jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2005 Picture perfect pour - deep golden with a thick white head. The second half of the bomber shows tons of tiny floating particles. Aroma is herbal, floral and grassy. There’s also a hint of sourness in the nose. The taste also includes the qualities in the aroma plus chech saaz hops, grains, lemon and some sweet maltiness. Bitter bite on the back end which lingers. Mouthfeel is great on this one - very smooth and creamy, not as much carbonation as in other pilsners. Great lacework and head retention. Recommended.
zathrus13 (1667) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours yellow/gold. Floral aroma, with hops and corn as well. Malt and hops in the flavor, with light to medium body that has a bite. Pretty good...
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color with a tall fluffy white head. Full aroma of both herbal and floral hops; different, but intriguing. Mild pale malt in the backdrop. Lightly grainy malt with flavors of mild lemon grass and some dry spice. Seems a bit closer to a dort than a pils. Full malt flavors with a mild acidic bite. Looking at the range of ratings it looks like there could be some packaging faults present. Reminds me of Bürgerbräu Wolnzacher Hell. Thanks to Jeffc666 for this brew.
kujo9 (1091) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Lasting white head ona lightly hazed golden body. Immediate nose of DMS/corn. Lightly grainy malt & faint floral hop. Hints of diacetyl, gets stronger as is warms. Flavor is grainy malt w/ a very light diacetyl. Well balanced; finish is on the lighlty malt flavored side w/ some corn sweetness. Dry, somewhat astringent m/f, higher carbonation & lighter, but not watery body. Unfortunately DMS dominates this one! There is some grainy malt and it’s not a bad pilsner, but not a great one either.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
To get it over with right up front, this is a marvelous pilsner. Bright gold, huge head, puffy and creamy. Smells crisp and a bit hoppy, some sweetness. Flavor has a great initial fruity burst, excellent hops for a good bite, malts at the finish have a beautiful toasty, vaguely nutty finish. Crisp. Really good stuff, one of the best pilsners I’ve ever run into.
CamdenD (1028) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2005 Just like other Legend Beers, the pilsener is big and hoppy. This extremely crisp beer is a bit lighter than their IPA, but at ~6% it holds its own in bigness. Great aromas and wonderful crispness make this beer a pleasure to drink.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2004 Updated 8/29/04 - Clear golden body topped by a dense white head. Lacing is excellent. Big grassy hop aroma, smells a little bit like their non-traditional IPA. Very clean and crisp flavor profile, grassy hops are well-balanced by just enough malty sweetness. Medium bodied. Not exactly a traditional pils but a wonderful beer regardless. These guys know what they are doing.
DocLock (7225) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bomber. I was very impressed with this pilsner. Poured gold with good white head. Aroma of malt, hops, some honey, and slight chardonnay. Tastes malty, with a nice hit of honey, slight hops, and crisp smoothness at the finish. This is an excellent pils. I have been very impressed with all the Legend beers that I have tried.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at brewery: Golden hue with a small frothy white head but little lace. Aroma hints of light bread, grains, hayfield, floral hops, tangerine, grape, and bubble gum. Crisp lager with a forefront of acidic and bitter nature, neither is aggressive however. The same taste through the finish, light malt undertone. Light-bodied with a dry and lively mouthfeel, then a bit metallic and chalky feel on the finish. Not very traditional in it's delevery but still easy to drink. The feel and aftertaste is a draw back.
Braudog (5391) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light and golden with a staying head. Good active look and smooth. Czechy and lightly hopped. Decent pils.