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The brewers of Legend are very proud to bring you our latest seasonal offering, a small batch experimental beer that we are now sure will find it’s slot in the yearly lineup. This is a strong Belgian Ale coming in at 11.4% abv. Legend Quad was brewed in honor of our fifteenth anniversary of brewing, and we think this beer is certainly worthy of carrying with it the burden of a celebratory status. Quad Stats: Malts: 2- Row Barley Malt, Flaked Wheat, Belgian Aromatic, Caramel, and “Special B” malts for a beefy body and a slick muscular structure to act as a balance and complement for the chosen yeast. Expect a strong sweet malty nose, flavors of caramel, buttered toast, and dried fruit (raisins, apricots). The “feel” of this beer is substantial while not going in the direction of overly hefty (cloying sweetness). You will find an oily viscosity necessary to deliver the desired flavors, balanced by a slight dryness in the finish. Hops: “Noble” hops were utilized almost exclusively for balance. There is very little hop presence in the aroma or flavor of this beer. German Tettenanger and Hallertau bring a check to the malt sweetness and an accent to the yeast spiciness. Hops take the back seat here. The Quad is all about malt and yeast. Yeast: It is important, when brewing a Belgian beer, to choose appropriate malt and hop varieties. The yeast strain used for fermentation, however, is the absolute critical element. The yeast makes this beer what it is. Our Belgian Trappist strain offers aromas and flavors of complex fruitiness without the banana and bubble gum that our Trippel yeast strain provides. There is also an herbal note much like sweet basil. The magic of this special beer certainly lies in the interplay between the yeast and malt, and this mixed fruit/herbal strain makes love in the glass to our authentic malt varieties in a way that could even make a surly brewer get a little red faced! Fifteen years of brewing Richmond’s favorite beer has been an honor. The love we brewers have gotten over the years for our standard beers and seasonals has been rewarding. We are proud and humbled to offer our Belgian Quadruple as one of our finest…from the Legend Brewers to you, Cheers! Legend Quad will be available on draft only at the Legend Pub and select accounts.
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