Iron City Beer - Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
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Reviews by matjack85:
1.65/5 rDev -34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Found this brown 12 oz long neck bottle on the discount rack at Geno's Liquors in Elgin, IL for just 84¢. No freshness date or any other information about the beer other than the declaration that this is the "Official Beer of the Pittsburgh Nation."
The pour was promising. It came out a crystal clear bright yellow color that left a 3 finger white head that lasted over 2 minutes, and when the foam subsided it left a nice amount of lacing along the sides of the glass.
As for the smell, there is not much to describe. My bottle didn't have a bad or skunky smell
to it like some reviewers found, but it didn't have anything pleasant to it either. Pretty clean smelling with a touch of grain, and that is it.
The taste is where this beer falls apart. The best way to describe it is carbonated water with bubble gum in it. It's completely lacking in complexity. It's basically sweetened, carbonated water, and what makes it sweet is nothing good like malts or fruits. It's more of a corn syrup sweetness. I assume corn is the adjunct used in here, but there is very little grain flavor even from that.
This is a very light bodied, watery beer with a medium amount of carbonation and an over abundance of sweetener which coats the tongue.
This is way too sweet and uninteresting to make it a very drinkable beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2009 09:36:19 | More by matjack85
More User Reviews:
1.85/5 rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
Honey straw color with a big bubbled head. Settles into frothy cap.
Corn and cooked veggies. Light sulfur creamed corn.
Creamed corn and cookies veggies. Slight tin note. Quite sweet.
Light and watery. Sweet on the palate. Perhaps a slight dry note in the finish but not very crisp.
Not very good. Not even crisp which is hard not to do for the style.
Serving type: can
02-02-2014 02:56:17 | More by Gmann
1.35/5 rDev -46.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Tastes the same going in as it does going out. Avoid unless you're deeply (and delusionally) nostalgic. If you gotta go Pennsylvanian, then go Yuengling or Troegs or even Rolling Rock before you go here. Pitt has a lot of other things going for it: Warhol, Stellers, U Pitt, etc. The beer ain't one of those things.
Serving type: can
01-02-2014 21:44:39 | More by epim00
Iron City Beer from Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
60 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.