Winter White | Legend Brewing Co.

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Winter WhiteWinter White
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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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of token_23223
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of fishguyac
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | 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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Photo of 88caprice
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall, a great wit. A fair rep of the style and a solid brew I'd try again.

A peachy, dark yellow brew with decent lacing. Nice level of cloudiness. Has a characteristic Belgian yeast smell with some sweet citrus-like high notes. The first taste had a sweet pop like cotton candy (calm down, it's true!), but it thankfully disappeared immediately. There's a spice zing, followed by that tart wheat bite, and it finishes yeasty, almost lemony, and pleasant. I'm not getting any of that lingering unpleasant tart/bitter taste that the style can sometimes have. Great tingly carbonation and fairly smooth mouthfeel.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. The color is somewhere between orange and dark yellow. Smells like most Wit beers. Nice balanced taste. Not too heavy on the spices. Legends brews some good beer and this is one of them.

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Photo of JoeCorleone
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nolynylon
2.62/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fitz284
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Barleycorn
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
2.91/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

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Photo of Bruesday
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of zp6167a
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of billab914
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Crazyale
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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3.56/5  rDev -3%

Photo of smakawhat
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Hoegaarden glass.

A deep pale amber and quite brown chestnut body. Slightly cloudy, but with lots of visible carbonation making it's way up to a creamy head. Simple two finger head, solid white with a creamy appearance if a little small. This is a real dark witbier I must say.

Nice aromatic hints of corriander and cardamom like spices. Sweet notes and quite a big estery brew going on here. Sensing classic like candi sugar but with not much else going on. A real impressive aroma, but a bit big on the sweet side.

The sweet spice notes of clove, cardamom and sugars really come forth on the palate on first sip. Big booming almost dry hot brown spice all over, large and inviting. Has a big sensing feel of a winter warmer, but with less boozy character. Some controlled sweetness but not too large, but grabbing into minty and large menthol aftertaste.

Looses some classic witbier character in the mix but comes off as quite a unique beer, with a huge candy cane like aroma. Probably a solid Christmas beer ironically for the time, but doesn't really remind me of a witbier so much.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.92/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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