Formerly brewed at Legend Brewing Company
Style: Saison
Richmond, Virginia USA
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Part of the Urban Legend Series

Legend has it...During World War II, frightened Richmonders were sure that Hitler would bomb them due to their close proximity to the capital. There also used to be a major air force base here and it appeared to be a threat. A lot of money was appropriated and a second, fake Richmond was built ten miles east of downtown. In the event of an air raid, power to the real Richmond would be cut and lights would go on in the fake city. Well we never got bombed, so the question remains...what became of the ghost town?
To help stimulate the thought process, we created Legend Lost City Saison. this traditional French/Belgian farmhouse ale is sturdy yet sessionable at 6.5% alc. by vol. Yeast derived fruity and spicy (citrus, pepper)aromas are layered on a soft malt canvas. herbal, spicy noble hops add complexity. The finish is tart, dry and quenching.

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obguthr (6357) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Apple and orange flesh nose. Cloudy amber, enormous firm sticky head. Apricot, pear flavor. Slight vegetal note. Medium body, alcohol prominent.

Travlr (24784) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bomber. Hazy golden yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of peppery hay and rising bread dough. Taste is citrus, subtle pepper, raw bread. Not bad.

Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
Bomber bought in DC. A fairly dark, golden to amber Saison wearing a large, forever lasting white head consisting of tiny, tight bubbles. Yeast dominated aroma veering more towards fruity esters like pear and banana than spicy compounds, making it a rather juicy example with a fair bit of residual sugars manifesting as a toasty aspect which is not exagerated, but is unfortunately amplified by the relatively dull mouthfeel, a light-medium bodied, rather flabby texture despite the active, small bubbles which add an acidic kick, but seemingly push the fruit flavour down the throat and retronasal channels rather than drying out the finish which rhymes with lingering fruitiness. Either I’m not fond of their yeast strain or the fermentation temperature was simply too high for it as it feels like esters is what this beer is all about. In the end, I guess that’s better than perfumey articifial spicing, yet it’s not going to be very convincing for the drinker who anticipates a Saison. A bubbly fruit salad would be a pretty good description, rather.

Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Aromas of flowers, funky yeast, and corn cereal. Clear gold-amber with a lasting off-white head. Dry, somewhat spicy, and earthy. Light-medium bodied, with good carnonation, and a clean, zippy finish.

zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2013
spicy corn scents some pepper some malty wheaty scents. Foamy head and light golden body. Spicy wheat some dry fruit and grains. Clean and crisp on the palate.

JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bomber from Once Upon a Vine, Richmond. Having experienced some inconsistencies with these folks, I wasn’t sure what I’d get with a saison. Nice handsome pour, medium gleaming orange with a billowy head. Nose is fairly understated, dry and spicy notes in there but more on the grainy/bready side of things. Full mouthfeel, light carbonation plays off the somewhat creamy sensation. Modest citrus and dry hops, playful pepper notes, bready undertones to the taste. Not bad at all.

Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2013
I really wasn’t expecting much here. But I was working outside yesterday, and the wife wanted to split a beer. This is what I suggested. It poured a hazy amber orange, slight but lasting head. Aroma was a bit of soft grain and pepper, with a slight citric note. Flavor was a dead on match. Perhaps it was because I was mowing the yard, maybe I was delusional because of the heat, but this really hit the mark for me. Probably the best Belgian I’ve had from Legend in ages. Really enjoyed it.

Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Pours cloudy amber color with a white head. Yeast, malt and grassy aromas with some citrus. Flavors are spicy and acidic with a bitter finish.

TheBeerGod (6224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle. Amber pour with a tall, foamy white head. Aroma is sweet with fruit notes, malt, yeast, candy notes and grains. Taste is grains, yeast, candied fruit, straw, sweet malt, light caramel, toasted bread, flowers and grassy notes. Body is medium but leaning towards the lighter side with a strong bubbly carbonation and mild stickiness. Ends with more caramel, candied fruit notes, flowers, yeast, sweet malt, lighter grassy notes and toasted grains.

Drake (13738) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a very hazy amber color with a large fizzy tan head. Average head retention. Aroma of butterscotch, apples, bread, spice and citrus. The taste is tart apples, caramel, bread, spice. Thin-medium bodied, lingering tartness, soft carbonation. Not terribly impressive.

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