Winter White | Legend Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Get ready for a winterized version of a classic Belgian Witbier (white beer). Legend Winter White starts with a blend of Belgian malts and wheat in the mash for a rich, sweet body and tangy crispness. Spicy hops blend in the boil with coriander and orange peel. During fermentation these flavors combine harmonically with a Belgian Trappist yeast strain (banana, pear bubblegum). The creamy mouthfeel of this unique unfiltered winter warmer pairs well with salads, seafood, poultry and pork dishes.

Added by beer2day on 12-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
77
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
11.99%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow, this is a keeper, stocker upper, keep arounder, gotta have. The mouthfeel on this one is awesome. What a treat. A solid Witbier from Legend. Their beers share a kinship and are rich and full of flavor. However I have no other Witbier to compare it to. I have no problem clearing the shelf and sharing this one with my fellow beer lovers.

Way to go Legend!

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

This is easily the best of Legend's regular stable of beers, albeit a seasonal beer in this case. It tastes somewhat like a Hefe, with a nice Belgian yeast undercurrent. It's spicy, flavorful and sessionable. Sticking to the local Richmond, VA market, this is more flavorful than its younger cousin Hardywood Singel, even though it's more than 2% lower in ABV. Very underappreciated beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.19/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vainosuomi
4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: golden yelow, slightly cloudy, creamy head
Smell: Yeast, spice
Taste: Sweet wheat malts, yeast, spicy hops, and a little fruity (mostly banana).
Feel: Medium carbonation, medium bodied, fresh and crisp

The sweet, spicy, and fruity flavors all balance very well.

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4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Shaker pint. No freshness date. Single received as part of a beer exchange with friends.

A: Dusky golden with 1-2 fingers of foamy light-beige head with decent retention and a few scraps of lace around the top of the glass.

S: Banana, orange peel, grainy pilsner malt, honey, and bubble gum

T: A really flavorful winter white ale that challenges Bells' version in terms of quality. Lightly sweet grainy, bready malt with wheaty tanginess up front with bubble gum and banana esters with just the slightest hint of alcohol presence. Hops are herbal and floral, very light in comparison to the yeast esters. The bitterness is low. There is a fair amount of orange citrus bite in the finish, but only get a slight amount of spice, which I am glad about, mainly coriander and clove.

M: Thick witbier feel, not as light as some wits but this has a bit more body and bite for the winter.

O: A well-executed beer by Legend. THis is really one of the best quality brews I have had from them in a while. Look for this and their Imperial IPA.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Winter White from Legend Brewing Co.
3.67 out of 5 based on 77 ratings.
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