Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Winter White | Legend Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Winter WhiteWinter White
77 Ratings
Winter WhiteWinter White

Brewed by:
Legend Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of teromous
2.47/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Hazy golden color. Very modest carbonation visible in the beer, with very little head on top. The few bubbles of head are white, and leave no lacing.

S: Some clove-like scents come through, along with some very very faint flower scent. Pretty unimpressive.

T: Some clove in the taste as well, along with a cardboard-like taste, very faint but present grain character. Some banana in the aftertaste.

M: The mouthfeel is rather smooth and creamy, but could use a lot more carbonation.

O: Overall I wasn't impressed with the beer at all. It's below average for a wit, and seemed very one dimensional. It's very likely that I'm drinking this beer a bit to late in the season. I wouldn't buy it again, but I will have to pick it up and try it again next year to compare. Still, I was disheartened by the severe lack of carbonation. I would get one bubble here, another there...

 879 characters

Photo of Nolynylon
2.62/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bubseymour
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of Burleigh
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of ordybill
2.91/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- I catch hints of coriander, wheat and malt a sweet smell.
Appearance- A dark amber color with a small white head
Taste- The beer has a sweet flavor but it has an odd aftertaste that i found rather off putting.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with light carbonation. the aftertaste hurts this beer in my opinion.
Overall- i found this to be an average to slightly below average brew.

 432 characters

Photo of stckhndlr
2.99/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A- Dark straw color with a foamy finger and a half of foam. Plenty of carbonation flowing up the sides of the glass. it's like a dark champagne.

S- Cloves and honey, with a bit of yeast. Nothing fancy, just straight forward smells

T- Yeast flavor with spice on the end, It's nothing overpowering, Makes it very drinkable.

M- Creamy but not overcarbonated as I would have guessed. Smooth on the palate.

O- It's nothing to write home about but it still a good beer. Even now in April it's still very drinkable.

 512 characters

Photo of BlueRidgeBeerHound
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of VirginiaJeff1
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of aaronblain22
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of RollTide7
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of joegard
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of WMEugene
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy golden color with a thick head that slowly dissipates to a thin layer. Pretty good lacing for the style.

S - Yeast, fruits (banana), spices, it has a nice Belgian Wit smell to it.

T - Spice and banana flavors. A bit sweet. Not as complex as the nose in all honesty. Fairly average for the style.

M - Surprisingly medium bodied, this is thicker than I expect a wit to be. Crisp and sweet up front, it leaves a spice-centered aftertaste. Per the style, this drinks easy.

O - I found Legend's Winter White to be a fairly decent take on the witbier style. Nothing blows you away, but it's a nice, drinkable wit that I'd have again if I was in the mood for an easy-drinker.

 690 characters

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of JasonTaverner
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of JoeCorleone
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tpitty23
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Raiders757
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of perclee
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Mattyb79
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of themegamancave
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of bruindre
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of davet100
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Winter White from Legend Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 77 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.