Brown Ale | Legend Brewing Co.

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477 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
Ratings:
477
Reviews:
158
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
89
For Trade:
1
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Photo of godawgs
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tsewong
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Legend Brown Ale is one of my absolute favorite brown ales. Plenty of malty character with a touch of hoppiness - beautifully balanced. The warm, inviting color coupled with a light tan head makes a very pleasing presentation. The aroma is sublimely malty with a slight chocolatey note and a hint of hop aroma. The hop presence in the flavor effectively supports the maltiness for a very well-balanced brown ale.

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Photo of vandemonian
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Legend Brown Ale looks great in the glass. It has a red-brown colour and an excellent 1cm head that is maintaned by high carbonation. This beer has a big malty smell. The flavour is similarly malty with a coffee aftertaste. The alcohol is noticeable too. This beer feels great in the mouth: very thick and carbonated.

Malterrific!

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Photo of boston2bburg
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Three plus fingers of creamy head, dense bubbles slowly settling, leaving 1/4" of head over the mahogany-amber body. For all the froth, lacing is minimal.

Watermelon, yeast, bubble gum on the nose. Fruity, malty, refreshing and light, but complex.

Fruity, candied malts up front, while light citrus hops provide a dry finish, and round out the malts.

Mouthfeel is spot on for a brown. Wet at first and dry on the finish.

Easy drinker, sits well. Perfect with some hot dogs watching the afternoon ballgame.

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Photo of BeerSox
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber into nonic.

Clear deep brown hue that turns to a mahogany color when held up to the light, with a thick and frothy two finger head that slowly settles to a thin even cap. Patches of solid lacing.

Light malt aromas, consisting of some walnut and a little it of brown sugar.

Soft nutty malt flavors with a touch of roastiness. A touch of caramel is in the background. Toward the end a little bit of hop bitterness comes in, with very little flavor from them. Full bodied. Some of the burnt flavors linger for a bit.

This is a solid Brown Ale that isn't too watery, and isn't exactly like a Porter, which is something that's hard to find sometimes. Good solid flavors, with just a touch of complexity. Recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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Photo of rjp217
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of simarda
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Nice upfront caramel flavor. Roasty. Light.

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Photo of Raiders757
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Fantasy_Draught
4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Bru-Dog
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spiceboy
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Currently my 6th favorite beer is this English Brown Ale brewed in Richmond, VA. I've only had it in a bottle, so I look forward to trying it on Draft;)

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Photo of avgjoseph
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Brown Ale from Legend Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 477 ratings.
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