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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

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Iron Maiden TrooperIron Maiden Trooper

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77
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421 Ratings
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Ratings: 421
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 15
Gots: 45 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Robinsons Family Brewers visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
TROOPER takes its name from the Iron Maiden song which is inspired by the famous Charge of the Light Brigade. Being a real ale enthusiast, vocalist Bruce Dickinson has developed a beer which has true depth of character.

TROOPER is a Premium British Beer inspired by Iron Maiden and handcrafted at Robinsons brewery. Malt flavours and citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops dominate this deep golden ale with a subtle hint of lemon.

(Beer added by: flyingpig on 07-12-2013)
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SmashPants

Australia

3.11/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: a solid brown 500mL bottle with an Iron Maiden Eddie label. Puts me on edge, as the 'TV series / musician endorsed' beers I have had to date have been produced to be 100% completely ordinary.

Appearance: pours a heavy amber with light sporadic carbonation. A weak head pops up and dissipates completely within about 10 seconds. No lacing.

Aroma: plenty of caramel and toffee with some fruit esters.

Taste: some awkward caramel flavours with some grains behind. Those fruits on the nose don't come through to the palate. Disappointing and flat.

Aftertaste: flavours trail along for a time, but again is nothing special.

Overall: as expected, a very average / passable English ale that proves that one should avoid any beer endorsed by musicians. Not bad stuff, but certainly not brilliant, and the incredibly high price is simply laughable. All things considered, one to avoid.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 09:01:20 | More by SmashPants
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Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
77 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.