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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

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BA SCORE
77
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596 Ratings
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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 24
Gots: 117 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Robinsons Family Brewers visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: flyingpig on 07-12-2013

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.
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Ratings: 596 | Reviews: 137 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Angelluis73
2.85/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of OJT1993
4.64/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

really good casual drinking lager, plus its Iron Maiden inspired

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
3.03/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

L: Looks good, caramel dark copper color, with a mild almost not existent head.
S: Smells like everything: sugar, caramel, flowers, citrics, toffee with hints of spices
T: Tastes very mild, not as strong as the style might suggest, it´s very sweet and I don´t really like that, there´s a citric note that´s strong but not very pleasant.
F: It´s very light bodied and low carbonation.
O: I was very disappointed with this beer, you expect something aggressive or strong with a Strong Bitter style of beer, this one isn´t strong nor bitter.

Photo of heerboth
3.64/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickyS
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fscottkey
2.94/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: [3.50] Very clear beer. Looks amber to red. The pour formed a small frothy head the head dissipates quickly. There is a date code - I am not sure what it means. The bottle lists the ABV 4.7%.

S: [3.75] I get rich caramel and almost chocolate. Lots of sweet scents.

T: [2.50] Faded hop presence up front with very mild bittering. There is some malitness at the back and a faint rust flavor.

M: [2.75] The body is watery with low carbonation.

O: [2.75] This is just a timid beer. The nose delivers the hope of something good but it ends there. No real flavor or feel on the palate.

Photo of thommo_nk
3.98/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

You'll take my life but I'll take yours too, you fire your musket but I'll run you through......love maiden, love that song, love the beer.....so when you're waiting for the next attack, you better stand there's no turning back!!!!!

UP THE IRONS

Photo of peacefrog70
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Osh-kosh-be-josh
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tavo2311
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dheldman
2.72/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JC333
3.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pickle
3.85/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
3.06/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of unclerob
3.63/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of James-Rogers
3.51/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

When poured into a glass, it had a wonderful clear lively and foamy ambery copper colour. The smell was quite earthy in a damp, dank sort followed with a purfumy, flowery ester. The flavour was almost exactly as the stile-guide said; Balanced, bitter and slightly flowery.
The mouthfeel wasn't as nice as I hoped. It was pretty odd as it was both light and coarse. Overall, I don't think I'll buy it again but would be greatly appreciated as a gift.

Photo of Shafaegalo
2.83/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Extrajoker00
4.02/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Naniamania
2.99/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DangerDawg
2.84/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BrunEngr
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chris_Burton
3.99/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice copper body with a thin white head and zesty nose. Taste has hints of toffee and rich fruitiness that one would expect from an amber bitter, although they are largely overpowered by the hop bite which, while mild compared to an American IPA, is quite significant for a British bitter. The hop flavours are grassy and citrusy, and while this beer has more hoppiness than maltiness there is still a reasonable balance between the two. Mouthfeel is as one would expect, fairly low carbonation, but not flat either: just enough for a pleasant smoothness that matches the moderately light body.

This isn't a beer that's trying to offer an intense experience or change your life, it's simply a traditional British bitter, and a very decent one at that. Definitely recommended whether you're a fan of Iron Maiden or not!

Photo of aquazr1
3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JustEd
3.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
77 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.