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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

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517 Ratings

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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 20
Gots: 78 | 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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Photo of ralphw56
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

ralphw56, Sep 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Arsenal0328, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of jeffjeff1
3.91/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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!

jeffjeff1, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of Imaster
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Imaster, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of nick_asian
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

nick_asian, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of scottfrie
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

scottfrie, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Archemedies
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Archemedies, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of hansavijaticar
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

hansavijaticar, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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 :/

EmperorBevis, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of RochefortChris
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

RochefortChris, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

WVbeergeek, Sep 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

tickingtimebomb, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of Zachtheporter
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Zachtheporter, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of DMacQ
3/5  rDev -10.7%

DMacQ, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of bluejacket74
3.51/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 ounce (500 ml) bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear amber color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like bready malt, toffee, and some diacetyl. It tastes like toffee, bready malt, and some tea and fruityness. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and easy to drink. I think it's a solid ESB. A little pricey at $4.99 a bottle, but it was still nice to try this one.

bluejacket74, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

DerekMorgan, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of rph97
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

rph97, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

jaydoc, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of BeerHunter76
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

BeerHunter76, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of moodyxc9
3/5  rDev -10.7%

moodyxc9, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of tito42
3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 16.9 oz. bottle to an imperial pint.

A: Slightly cloudy chestnut in color with a foamy but thin off-white head.

S: Malt, caramel, toffee, diacetyl, grassy hops.

T: Biscuit, caramel, grassy hops, lemony tartness, fairly bitter.

M: Medium-light bodied, with a waxy resinous aftertaste.

O: Nothing special about the beer, but man, the label kicks ass! This one is going on the shelf.

tito42, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle a deep copper color with an almost non-existent whisper of off-white head.

Aroma of biscuit and sweet malts along with cinnamon, tea, and an herbal spiciness.

Tasted of tart green apples, biscuit and caramel malts. Finished with a medicinal note.

Medium bodied with a weak carbonation.

This ESB from Robinsons was alright at best. Nothing memorable about the beer except for the label.

Monkeyknife, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of sommersb
3.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 09-05-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 500ml brown bottle, pry cap
Glassware: Nonic Pint
Purchased: Single from Chuck's, Bowling Green, KY

Drinking this in honour of Maiden who is playing tonight in Nashville!

Appearance is a clear and bright copper colour, with an off-white head of a couple of fingers. Both lacing and head retention make a good showing.

Smell has biscuit malts, earthy hops and a light amount of fruitiness.

The taste is balanced well -- partly sweet and partly bitter but not too much of either.

Mouthfeel is clean and crisp with a moderate carbonation on a medium body. The finish is much like the taste, balanced well between caramel malts and a light bittering of hops.

Overall a very good bitter, and it was fun reminiscing about my old metal days from the 80s whilst enjoying this one. You'll take my life but I'll take yours too!

sommersb, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

kjkinsey, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Texasfan549, Sep 06, 2013
Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
77 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.