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Iron City Beer - Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
60
poor

425 Ratings
THE BROS
59
awful

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Ratings: 425
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 2.49
pDev: 27.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pittsburgh Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: maxpower on 02-01-2002)
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matjack85

Illinois

1.65/5  rDev -33.7%
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
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Iron City Beer from Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
60 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.