Legend Belgian Style Tripel

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Legend Brewing Co., Richmond, VA, 8.8% abv

Aroma: Very malty on the nose. Not much in the way of hops. A bit of alcohol on the nose, but it is mostly hidden by the malts.

Appearance: Pale amber in color, there is a medium carbonation. It raised a light colored head, which fell to a ring of bubbles. There is something floating in the beer, perhaps a chill haze appearing.

Flavor: Rich and Malty, there are hints of pear, banana, clove, and bubblegum. Not much from the hops, but that is expected in an Abbey style ale.

Mouthfeel: This brew is quite heavy. The carbonation lifts it a bit, but it sits well on the palate.

Overall Impression: This is a tasty brew, and really exemplifies the style. This is a great beer for a cold snowy night, or to have after a day of picking apples in the fall (you guessed it!). I might suggest having it with Thanksgiving dinner or a spicy Cajun dish.

 

Final Thoughts:

Hops:                    mug rating .5

Malts:                   mug rating 4.5

Flavor:                  mug rating 4

Overall:                 mug rating 4

Label:                    mug rating 2.5

Unicorn again… what can I say?

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