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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

Iron Maiden TrooperIron Maiden Trooper

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BA SCORE
76
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351 Ratings
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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 12.65%


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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ansantos89

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +28%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, I'm a big fan of Iron Maiden, and that was enough for me to want to taste this beer, and for my big surprise it is fucking outstanding! I mean, it comes in a very cool bottle and all, but it actually tastes really good! It is kinda sweet, very smooth, and although the alcohol percentage is quite high, you can't get easily drunk with this one. Totally recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 01:03:37 | More by ansantos89
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dcmchew

Romania

4.15/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden, going to copper, low head, leaving a thin lacing.
Smells of toasted grains, dark biscuits, light toffee and some citrus peel.
Mildly sweet and roasted malts, grains, light caramel and some clear toffee. There's a fruitiness also, a mix of citrus, but mostly a light lemon zest, making this one just a bit crisp and also faintly sour. There's the buttery/oily feel than many English ales have also. Hint of honey, floral notes, a touch of pepper also. Hops are mineral, a bit fruity, and producing a tea-like and coppery bitterness, just enough to keep this beer drinkable.
Although i always considered ESBs a great session type of beer, there are many examples out there that "spoil the fun". I thought Trooper only had a pretty label, but it wasn't the case. More than decent ESB, great example.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 16:22:52 | More by dcmchew
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz bottle poured into a Forest & Main skinny pint glass.

Appearance
Caramel colored with 1 finger of loose, white head. Excellent clarity with light carbonation and a tiny bit of yeasties floating around.

Nose
Bread, biscuit, honey, and earthy hops.

Taste
Bread and biscuit. Honey and simple sugar. Nicely balanced with earthy English hops and a noticeable Cascade bite giving way to some grapefruit notes.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, and refreshing with only a light bitterness.

Overall
Flavorful, easy drinking, tasty, and refreshing. Ignore the ratings. This is a damn good ESB.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 16:54:40 | More by justintcoons
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a Surly tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep caramel amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of off white head which fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A bready and toasty malt forward aroma with some citrus hop hints. Toasted malts with hints of biscuit, caramel, toffee, grains, cracker, and tea. Slight hint of brown sugar and honey. Earthy, floral, and grassy hop hints. Citrus fruit hints of orange peel and lemon zest. Smells like the classic English bitter with its bready malt and laid back but noticeable hop presence. Solid aroma.

Taste: Follows the aroma, a crisp and bready malt forward English taste with a nice backing mix of hop notes. Bready and toasty malts upfront with notes of biscuit, caramel, toffee, toast, grains, tea, and crackers. Nice hop presence with some floral, earthy, and grassy notes. Citrus notes of orange and lemon zest. Subtle taste of sugar and honey like sweetness. True to the classic English Bitter. Pretty good.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty good English Bitter. Classic biscuity malt flavors with just enough hops to provide some balance. I'm a pretty big fan of the band and its pretty cool to see a collaboration like this. The beer is nothing mind blowing but its good for the style.

Up the Irons!

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 07:09:17 | More by MattyG85
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, copper color. Moderate head but it lasts. Leaves good ring lace after the initial sips.

Classic caramel aroma with a good dose of alcohol to the nose. Mild hop in the background. Nice balance.

For a British ESB, this leans to the bitter side. While the light, semi-sweet caramel is present, the hop shows up nicely in the swallow. Short-lived bitter aftertaste. This is not an American version, though--there's no hop bomb here. Easy to drink. Full body with ample carbonation.

For a bottled English ESB, this one is quite decent.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 22:54:52 | More by smcolw
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jeffjeff1

California

3.91/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was so excited when my wife got me this. I have been wanting this beer for the longest time! It goes fast at the stores.

Appearance- copper color, very thin head

Smell- malt, slight amount of hops, fruit zest

Taste- malt, some hops, lots of fruit zest

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- very good! I thought the fruit zest was quite refreshing plus Iron Maiden is one of my favorite bands! Great beer!

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 18:32:52 | More by jeffjeff1
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Meeg

Ohio

3.86/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First American (full) review! Up the Irons!

Nice, foamy head that held on for quite a while. Appears the color of orange blossom honey when viewed through sunlight.

The smell is faintly of lemons and hops, with some malty biscuits later on. I keep going back to smell it, so I appear to enjoy the aroma.

The taste is about what I had expected, given my limited experiences with English Bitters. More bitter than malty, but nowhere near the American definition of bitter. Well balanced.

Smooth, and whatever the-pleasant-opposite-of-watery would be. I don't have a beer-word for this, but given all of it's other characteristics, it works well.

I like it. It's not adventurous, but well-balanced and very drinkable.

