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Brown Ale | Legend Brewing Co.

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485 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:
#14,656
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
485
pDev:
12.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
99
Trade:
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Ratings: 485 |  Reviews: 159
Photo of nwatson
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mrterdferguson
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a dark ruby red color with a nice opacity in spite of its shade. I think the head is quite beautiful, a one finger light khaki shade that retains itself in a consistent manner. Lacing is good, as well.

S: Surprisingly peppery - the black pepper component is pretty strong here. Beneath that lies some pleasant nuttiness (I'd say something along the lines of pecan and almond) and even a touch of lemongrass. A bit strange in its construction, but not offputting.

T: The nut flavor is what dominates, first and foremost. Afterwards, the nuttiness will roll into a slight tartness. The finish has a balanced bitterness, keeping the sweetness in check without becoming harsh. A vague cream flavor is on the aftertaste - creating the suggestion that this seems well layered, if not complex. Very, very good, and much better than what the aroma suggested.

M: Creamy smooth at first, before finishing clean and dry. Carbonation could be toned down ever so faintly. Otherwise, the general feel of the palate is quite pleasant, avoiding the excess chalkiness prevalent in some browns.

O: I admit, this one caught me off guard a bit. Aromatically, it's not much cop, but the flavor and texture helps compensate. Very good in general.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

Photo of JMB
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - dark brown and thick appearance, frothy head that gathers on the glass, good looking amber

T - somewhat malty with a mix of sweet and slightly bitter, ends nicely with a hidden hint of bitterness, subtle caramel

M - hearty and smooth, satisfying

O - enjoyable ale that does not overwhelm, taste is sweet yet subtle at the end

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Photo of JWing
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Guden
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Medium dark brown with a little haze. A big off white head fades to a finger that hangs around.

S- A little pecan with a big toffee smell and a bit of toast. There's also a hint of sour tang.

T- Like the smell there's a nutty and toffee mix. There's a very woody finish with a light sweetness and again that hard to place tang.

M- Medium in body and low in carbonation, lets the flavors play but also go down easy.

O- I like this one. The sour tangy flavor is hard to place but it plays well with the nuttiness and it's definitely an easy drinker.

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3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into my large Duvel tulip, Legend's Brown Ale is a murky brown with an off-white head leaving scattered lace.

Smell is fairly rich, toffee, and a little charred roast.

Taste is malty, nougat, a touch nutty. A little herbal hop snap, earthy, but little bitterness and really none of the char I picked up on the nose.

Mouthfeel is slippery, light bodied.

Drinkability is ok, a little to much like a milky way candy bar for my taste, I tired of the sweetness quickly. The fairly high ABV is well hidden though.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mckenziac
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass.

Appearance: Pours a rich, dark brown color. Has a small, foamy head that dissipates quickly down to a small cap that leaves some spotty lacing.

Smell: Smells strongly of caramel, nuts, and earthy hops.

Taste: Mildly hoppy with caramel malts, nuts, and a strong coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and crisp.

Overall: A fairly average brown ale. A bit of a sentimental favorite because it's semi-local and definitely something I wouldn't mind having again.

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Brown Ale from Legend Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 485 ratings
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