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The Sword - Iron Swan Ale - Real Ale Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

91 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.88% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Real Ale partners with band The Sword to create Iron Swan Ale. Our newest canned offering is a tribute to the song that first introduced us to a packaging hall favorite, The Sword. Iron Swan pours a deep copper color and has an enticing intro of fruit and caramel with subtle hints of earth and spice. This medium bodied ale showcases the fruitiness of our house ale strain, along with the rich toffee flavors of English crystal malt. Added complexity is provided by generous amounts of English hops. Iron Swan finishes slightly dry with a mild spiciness that beckons another can. Fire up your turntable and audition Iron Swan yourself.

(Beer added by: whoneeds8 on 08-01-2013)
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10-22-2013 04:03:45 | More by DillanWeems
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Poured into a stemmed glass translucent copper with a one finger white head. Great head retention and lacing. Scent of green hops. Taste is steady with a nice balance of hops with some carameled malts with a hint of spice in the back end. Medium bodied.

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Big off white head slowly settles to a quarter inch frothy layer above a clear copper to bronze colored beer.

Light sweet caramel grain malts with some light hops characteristics in the aroma.

Caramel malts which lean towards being sweet added with a light almost spiciness in the taste.

Dryish aftertaste with light caramel tastes remaining behind with this medium bodied beer.

Pretty decent and easy drinking beer and with the light spices makes this more than a amber like tasting beer.

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Pours a nice semi-hazy copper/bronze with a finger of very fine off white head. It smells pretty hoppy for an English Pale Ale, with a bit of sweetness added in. The flavor is not as hoppy, and much more balanced. Tastes of mild citrus hops, caramel, bread, biscuit. This is all rounded out with an exceptional creaminess and smoothness. The extremely fine head provides an awesome mouthfeel. This is well balanced, easy drinking, moderate carbonation and body. This is better than I expected from the style, and one I could drink all day. Good job Real Ale / The Sword.

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The Sword - Iron Swan Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.