Beer Review: Legends Brewery’s Gold Rush Steam Lager
Legends Brewery’s Steam Lager:
We’ve found this new kid on the block, or, Pretoria’s block. The Legend’s Brewery combines some interesting and fresh, yet, familiar brand imagery, with it’s unique take on some old favourites, trying to find new ways of brewing beers that we know. In this case, the Steam Lager.
According to co-founder Ruan Fourie, they tried combining the best of both worlds between your favourite ales and lagers. I’ve never heard of a Steam Lager before, but I was excited to see what exactly the big fuss was about, I kept thinking of some Steam-punk brewer in a way.
The Typical Session Lager:
The beer is nothing crazy though, it’s tasty sure, it’s got a clean first taste, with a lager textured mid taste that we find in most lagers or pilsners, though the after-taste tends to linger, not too long, but long enough for it to seem odd as a lager and more like an ale. You’re looking at a very drinkable, session lager that comes out very clean and doesn’t ruin your pallet for a night of tasting new beers like most ales would.
In the flavour department, I admit, I kept thinking there would be some kind of fruit or banana flavour, I may be a bit bias for ales, though, I found it only just makes it to a crisp taste area, there isn’t anything too new here in terms of flavour, it’s a drinkable, and has a slightly less than normal crisp ching for a lager. If you’re looking for a new season beer to add to your weekend drinking list, this Steam Lager should be there for an early starter, though it may start getting a bit stale on your tongue if you have a quite a few straight after each other.
There are a few more Legends concoctions coming your way, we can’t wait to try them, including apparently a new Ice Tea!
Also published on Medium.