Iron Brew - Sail and Anchor Pub Brewery
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3.58/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A - Deep dark amber body, creamy white head and excellent sheet lacing.
S - Toffee, biscuity malts, raisin toast. Quite sweet.
T - Smooth caramel malts, touch of banana. Fairly one dimensional in terms of flavour range. 7.5% abv disguised well.
M - Velvety smooth and creamy, full bodied with low carbonation. Glorious texture.
O - Nice drop. Could reasonably be described as a bit bland but what it does do, it does well.
Serving type: on-tap
01-23-2012 04:30:54 | More by dansmcd
3.38/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Had on-tap at the S&A when in Freo recently. Great spot with lovely beers.
Pours a deep amber colour, with an off-white foam that forms a
filmy, slightly slick, but slightly inconsistent head. Lacing is excellent though. Decent weight to the body, giving it some heft, while sustaining a liquid slickness. Looks pretty good.
Nose is heavy with brown malt, giving a formidable grain aromatic character. It also contains a slick sweetness, like syrupy sugar, but that deep, slightly bready malt character is really dominant. It's a little too sweet, to my mind, but you do have to respect the robustness.
Taste is a little better, and suffers less from the overt sweetness, mainly due to the fact that the body is slightly lighter than expected. It smoothes and stretches the heavy brown malt over the palate, rather than concentrating it like the nose does. There's a hint of acetone, or some other mild astringent on the finish, and while the light mouthfeel helps the beer overall, it feels a little flat as a result.
It's decent enough, but it's a little one-dimensional, and not particularly exciting. I feel there is much to be done with the style that could be better explored than it is in this example.
Serving type: on-tap
01-19-2012 07:19:15 | More by lacqueredmouse
Iron Brew from Sail and Anchor Pub Brewery
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