Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers
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3.73/5 rDev +11.3%
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.
09-19-2013 14:26:44 | More by BEERchitect
3.91/5 rDev +16.7%
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!
09-14-2013 18:32:52 | More by jeffjeff1
3.4/5 rDev +1.5%
500ml bottle into SN imperial pint.
A: Pours a deep honey amber with a couple finger of off-white head that faded into a thick film that lasted the whole beer through. A wispy network of thin lace was left down the glass.
S: Bready, crackery malt with sweeter hints of honey and a touch of spicy, herbal hops.
T: Fairly complex palate with the peppery spicy hops coming through more than the nose. Bready malt still dominates but the finish has a hint of honey and lemon zest. The aftertaste has a sour mash kind of taste and bready light bitter flavors.
M: Medium body, slick and slightly oily mouthfeel, low but soft carbonation with a slight bite to it.
O: Nothing outrageous but nothing offensive. A decent drinking brew, but I really just bought it for the gimmick. If I was forced to drink this again I wouldn’t be unhappy.
09-13-2013 03:43:13 | More by scottfrie
United Kingdom (England)
3.53/5 rDev +5.4%
A little paler than I expected half way between amber and pale chestnut clear body with quite a big lively frothy white head.
It does have a good aroma, floral hops a with a hint of blueberry, just a very slight hint.
Taste like it doesn't rock quite as hard big malt and slight citrus taste then lazily crisp into a quite understated bitter kick though the yeasty aftertaste with a tang sits on the tongue for a while after.
It's a bit thin on the mouthfeel and ever so slightly too fizzy.
This is okay, almost good even but it's more Bring your Daughter
than Trooper :/
09-12-2013 20:28:00 | More by EmperorBevis
3.46/5 rDev +3.3%
A bit of a novelty beer for those metal enthusiasts out there, you would think this beer would have been an aggressive imperial stout or something more extreme for a bottle donning an Iron Maiden Union Jack touting zombie Trooper. It's labeled as a premium British beer abv 4.7% abv. Nothing wrong with this beer, filtered bright copper ale with a nice light khaki head, leaves behind layered speckled lacing on the sides of my chalice. Aromatics are nice earthy cereal malts, with hints of pine and citrus from the hop additions. The fruity esters bring out hints of cherry, with caramelized sugars bringing some perceived sweetness as well. Flavor is okay a nice solid British ale, fruit adds some complexity a zing of hops but seems less cohesive and flavor forward than I enjoy. It's hard to knock it, but it doesn't excite me at all. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied a bit of slick hop oils left on the palate, but clean flowing carbonation washes most of any residual oils left on the palate away. Overall a beer I can't picture purchasing unless it was for my old roommate from Bangalore, India...he love British metal from this era...I miss Chaitanya Harimohan due to drinking this beer.
09-11-2013 19:07:00 | More by WVbeergeek
Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
77 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.