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Old 12-19-2011, 07:59 AM   #1
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Did anyone else go ahead and order this? Any reviews yet? There is very little information on this new variety.

Legacy Leaf Hop 2011 NEW CROP

Alpha Acid 7.8%

Dual purpose hop, with a floral, blackcurrant and spicy aroma.

Typical brewing styles: Ales, Lagers, and Stouts.

Legacy is our newly registered variety. Email us we would love to hear your imput.

Possible substitutions: Cluster, Galena, and Northern Brewer.

Farmgrown here on Puterbaugh Farms


It smelled nice out of the bag. Spicy, rustic and a little pine perhaps. A little more browning than I'd like but in otherwise good condition.

I used it in a Golden Bitter for bitterness but haven't done any sampling yet.

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Old 12-19-2011, 11:39 PM   #2
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I for one would be very curious to know about these... the description sounds awesome!

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Old 12-20-2011, 02:07 PM   #3
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I have em and and used them a couple of times. So far I love 'em. The black currant is a little stronger than I anticipated (especially in the dry hop), I did a winter ale that was about 50/50 legacy and serebrianka and the black currant pretty much took over the beer.

What I'm really excited about though, I used em in a pale ale in combination with amarillo and citra, where legacy was slighty under half of the total hops. Insane! Never tasted a beer quite like it, I've been trying to keep my hands off it as it still tastes a bit green/watery, but the hoppy-fruityness is just crazy.

I brewed an IPA on monday with mostly C-hops, then just a little legacy mixed in at flameout so it doesn't taste so ordinary. Looking forward to that one!

Belgian pale ale or IPA is going be coming up soon for me, I think this hop will do a great job in there.

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So far I've used legacy hops in a flemish oud bruin. I only used them for bittering though. I am brewing up a belgian dark strong in which I'll be using legacy. I am splitting the legacy with strisselspalt so it should be interesting. I made a hop tea and they had a spicy fruity flavor when I tasted it compared to a floral taste like the serebriankas I also got.

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Thanks! I'm having a hard time tho' imagining the 'black current' flavor - is there another hop that has that sort of flavor (in hopes I've tried it so I can a better sense of the flavor)?

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sounds like a good hop for a malted cider

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I decided to focus my brewing around Ultra hops right now since the weather is perfect for lager brewing. I'll be putting Legacy through it's paces in a few weeks in with a Bitter, a Northern Brown and a Porter using it exclusively.

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Legacy recently went in to my Belgian Dark Strong and my Belgian Dubbel. I must admit when I read the black currant flavor I became fixated on using them in dark belgian beers. Well I finally got the brews completed. The dark strong tastes GREAT so far after three weeks of fermentation. That beer is slowly finishing up fermentation but it's crawling down as 1.020. The dubbel is rocking right now and have not tasted yet. The BDSA was split between Legacy and Strisselspalt. The Dubbel was Ultra and Legacy.

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The IPA containing about 25% legacy hops in the flameout in dry hop is done and I'm in love with it. I highly recommend using it in a blend w/ c-hops if you're into the bright/citrusy/fruity kind of IPA. I just entered it into an IPA-only competition so we'll see how it stacks up.

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Just had a bottle of the Golden Bitter mentioned in the OP and the Legacy hops work very nicely. It works well with the fruity esters that the Wyeast 1469 is providing. Peach and apricot I think are as expected but there is a grappa note that I can only attribute to the bittering hops. Very nice indeed.

I can see the dark fruit flavors (ie, belgian ales, dark milds) working very well with this hop.

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