I like to combine my favorite things in life, and I cannot wait to open this on the finish of my next ice-climb in New Hampshire. The next time I drink this, I'll be listening to Piece of Mind on vinyl.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 22:27:33 | More by Meeg
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. It would be a disservice to say that I used to be a big Iron Maiden fan - mostly because I still freaking am! Crimean War-era Eddie sneers back at us for this appropriately-wrought label, clutching a broken and bloodied Union Jack flagpole in defiance. Cue 'Where Eagles Dare'.

This beer pours a clear, pale copper amber hue, with two stout fingers of densely foamy, and moderately chunky ecru head, which leaves some decent melting cobwebbed lace around the glass as it gently retreats.

It smells of crisply grainy, biscuity, and crackery pale malt, a touch of dry toffee, a bit of apple and subdued citrus fruitiness, and pleasantly floral, leafy hops. The taste is a nice soft, bready and crackery graininess, a hint of doughy yeast, mildly acidic apple skin and lemon rind, a subtle toasted oily nuttiness, ethereal black pepper notes, and more equitable earthy, leafy, and floral hops.

The carbonation is nice and peppy, though never astringent, the body medium-light in weight, and more or less smooth. It finishes off-dry, the bready malt, drupe fruitiness, and understatedly sassy hops all banding behind that last charge down the hill.

For an ESB, this does well not to embarrass itself, bringing the biscuit, and wielding the hops like a musket. Maybe a tad sweet for the style, and more generally for extended sessions, but agreeable enough as a one-fer, in the world of promotional or pop-cultural tie-ins...and, fade out with 'To Tame a Land'.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 02:22:19 | More by biboergosum
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into tulip 3/11/13

A clear copper, streams of pin prick bubbles feed a long lasting dense cream colored foam that slowly falls to a thick film leaving a few partial rings on the way down

S bread, pennies, some citrus, herbal hops, hard nutty toffee and cotton candy

T nutty caramel and the English hops work well together, still has a metallic thing going on but it doesn't help or hinder,

M lighter side of medium, bubbles fluff it up, just a little grit, leafy toffee lingers

O looks like I'm well above the average yet again, I thought this one was pretty good and seeing how I bought it just for the label I'm happy

I'm not the biggest fan of English ales but this is a good example of one. I can see this flying off the shelves here in Alberta with all the closet Maiden fans, that reminds me watch Flight 666 it's one of the greatest Rock Doc's ever.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 18:58:12 | More by wordemupg
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.78/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, bright copper, with a thin off-white head. Aromas of ripe fruit and toffee. Taste begins with some toffee, then some rich bread, then a bit of butter, followed by some tea-like flavors, then a hint of citrus, and finishing with a creamy, mint.

Mouthfeel is rich. Overall quite a good beer, though its quite expensive for what you get.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 00:52:34 | More by tronester
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.76/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours lightly hazy deep golden color with a good sized long lasting beige head the sticks a moderate amount of lace on the sides. Aromas of toffee and caramel with hints of butterscotch, a bit of light fruit and a touch of mineral and sulfur. The flavor is rich and malty with lots of darker sugars. Earthy and citrus hop flavor with a firm hop bitterness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick sweet mouthfeel. Decent English ale, I could drink this without too much of a problem.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 00:25:25 | More by johnnnniee
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dacrza1

New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DATE TASTED: January 31, 2014... GLASSWARE: HopDevil nonick...OCCASION: a good week ends, and Shark Tank begins!... APPEARANCE: hazy whiskey-copper body; pure white, steady head; slight effervescence; intricate lacing... AROMA: smooth and malty, with wafting caramel; bright, punchy hops are less citric than expected ... PALATE: smooth, buttery and swift a Steve Harris bass line; a pleasantly drinkable pub ale...TASTE: sweet, nutty finish; subtle hops that fit into a British ale profile; soft lemon, chestnut and rum--complex enough to keep my attention throughout the glass... OVERALL: Not "Powerslave" in its power or "Seventh Son" in its complexity, this beer nonetheless rates somewhere in the area of "Fear of the Dark" or something more recent--a nice take on a classic style; the glass drained quickly...considering the middle-of-the-road price, I would revisit Trooper in the future regardless of the season--a good all-around ale....

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 02:52:53 | More by dacrza1
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.74/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a Fuller's pub glass. The pour is clear copper-colored with a finger of fine white foam. Good retention despite relatively low carbonation. The nose has nice clean malty aromas as well as some lemony bittering hops. No diacetyl.

Light body with a pleasant, mild, balanced flavor. The beer is slightly sweet and bready up front with a nice spicy lemon-and-tea hop accompaniment. Slightly grainy at mid-palate. Finish is semi-dry and leaves a nice citrusy flavor lingering behind. The feel is a bit thin, no doubt due in part to the low carbonation, but it serves the mild flavor well.

