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The Sword - Iron Swan Ale - Real Ale Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

92 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.64/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

LXIXME, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.01/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great looking, clear and orange-tan monster head that lasted and left sticky lacing.

Citrus hops and a good maltiness come through on the aroma. The flavor has a nice crisp hops bite that compliments a solid malt backbone and plenty of citrusy notes. I also get a little bit of fruitiness, light fruits mainly.

Body is crisp, easy to drink, slightly slick and perfectly carbonated.

Personally, I love this beer. I will be buying it again regularly. I love this brewery in general, and love that it's pretty local to me too.

AlCaponeJunior, Sep 12, 2013
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The Sword - Iron Swan Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.