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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

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519 Ratings

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Ratings: 519
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 20
Gots: 80 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

ChiefHopHead, Jan 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Ralphs66, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of BierStein711
3.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A Crazy Cru inspired by classic rock and the Crimean War!

This ESB is English, through and through.

Smells: Grains and carbonation.

Taste: Fruit, minerals, malt, and I really taste the cascade hops at the finish

Mouthfeel: Thick!

Overall, this is a straightforward, traditional beer--not bad, but not really great either. Will we next see "Aces HIgh, or "Run to the Hills?"

BierStein711, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of John_Squires
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

John_Squires, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of vhmf1978
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

vhmf1978, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Birdlegs
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Birdlegs, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

archero, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of BarryMFBurton
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

BarryMFBurton, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of ansantos89
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%
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.

ansantos89, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of mattmarka1
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

mattmarka1, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of johnnnniee
3.76/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

johnnnniee, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of vickersspitfire
2.84/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours out a medium amber color, the body is crystal clear and there’s plenty of carbonation as you pours, but it disappears after a few seconds. The head barely forms and what does form quickly dissipates into a thin ring around the glass. There is, however, a good lacing that coats the glass.
The nose is pretty bland, mild malts and a few floral smalls come through but not much else.
The taste is ok, spicy throughout and the hops seem to be more present than anything else.
This is a light bodied ale and overall it’s ok, nothing seems to stand out but it does go down easy, a bit more flavor would be nice.

vickersspitfire, Jan 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

TimHitchings, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of Irish57
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Irish57, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

JMS1512, Jan 11, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -33%

JoeBriefcase, Jan 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

briguy9842, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of markgugs
3.08/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a tall lager glass

From skimming through the other reviews, it's clear I'm not the only one who bought this because, well, Iron Maiden RULES. I definitely didn't care what the beer tasted like. But that doesn't mean I wasn't planning on drinking it! On with the review...

A: Fairly unremarkable in appearance, though I suppose it's a nice mild, brownish-amber in color. I would have loved this had it been a deep, rich amber with a frothy beige head. Alas, not to be.

S: Again, unremarkable, if not outright lacking. What faint aroma I got was, of course, a bit on the bready/biscuity side. Perhaps some notes of toffee. Merely adequate in every way.

T/M: Pretty much, you guessed it, unremarkable. Noticing a trend? Then again, it's completely inoffensive as well. Almost all malts of the grain, bread, biscuit variety. Subtle sweetness somewhere in the middle. Short, forgettable finish.

O: Ah well, I'll always have the bottle to remember this beer by. No seriously though, at $5, it's a terrible value. But if these were $2-$3 or so, I'd have one every now & again. Probably should have let it warm a bit more to get that "British mild" feel, but otherwise, a very, very average beer.

markgugs, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Braz
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Braz, Jan 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

eet_fuk, Jan 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Mr_Pink_152, Jan 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Morakaton, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a light, copper-gold coloring with a filmy, sparse, white surface coat of head. Aromas of toffee sweet, tangy caramel, toasted notes, and floral highlights. Very sweet nose. Flavors are toffee rich and sweet forward, with a roasted backbone, some bitter undertones, and a very mild hops presence. There are hints of citrus notes at the very end of the brew, but more acidic than anything. Mid-bodied, but slightly effervesced by the slow carbonation, giving it a sharp, filmy feel at times. The aftertaste is more of the sweet and roasted malt notes. The finish is crisp, clean, and fairly unremarkable.

GarthDanielson, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of kwc017
3.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I'll start by saying, being a huge Maiden fan that I bought this for the bottle. It could have Eddie's piss in it and I still would have bought it. Pours a brown copper color not much head. Smell is bread and malt, faint smell of hops. Smells like Boddington's to me. Taste is typical English ale. Biscuits, malt, not much hop. Kinda tangy, which is odd. Not a bad beer but not great either. Not sure Eddie would drink it. Up the irons!

kwc017, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Buggies
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Buggies, Jan 03, 2014
Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
77 out of 100 based on 519 ratings.