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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 27
Gots: 146 | FT: 5
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: 627 | Reviews: 150
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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.06/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

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3/5  rDev -11%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.24/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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3.09/5  rDev -8.3%
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!

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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2.83/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No date bottle at cellar temp into a goblet
Aroma - sour fruity, not off-putting
Head small (1.5 cm), white, frothy, mostly diminishing
Fair lacing
Body clear, sparkling, medium yellowish
Flavor starts and finishes slightly acidic, very like a lager; no diacetyl
Light to medium body, watery, soft carbonation

Overall, a pretty average brew - some diacetyl would have been nice as would have been the advertised lemon hints. It is nice to see Eddie's branching out.

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
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