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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

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Iron Maiden TrooperIron Maiden Trooper

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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 27
Gots: 146 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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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: 627 | Reviews: 150
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3.26/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden amber with a medium white head, moderate lacing. Aroma and Taste is grass with grain undertones, citrus and fruity notes upfront, yeast, bready and lightly toasted biscuit malt. A medium body, crisp with moderate carbonation. Finish same as taste with some mild hops bitterness on the end for balance. Not the best ESB but it slowly gets better as it warms up a bit. Overall still crisp and slightly refreshing, an ok brew.

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3.4/5  rDev +0.9%

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2.3/5  rDev -31.8%

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3.56/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium brown-orange hue with a touch of haze and a light effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy tan foam with a nice chunky lace. Not bad!

Smell: sweet and bready up front, with a bit of a malty fruitiness as well. There's a bit of a nice character here, but it reads a bit sweet for me.

Taste: a basic malty flavor, with very little in the way of hop character. Hops are noble, if anything. It's good enough for the style, though nothing here really stands out.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and a smooth creaminess. Not bad.

Overall: this is an OK ESB, but it doesn't really blow me away. It's got a bit of a generic character and is just a bit too sweet for me.

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3/5  rDev -11%

Pretty decent beer. Love the label, too. The main problem is that it is all hop and no mid-palate. There should be more maltiness to fatten out the flavour but the hops are too dominant and the bitterness is a bit too much. It drinks well, though, and isn't a bad beer just not balanced well enough. Keeping the bottle.

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Pretty Decent beer even though label is way way better than the beer.

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
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