Dinobrown (46) - Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden color with sizable off-white head. Strong hop aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, and grain. The flavor is sharp with bitting hops. There is strong caramel malt that relaxes the hops but it is slightly out of balance. Still one of my favorite Legend staples.
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[ Bottled ; chilled ; dates are unknown ]
A mostly diminishing average fizzy white head tops up a muddy medium orange body. Moderate lacing. Few thin particles. Few small bubbles. Bottle conditioned. Aroma presents malt being moderate grain /caramel while hops are moderate citrusy ... Yeast character is heavy dough. Also, there are evident evocations of sulfur and roten acidic fruits. Initial flavor is moderate sour/citrus while development leads to phenolic impressions. Finish is medium Light to medium body... oily texture... Soft carbonation...
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma:good hopy nose,tangerine,grapefruit....
Appearance:Light hazy amber,small head...
Flavor:light sour flavor,exotic fruit,bitterness...
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Any first impressions?
-A lofty head settles over the muddy orange.
-Tropical fruit, wooden hops and caramel malt are bothered by an oncoming pickle juice.
-Citrus fruitiness from the hops and tartness from the yeast farts. Something’s amiss.
-The lively carbonation offers a frothy mouthfeel.
What if you dig digger?
-There is no way to tell on the bottle, but this one must not be young.
-Some saltiness in the back recalls Gose.
-The leafy, citrusy hoppiness, which could be very pleasant, is diseased. Rampant wilderness mocks it.
-I hope these guys figure out what’s happening to their bottles. Their interesting recipes (Imperial Pale Ale, Doppelbock, and now this) are destroyed by time, an obvious sign of earlier problems in the process.
Bottle; no date!
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle-conditioned, orange hued covered by a fully diminishing off-white head. Peppery, fruity nose full of tropical fruits, highly yeasty with full on sourdough nuances. It speaks of problems, but ceteris paribus, I find it quite appealing. In mouth, it grows quite catastrophic. I’ll be happy to give a go at a fresher sample, but since the whole range of legend we’ve tried showed drastic poor aging issues, I guess it has to be said they ought to be drunk as soon as possible. Possible yeast autolysis in this particular example where a sulphuric character chimes in with the gummy, citric fruits to lead us into a long lasting tart and phenolic/medicinal finish. Light-medium bodied, highly effervescent, airy textured.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
London Gathering Nov 05: Bitter, and unfortunately over the top. Unbalanced and far too bitter. Sharp and tart.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2009 On cask at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 08/28/2008. Cask conditioned and dry hopped with cascade. Cloudy orange body with a small frothy off-white head. Sweet caramel and cascade aroma. Very sweet raw word flavor with some caramel and cascade. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation. 7/3/7/4/15 - 3.6
From the brewpub at the 12th aniversary party. Clear amber color with a thin white head. Mild hoppy aroma with hints of sweet malt. Nice floral hops flavor with a bitter hops aftertaste. 6/4/8/3/14 - 3.5
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden color, nice ivroy head. Malts and hops are the most noticiable in the aroma. Great pines and hops in the taste. Very sharop yet clean ending.
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. Bottle and tap. Definitely the best effort in Legend’s standard line-up, this beer seems to have taken the IPA out of the former "Golden IPA" (now Golden Ale). The beer pours a light copper straw with a very oily, sturdy head. The hop aroma is quite nice, tending more towards the herbal than floral. Nice, if somewhat intense bitterness on finish with almost enough malt structure to back it up. My only complaint would be with the consistant musty note I detect in Legend’s malt used throughout many of their beer varieties.
radagast83 (5606) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. Bottle. Could it be that my beer is fresh (as it only is traveling around 75 miles to get here), and thus is kept cool like the bottle says throughout the trip? Very hoppy flavor, citrus aroma. Not too overpowering, quite nice.