful find this beer and bring it home just wonderful

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter directly from a 12 oz. bottle.

A - Off white one finger head, decent lacing, and a beautiful reddish-mohogany hue.

S - Aroma of a predominately toffee note, light on the hop but a good sweet malt.

T - Probably one of my most visited beers. I almost always keep this on hand. Definitely my favorite beer of their line and well deserved. Sweet malt with toffee and caramel notes, finishes clean not bitter, very slightly earthy.

M - Very balanced, again finishes very clean.

Overall: One of my favorites. As a devout fan of Brown Ales this almost always is my first choice. Everyone has one brew that they cannot simply pass up. This one happens to be mine.

Happy brewing.

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