Okay, so I admit it. I bought this beer because of the Iron Maiden art on the bottle. ESBs are not my favorite style (I prefer American IPAs) and I do not have a lot of experience with them, but I found this one to be enjoyable and refreshing. I'm not sure it's meant to be anything more than that.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 00:01:15 | More by deadonhisfeet
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.74/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 09-05-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 500ml brown bottle, pry cap
Glassware: Nonic Pint
Purchased: Single from Chuck's, Bowling Green, KY

Drinking this in honour of Maiden who is playing tonight in Nashville!

Appearance is a clear and bright copper colour, with an off-white head of a couple of fingers. Both lacing and head retention make a good showing.

Smell has biscuit malts, earthy hops and a light amount of fruitiness.

The taste is balanced well -- partly sweet and partly bitter but not too much of either.

Mouthfeel is clean and crisp with a moderate carbonation on a medium body. The finish is much like the taste, balanced well between caramel malts and a light bittering of hops.

Overall a very good bitter, and it was fun reminiscing about my old metal days from the 80s whilst enjoying this one. You'll take my life but I'll take yours too!

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 03:18:53 | More by sommersb
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metter98

New York

3.73/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down a bit but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of fruity yeast are present in the nose.
T: From start to finish, the taste has a mixture of fruity yeast and earthy hop flavors, the latter of which contributes a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is really easy to drink, sessionable and has an excellent balance between the malts and hops. It is a good representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 02:29:15 | More by metter98
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.73/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Stuck in a time warp, the stumble across unmistakable Iron Maden artwork celebrates one thing only- Eddie's back! Celebrating all things "Trooper" I'm inclined to bring back the mullet, pop out the t-tops on my Firebird and rock the cassette tape player to all things Iron Maden- aah, reminds me of prom.

Ok, Trooper also celebrates beer- an English ESB that pours a bright copper with tawny golden highlights. Its near-brilliant clarity shows off its streaming carbonation that dances through the beer's body to construct a light and foamy cap. Its ivory froth is well retained and it lacing is strong with broken concentric patterns.

Its classic "English" aroma in undeniable. Biscuit sweetness and a pep of honey and toasted barley bring about a light toffee and brittle character. Lightly herbal and fruity from the blend of citrus hops, spicy hops, grassy hops and yeasty esters- this culminates in an almost fruity tobacco note that circulates around apple, orange and lemon.

Its taste showcases English malts well with complex starchy sweetness that's of shortbread and marmalade. Though only medium in intensity, its sweetness is light, nutty, toasty and slightly of grain. The herbal hops are seemingly of freshly torn tobacco leaves just before it turns to sassafras, orange zest and apple skin. Its finish is balanced by an herbal and citrusy bitterness and a snap of iron-like mineral quality.

Medium bodied to start, the carbonation keeps the beer lighter than expected for ESB, but as soon as the excessive bubbles subside, the ale takes on a cask ale-like demeanor or slightly more weight and subtle creaminess to finish. Its malt structures dry out nicely with the help of minty alcohol, stemmy hop dryness and its mineral tact.

I almost ignore the "Trooper" moniker as all I can think is, "Eddie's back!". With his abrasive and "in your face" attitude, I was looking for a beer to suit. Instead we are merely rewarded by a pleasant and highly rewarding, crisp and refreshing ale. No wonder Eddie looks so pissed off.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 14:26:44 | More by BEERchitect
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Good, clean, copper. Nice lacing.

Smell: Fresh biscuits.

Taste/Mouthfeel: More fresh biscuits. Extremely malty. Fairly crisp. A decent session.

Overall Drinkability: Not bad. Not great. Again, a decent session. The name makes it attractive enough.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2013 02:47:14 | More by tjsdomer2
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16.9 oz bottle poured into my Sam Smith pint glass.

A- Poured a copper color with a frothy ivory-white colored head. Brilliant clean clarity. Heavy lacing.

S- "Classic English"...OK, I'll give a nod to that claim. Caramel malt, sweet and buttery biscuit, spicy and earthy hops. Not overly complex, but it's all there.

T- Caramel malts, some sweetness, honey, and hop bitterness.

M- Not being familiar with Iron Maiden's work, I'd describe the 'feel' as more adult contemporary or soft-rock.

O- Not bad. A drinkable effort for sure. Maybe a bitt too sweet and light bodied, though.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 21:25:13 | More by NiceTaps
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled on 7/9/2013. Pours slightly cloudy orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of raisin, apple, caramel, toffee, biscuit, toast, floral, grass, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop, malt, and yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of raisin, apple, caramel, toffee, biscuit, toast, floral, grass, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, apple, caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nicely balanced malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a nice ESB style. Well balanced malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 05:08:30 | More by superspak
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CHickman

New York

3.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear gold color with a foamy 1 finger white head that faded slowly and left very good spotty lacing. Nice pour from the bottle, bet it would look better from a tap.

