Railway City Iron Spike - Light | Railway City Brewing Company

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Railway City Iron Spike - LightRailway City Iron Spike - Light

Brewed by:
Railway City Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by hegelec on 07-25-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of mrmanning
3.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This golden ale decants a deep straw and pours a billowing and frothy bleached white cap. I see nice head retention here which speaks to the excellent quality of the ingredients used.

The aroma is quite nice. Refreshing zesty hops, mint leaves, fresh pear, a bit of citrus too.

The flavour profile is a perfect match for summer on a patio. Sweet fruit (pears) pair up well with the acidic citrus (lemon) and the floral hops (saaz). A bit of anise follows towards the finsih.

An interesting take on a summer ale. The refreshing aspects of a lager (crisp, saaz freshness and bitterness), combined with the fruitiness of an ale. Medium bodied, full flavours that embrace a desired summer quench.

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Photo of hegelec
3.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Pale gold/yellow in colour, with a white cap. Some lacing. Nothing special.

Smells sort of grassy and citrusy. Herbal hops is detectable. Not much grain.

Hoppier than I expected, with biscuity grains and some light fruit. Average.

Light mouthfeel, overly carbonated. At least it goes down easy though ...

When will "light beer" brewers start bringing down the beer's ABV instead of the residual carbs? This wasn't bad, but it was too thin. I'd rather have a 2.5% light beer that tastes just like real beer than a 4% beer that tastes like a decent imitation.

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Railway City Iron Spike - Light from Railway City Brewing Company
3.15 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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