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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

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77
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570 Ratings
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Ratings: 570
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 23
Gots: 100 | FT: 4
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:
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 JuicesFlowing
3.8/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an Irish pint glass.

Look: A really rich caramel colored body sits under a thick cream colored head. The head recedes to a thick layer of film, leaving sheets of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Malty, some faint caramel notes, earthy tea leaves.

Taste: Just a touch of malts on the front end followed by a lot of tea-like tanginess. It finishes bitter with some sourness.

Mouthfeel: A very nice weight about it, goes down easy.

Overall: Could do with just a bit more caramel sweetness in the taste, but still a very enjoyable ESB.

Photo of George
4.12/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of big2112
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of zestar
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of buzzarooski
3.94/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

LOOK: Beautiful Golden Carmel in Color, Pours Minimal White Foamy Head that Dissipates Quickly, Minimal and Spotty Lacing

SMELL: Very Subtle Hoppy Scent, Mild Lemon Aroma, Nearly Underwhelms you with Scent

TASTE: Smooth, Delicious, and Crisp, I did NOT find it Bitter at all. Loved the Malty/Lemon Flavor

FEEL: Medium Carbonation that works well with the taste, Slightly Dry after the Swallow

OVERALL: A Very Good Beer that I Enjoyed VERY much...I would Definitely Recommend this Beer to Friends

Photo of JKV96
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of IanSpindler
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Allegue04
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of AleHunter805
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ronniebruner
4.03/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First off, bought this as a novelty because I love me some Maiden! Kept the bottle around a while, so I was not sure if the taste would be totally fresh or not. What I will say is that all novelty factor aside, this beer rocks! It is extremely smooth. The right mix of carbonation, foam and lace mixed with a soft, aroma of hops. Very well pleased and totally surprised by how good this beer is! The taste is very crisp and clean and not bitter at all. This is definitely one of the better surprises I have tried in a long while. Hope to find more soon!

Photo of Tyecko
3.24/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BreweryRun
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of InkedinRi
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of animal69
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Samp01
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden amber with a medium white head, moderate lacing. Aroma and Taste is grass with grain undertones, citrus and fruity notes upfront, yeast, bready and lightly toasted biscuit malt. A medium body, crisp with moderate carbonation. Finish same as taste with some mild hops bitterness on the end for balance. Not the best ESB but it slowly gets better as it warms up a bit. Overall still crisp and slightly refreshing, an ok brew.

Photo of rudeone
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Salam
2.3/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of ryanpj
3.56/5  rDev +6%

Photo of flagmantho
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium brown-orange hue with a touch of haze and a light effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy tan foam with a nice chunky lace. Not bad!

Smell: sweet and bready up front, with a bit of a malty fruitiness as well. There's a bit of a nice character here, but it reads a bit sweet for me.

Taste: a basic malty flavor, with very little in the way of hop character. Hops are noble, if anything. It's good enough for the style, though nothing here really stands out.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and a smooth creaminess. Not bad.

Overall: this is an OK ESB, but it doesn't really blow me away. It's got a bit of a generic character and is just a bit too sweet for me.

Photo of Coduhhh
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.08/5  rDev +21.4%

Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
77 out of 100 based on 570 ratings.