Swans Legacy Ale 20th Anniversary Edition

Formerly brewed at Swans Brewpub
Style: BarleyWine / WheatWine / RyeWine
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Enjoy the newest addition to our many award winning beers available year round; the Legacy Ale 20th Anniversary Edition aged on Oak and Spanish orange peel. A formidible & robust ale of complex character. It is a barley wine style ale, meant to be sipped and savoured. At 10% alc/vol it is sure to warm your soul on a cold winter’s day. Try some Legacy Ale on tap in our Brewpub or purchase Legacy Ale in bottles from Swans Cold Beer & Wine Shoppe.

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Ferris (23113) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2009 - Sweet caramel notes and ketchup. Cloudy brown. Sweetish, plum and prune with a light body. Sweet and a bit of cardboard, but OK.

Torontoblue (104) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
330ml bottle, dated 2009. Poured into a small snifter. Murky brown pour, zero head. Big aromas of yeast, malt loaf, alcohol soaked rasins, orange marmalade, burnt sugar & wood, with a slight medicinal aroma, too. Very sweet tasting, dark sugars, oranges, herbal/spicy hops, sweet malts, Fair amount of bitterness adds to the medium bodied, thick, sticky palate. Subtle carbonation like a cask ale. Finish is bitter sweet, like a fine thick cut Seville orange marmalade. Alcohol hidden very well.

GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Poured a a slightly hazy brown-orange color. The head was off white and consisted of thin soap bubbles. Smelled of molasses, dates, corn, and hay. Medium bodied and sweet with a mild warming alcohol effect. Distinct brown sugar, toffee, wood chip, and fruit cake flavors.

Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2011
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours cloudy gold/orange with a white dissipating head. Aroma citrus fruits, oak, grain, orange peel. Flavour of biscuit, grain, citrus fruits. Mildly sweet, with a pleasantly bitter hoppy aftertaste

mcberko (30216) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2011
355mL bottle, pours hazy orangey gold. Aroma of apple juice, butterscotch and candied sugar. Flavour is dominantly apple juice, sugar, butterscotch and some barrel-like notes. On par with the regular one.

meerbier (1473) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2010
[email protected], aged for about 18 months. Very strong flavoured, loads of hops, malts and all kinds of spices/herbs. Also very fruity and very complex.

FourJ (50) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2010
Pours reddish brown with very minimal head. Strong spicy aroma and flavour (spicy orange, nutmeg, oak, etc). Not as thick body as I would have expected. Alcohol hidden decently well, but not at all "warming". Would serve well to age for a few more years.

Bov (14985) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 3, 2010
courtesy of fiulijn - hazy amber-brown colour with a poor foam left; aroma of almonds and prunbes; pretty hoppy; full-bodied with a sweet malt backbone; a decent bitterness and a long malty fruity (cherry and prune) finish - sumptuous

jonas (11302) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2010
At Swans. Berry and wood aroma. Dark red, low head. Dry wooden, light phenolic flavor. Medium body, slick mouthfeel extremely dry on the tongue. Gets delicious after a bit of air.

fiulijn (25456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2015
2015-12-09, bottle from Brewery Creek, 6 years old, 7-4-8-4-16=39
Mellow beer, but still with character, quite fruity, nutty, and with enough bitterness.
Well matured, not old or oxidized, I actually like it more than when fresh.

2010-03-15, bottle from Brewery Creek, 7-5-8-3-14=37
Hazy red - dark amber color; small creamy head. Strange aroma, grocery store, cookies, my home made lasagna, light fudge, maple syrup. Sweet caramel and fudge flavor, some maple syrup, nutty, milky; strong body, the bitterness is subdued. I like sweet drinks, so I also like this one, but it wouldn’t be the one that could get me into Barley Wines. Generous mark.

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