Lager | Legend Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A step above mass produced lager beers, Legend Lager offers the comfort of easy drinkability while also bringing a depth of flavor due to our use of 100% barley malt, yeilding a pure, bright malt flavor and a medium body. Modest hopping and cool fermentation temperatures make for a smooth character and a clean finish.

Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 12-30-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
141
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
15.09%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sludgeman
3.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of blackie
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: pours one finger of thick foam over a straw golden beer, good retention at first - eventually settling to a thin layer and ring

s: body of pale german malts, mostly clean but a touch nutty, perhaps a blend of pils and vienna, mild herbal hops, buttery biscuit - typical of Legend in my experience - but relatively tame here compared to some of their other offerings, still...I wish they could get rid of it in the lagers at least

m: soft carbonation on the low side of medium, body is light without being thin

t: standard lager malts - mostly clean with a dose of nuttiness and offering only a light flavor, diacetyl not totally offensive but it's out of place given the subtle context - artificial butter flavor carries into the finish, mild hop flavor and bitterness, soft overall but crisps up a touch in the finish, okay

d: easy enough, but certainly hindered by the diacetyl

$2.99 bomber from Farm Fresh, Hampton, VA

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Photo of Boto
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draught @ Brewpub: This one poured a pale golden color. There was a small white head that left no lacing. There was almost no aroma. Faint malt and a bit of grassy or earthy hops. The taste is OK, but very unexciting. A step up from commercial lagers, but not a big step. It is pretty well executed. Not bad for just a cold one.

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Photo of HattedClassic
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A little too malty for a lager. Slight hop notes in the taste but not a lot. The smell and taste seem to be mainly barley malt. The body is a bit right if not a tad heavy.

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Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of JayQue
3.78/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lagers are not the most exciting style in the world, but good ones should be noted. Legend Lager pours a clear dark gold with a nice pillowy white head that slowly recedes. Leaves a good heavy lacing on the glass. Smell is nothing that notable. Taste is pretty good, sharp and crisp but not much of either a malty or hops taste.

Mouthfeel was pretty good, not at all light or watery. Drinkability was excellent. Swilling a bunch of these on a hot day would be very nice.

A good summertime or session beer.

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Photo of ncaudle
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of lillitnn92
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of dsshuck
3.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaswilson2
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of Metalmonk
3.99/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This one is extremely interesting, considering it's classified as an Amercian Macro Lager. Definitely not like any beer in the style that I've ever had.

Pours a big fluffy 3-inch head, which gets rocky and settles to about an inch for the duration. Medium carbonation with a golden body.

Smell? Yes, it does! This is one of the most unique aromas of any beer. It smells like a freshly opened box of Fiddle-Faddle: corn, nuts, butter, sugar and caramel. It's wild, compelling and a little weird.

Malt dominates what tastes like corn adjuncts, but the malt also works well with the strong wheaty heft. Some caramel in the flavor too. With a buttery mouthfeel that coats the mouth, this is the beer-world equivalent of waffles with maple syrup and butter.

A good lager that carries its own weight. You might even consider it dessert-y, and you can't say that about many lagers. I wouldn't always be in the mood for this, but it's a cool and unique interpretation of the style.

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Photo of JMUbrewz
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Hanzo
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of rorjets
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear golden with a rocky off-white head. The aroma has lots of butter, smooth minimally toasted pale malt, odd fruitiness and some plastic. Medium body with mild carbonation. The flavor starts with some sour fruit, funked up maltiness and light tartness. The finish is very medicinal and off-sourness.

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Photo of Hojaminbag
4.35/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale yellow body, translucent. Small white head that manages to leave some lacing on my glass.

Smells of pale lager malts with a some floral hops.

This is a great lager. Lots of pale malts come into play, but hops dominate the flavor. Floral flavors with a touch of citrus. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp.

Very drinkable beer. I drank several of these in a sitting and loved them. As far as American Macro Lagers go, this is the best I've had.

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Photo of Onenote81
2.99/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. Pours a deep transparent gold. Lots of bubbles rising through this, feeding the 2-finger width head. Aromas of wet grains, sugar cookies, lemon rind.

Crisp, clean mouth. Easy drinking, though this actually feels a bit heavier than expected. Sweet beer right off, bready flavors, some husk, and a touch of citrus noted. There's an odd flavor I can't place. Whatever it is, it make me think twice about having many of these on hand. There's so many better clean lighter beers I could get. Probably won't revisit this one.

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Photo of CrellMoset
3.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Legend Lager, on tap at the Brewpub. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Arrives a pale translucent straw gold, replete with relatively large-bubbled and relatively quick effervescence. Only a thin and delicate but uniform ring of lace and a light surface dusting remain by the time this one arrives, but it looks like it initially sported a half finger or so of good pale, snow white head. Inviting.

Aroma: This beer's weakest aspect - even extreme agitation exposes very little. A few pale, empty malt notes, slightly husky, are about all that's goin' on here. 2.5

Taste: A simple, sweet beer, very pale, with a few traditional "lager"-esque off notes that I would normally think suggest skunkiness, but not here - maybe additives, or a fermentation temperature that's too high. Not a lot of hop flavor at all, and the off flavor detracts from the refreshing nature of this brew.

Mouthfeel: Thin and with plenty of bright, crisp effervescence that makes for a slightly creamy, slightly bold mouth. A faint film detracts slightly.

Drinkability: Drinkable, sure, but it something I'd choose to drink? There are better crafted and more flavorful lawnmower beers out there, though I gotta give the home state props, I suppose. Worth a try.

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Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Mattyb79
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Jimmys
3.94/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: bright gold. i haven't seen a head die that fast in a while. it was white and bubbly for a minute and now there is a slight rim of carbonation.

S: a mild sweetness. a bit corn like. a slight spicy hop component.

T: a strong sweet, malt component. a low hop presence. great balance. very dry finish.

M: light body with a medium carbonation.

D: a light, super drinkable beer. dont be fooled by the unicorn! good stuff inside.

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Photo of robebo44
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Lager from Legend Brewing Co.
3.38 out of 5 based on 141 ratings.
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