The Sword - Iron Swan Ale - Real Ale Brewing Company
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Reviews by ExaltedNecrosis:
3.99/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
On tap at Freetail in San Antonio, TX.
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.
Serving type: on-tap
08-31-2013 22:14:55 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
More User Reviews:
4.41/5 rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
a- big white and thick 1 inch head when poured which settles down to a half/quarter inch. caramel/bronze color. its gorgeous.
s- sweet hoppy and citrusy scent. it's pleasant.
t- sweet bitterness with a citrus accent.
m- light/medium heft. sticks to taste buds initially but does not stick around too long.
o- i think this is one of the better English Pale Ale's i've had in a long time. it's sweet with just the right amount of hoppiness. the beer is very balanced.
Serving type: can
01-24-2014 03:50:05 | More by mcparker73
The Sword - Iron Swan Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.