Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Legacy Ale (Swan's)

Legacy Ale (Swan's)

Ratebeer 3.57 79th percentile
Beer Advocate A-
Taste +4

The nose is very slight for a brew of this alcohol strength, maybe it was a little too cold. Just the slightest of fermented prunes, raisins and caramel escaped the tulip glass. Oddly it had a medium mouthfeel, but oh the flavours. Everywhere were tart alcohol soaked raisins, dark fruits, caramel and that wonderful alcohol warmth. The tastes only intensified as the fluid temperature increased. After warming up, additional aroma of vanilla and wood appeared.

Aftertaste +2

There was quite a long mouth coating of alcohol soaked fruits.

Alcohol Content +1 10%

I'm sure glad this come in a 330ml bottle and not a bomber.
Value +1

This was a limited edition, I wish it was available everyday.

Ingame Enhancement +1

After sampling a great beer, even folding laundry feels like fun.

This is a great beer and a great tribute to Michael Williams. Michael Williams was a Victoria businessman and heritage developer, who is remembered for his revitalizing various areas of downtown Victoria. Mr Williams passed away in November 2000 and donated his properties, house and vast art collection to the University of Victoria.

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1 comment:

Dan Crocker said...

I was still able to get this at Swan's when I sat down to eat. It went really well with a BLT and there house salad, and it was quite smooth.

This was also a drink I got on this review, thank you for posting this and sharing it.