Legend Brewing Co.

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Legend Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
Ranked #146
Ranked #18,114
3.86 | pDev: 10.62%
Dec 31, 2020
Dec 23, 2003
Very Good
Notes: Six Months of aging brings a soft smoothness to this sweet, complex ale. The result is a “sipping beer” that doesn’t seem like one. By this we mean that Legend Tripel is a deceptively strong beer to be shared with friends and family in celebration and moderation. Legend Tripel is brewed on a Belgian abbey style yeast strain which imparts combinations including banana, clove, apple, pear, even bubblegum. Serve with mild cheeses, roasted pork or turkey.
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Rated: 4.06 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Dec 31, 2020
Rated: 4 by wilfonzo from Florida

Oct 25, 2019
Rated: 3.6 by RBorsato from Virginia

Oct 23, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by robebo44 from Virginia

Dec 29, 2017
Rated: 3.95 by andypark from Georgia

Jul 18, 2016
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured a clear orange body with minimal head and a candi sugar/yeast dominated aroma as I don't get much in discerning aromas of fruits or malts or spice. The yeast keeps the beer smooth and fluffy, some candi sugar sweetness along with touches of tropical fruits make for a sweeter beer; minimal malts and citric hops keep beer sweeter than usual and the booze is hidden so has an easy finish as spices are mute in this beer. Not bad, a little simplistic, hit my sweet tooth so can't complain.
Jan 22, 2016
Rated: 4.01 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Dec 09, 2015
Rated: 3.99 by Boone757 from Virginia

Nov 13, 2015
Rated: 4 by Scott_McCool from Florida

Jul 27, 2015
Rated: 3.79 by julielynndubee from Virginia

Jul 20, 2015
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Reviewed by arizcards from North Carolina

3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had on tap at the brewpub today. Pretty decent representation of the style. Had the fresh version which I was catching notes of bubble gum initially and later pepper - lively on the palate. Had a 5 ounce sample of the 2010 bottled version at this was primarily pear based -carbonation was much less with this versus 2015. Not bad but prefer the 2015 version.
May 11, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by Bru-Dog from Virginia

Jan 05, 2015
Rated: 4 by Cpastor1119 from Ohio

Aug 02, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Beershack from Virginia

Jul 13, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by CycleHops from Ohio

Jul 10, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by joegard from Virginia

Jul 08, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Jun 24, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by McBraniel from Virginia

May 26, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by HuntDaddy540 from District of Columbia

May 08, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by atrocity from Virginia

Apr 29, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by VCUgrad from Virginia

Apr 08, 2014
Rated: 4 by JWillieNelson13 from Virginia

Dec 29, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by tabascosigned from Virginia

Aug 16, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Jul 23, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Jul 17, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by AlexFields from Tennessee

Jun 03, 2013
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Reviewed by Rifugium from North Dakota

2.96/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
First had: on tap at Legend

Tripels are probably my least favorite style of beer, so I usually approach with caution. This one was not bad. Hazy light amber pour with a small white head. Aroma of pale malts, Belgian yeast, light fruity esters, Bazooka Joe. Taste of pale malts, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, pear, banana, green pepper. Light-medium body, and okay overall. Nothing I'd go back for.
May 25, 2013
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I have had several good American Tripels. This is one of them, Pours a hazy golden amber color into my Chimay goblet. Delicately bubbly white head, average retention for a Tripel, no lacing to speak of.

Aroma has all the basics. Light fruit, grapes and pears, cloves, pepper, a little candi sugar and good Belgian yeast.

Tastes very good. The light fruit from the aroma is joined by some banana in the taste. Sweetness is up front. Spices are just right.

Tripels are known for hiding the alcohol behind a rich smoothness. This one is no exception. A little alcohol burn...very mild. The rest is a sweet, spicy, yeasty delight.

Very good take on a Tripel. I would drink this one again, any time.
Apr 16, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by drt72 from Virginia

Mar 09, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by e30todamax from Virginia

Nov 30, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by Steimie from Michigan

Nov 04, 2012
Rated: 4 by JWing from Virginia

Nov 03, 2012
Rated: 2 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Apr 24, 2012
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Reviewed by Loveyourbeer from Virginia

4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured out of a bottle into a snifter.
A: pours yellow-amber with a moderate head. Saved the last to collect the yeast. Nice and cloudy with a little carbonation.
S: smells sweet but not overpowering. Some banana.
T: starts sweet and full but ends with some zip, some tang.
M: smooth, some lingering light bitterness.
O: I really like this beer. The high ABV doesn't come through when drinking. Will probably hit me later. Very nice belgian style.
Jan 29, 2012
Rated: 4 by perclee from Massachusetts

Jan 29, 2012
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Reviewed by capno from Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
After seeing several reviews for this noble quaff I feel compelled to comment. First, this is a seasonal brew from a local (and well-established) brewpub. As such, an all-inclusive review is not appropriate. Like any seasonal, some years are better than others.
My first encounter was in 2007, and the beer was amazing. Crisp, with a fruity nose and palate. Not much bitterness, and the alcohol was evident only if sought. Head was minimal (the tap draw or an emergent property of the beer?). What sold me on this brew was that the brewmaster held back a keg or two until the following year, affording me the opportunity to taste a year-old aging. Maybe the best beer of this type I have ever tasted! Any sharpness or edge had mellowed over the year. I buy it every year, and it always performs well. I still have a bottle from 2009 awaiting the right moment. The most recent vintage (2010) was commensurate with that first tasting. But I'm saving some of those as well.
And by the way, I believe they spell it "Tripel".
Apr 25, 2011
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Reviewed by CuriousMonk from District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Interesting nose for style. Berries, honey, some banana, alcohol, and sweet, spicy yeast is light. Pours hazy golden with a short lived fizzy soda pop head. The flavor is also has note of berry, vanilla, moderate tart alcohol, medium sweetness throughout and some banana/bubblegum yeast notes. Carbonation level is rather light and it should be a touch sweeter, but it is an interesting take and not overdone like many american belgians.
Feb 04, 2011
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Reviewed by ncaudle from Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
poured from tap into tulip at brewery.

pours a amber/orangish with just the faintist of head, leaving no lacing.

clove dominates the nose with a touch of sweetness. spices, mellow fruit and that Belgian funk round out the taste.

perfect level of carbonation compliments the light body. an easy drinker.
Dec 11, 2010
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Reviewed by Justin23060 from Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
2010 Batch

Probably the highest quality Legend I've sampled to date. Nice hazey golden/orange not much lacing. Great clove taste. I'd say it's up there with La Fin du Mond (perhaps even better). The only thing that might keep me from getting again is the price at $16/4 pack.
Dec 05, 2010
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