Saturday, December 27, 2014

Old Legion Big Gun Lager

This beer honoring veterans comes from the Old Legion Brewing Company of Ladora, Iowa. Part of the profits are donated to local veteran's organizations. Their beer is contract brewed by Minhas Brewing of Monroe, Wisconsin. The honored veteran featured on the can is Second Lieutenant Robert Ahrens of Jewell, Iowa who was a B-24 co-pilot and POW in World War Two.

The beer pours golden in color. There is about an inch of pure, white foamy head. The aroma is sweet malt and golden grain, lightly toasted, a bit sweet, with an apple fruit note. The taste follows the aromas directly. The finish is a bit sweet, a bit dry, with an aftertaste of ground up apples and cardboard with beer poured over them. Nice concept, but this is a typical Minhas product. Great Minhas products are just drinkable, so this is a great Minhas product. Bad Minhas products give swill a bad name.

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