Smells of caramel, graham cracker, sweet malt, light floral hops, grains and wheat bread; smells like a typical English ale, rich and malty overall.

Tastes like it smells with caramel, graham cracker, sweet malt, light floral hops, grains, yeast, herbs, wheat bread, biscuit and sweet overall malts; very English, this is a malt bomb that flows down easy and tastes like a good pub beer.

Mouthfeel is smooth and malty, with a medium body, average carbonation and a sweet malty biscuit flavor that trails off with a slight hop bitterness and rich malty flavors.

Overall this what I expected: a solid English ale meant for drinking in mass quantity at a pub. Bruce would not put out a shit product and this was a solid English brew – not sure why it’s listed under ESB in BA as it seems more like an ale or rich lager to me, but either way it tastes and drinks very British. Nothing exciting, but easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 03:05:42 | More by CHickman
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hopsputin

California

3.64/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a: very clear golden amber2-3 finger frothy white head

s: pretty typical. sweet caramel malts, sweet English berries. toffee, honey, and some graininess

t: not much to the taste. thin tasting caramel and toffee. some slight earthy tea leaf flavor and just a hint of smooth bitterness. something like whitebready yeast also

m: lighter side of medium with not much carbonation

o: wasn't sure what to expect from this one, and i gotta say theres not much to it. there is absolutely nothing offensive in here, but it tastes like a pretty standard - if not weaker - ESB. cool label art, but nothing special inside

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 23:54:50 | More by hopsputin
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tastybeer

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden amber colored beer, decent looking white head that fades quickly to a soapy ring. A few scattered spotty bits remain on the glass. Aroma is sweet, crisp crackers, grain, biscuit malt, and light lemon, spice hop. Flavor is more bitter than sweet with refreshing lemon rind tartness, grainy bread and crackers. Brisk, dry, and very, very drinkable. Not very complicated but nice w/no off flavors.

Scream for...beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 01:37:11 | More by tastybeer
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ypsifly

Michigan

3.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear copper with a thin head that falls quickly but hangs on.

The nose has some malty caramel like biscuits, citrus to floral hop notes. Clean and simple. Hits the notes just right for the style.

The taste follows the nose rather closely, with a nice lingering citrus from the hops. A little more carbonation than I'm used to for the style, but it is not unwelcome. I would enjoy this with a good dinner, perhaps some shepherd's pie or a good plate of bangers and mash.

Overall I like this beer as it hits all the notes I would expect an English ESB to hit. Nothing outstanding, but it is well rounded and I will enjoy my other bottle this weekend at a family dinner.

I have been a fan of the band for three decades and did my best to distance myself from this beer when judging, but I will say this is the best label ever!

Up the Irons!

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 01:27:58 | More by ypsifly
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Mitchster

Michigan

3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

$5.49 for a 1pt 0.9fl oz bottle at BevCo. Pretty steep, IMO for a bitter. I'm sure we're paying for the endorsement. No specs per the website which is returning server errors. 4.7% ABV per the bottle. Hopped with Bobec, Goldings, and Cascade per the bottle.

Pours out to a brilliantly clear dark golden/light amber, forming a nice off light yellow head with very good retention and lacing. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.5-3.0 carbs. The nose has a distinct british yeast strain character (London 1968/Fullers) with some diacetyl, honey, butterscotch, a touch of biscuit, apple and pear esters, and some goldings hops. The mouthfeel is crisp, clean, with a pleasant mineral bite in the finish. Medium bodied. The taste is pretty good. The mineral nature of the water, the crisp mouthfeel, the diacetyl, yeast esters, well balanced bitterness and the slight biscuit of the malt all come together, forming a nice British pale ale. Just a hint of that orange marmalade character that you get in the very best ESBs. Easy drinking. Very sessionable.

This is a really nice beer, but there's now way I'm going to pay $5.50/bottle when I can get a 6'er of Fullers for $10. Recommended if cost is not a factor.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 03:54:37 | More by Mitchster
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oberon

North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Love me some Maiden.Poured into an imperial pint glass a clear rich golden with a thin wispy head that was gone in a flash,great color,dissapointing head.Aromas of deep caramel biscuit and hint of brown sugar,a faint green apple-like sourness as well.A light mouthfeel near being watery but not quite.Nice flavors for what it is,a subtle English ESB,caramel and buttery tones with a tinge of iron,the green apple notes come through again in the finish along with a light smattering of leafy hops.The beer is eh...ok,the band kicks ass and the charge of the light brigade was very heroic.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 19:43:11 | More by oberon
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Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
76 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.