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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

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506 Ratings

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Ratings: 506
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 19
Gots: 76 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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

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

rph97, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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

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

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

Texasfan549, Sep 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Reagan1984, Sep 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

mre0683, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.08/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml Bottle: BBD Apr 2014, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 4 Sep 2013.

Clear deep golden colour with a thin, sporadic white covering on top.

Mild malt and citrus notes in the aroma and taste: OK but not exciting or pushing boundaries. Bitter hop undertone throughout and the beer grew on me as I progressed down the glass.

Lively and almost interesting.

BlackHaddock, Sep 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

BKBassist, Sep 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Tiernan, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of bark
2.99/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The colour is copper (25 EBC), the liquid clear. The two finger off-white head sinks down to a thin lid leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is malty and dry with notes of caramel, flowery hops, vanilla, spicy bitterness, red apples and a hint of molasses. There is an earthy note in the background.

The taste got a fine blend of bitter-floral hops and caramel-ryebread malts. Some harsh green banana flavours. Red malts and cookies, some dried apples and apricots. Medium to light body. The aftertaste is dry with green bananas, orange peels, butterscotch and rye bread.

The carbonation is strong, the small bubbles long-lived. The liquid is mid-smooth and dry.

An OK best bitter/ESB, reminding me of my 90's pub crawls. The harsh husk-like pulls down the rating a bit.

bark, Sep 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

tbryan5, Sep 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

JohnK17, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Falcone, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

hellhammermario, Sep 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Thedrizzle, Sep 01, 2013
Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
77 out of 100 based on 506 ratings.