Iron Horse Lager | Sweetwater Tavern & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sweetwater Tavern & Brewery
Virginia, United States
greatamericanrestaurants.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2004

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2
Ratings:
3
pDev:
1.24%
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of cjgiant
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at brewpub:
Pours fairly black in a medium light room, clarity visible at the mahogany edges. Beige head is lasting as film and a thick collar.

Nose has a roasted malt cola aspect. A deeper whiff brings some flavored coffee, as well as a lightly sweet floral aspect.

Taste also starts a bit sweet, but the roasted malt coffee comes to the party quickly. This brings a slight charred bitterness to balance the opening. The mix becomes more chocolatey, but not very sweet, maybe a light cola aspect.


A nice malty, lighter offering that fits into the style quite well, I believe.

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Photo of Boone757
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ManekiNeko
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from a growler purchased at the brewpub and drunk upon getting home. I used a tallish pilsener style glass.

Appearance: Clear ruby-twinged brown topped by a smallish frothy offwhite head. No real head retention, but small flecks of foam were left on the glass.

Smell: Biscuity caramelized malts with a hint of smokiness mixing with faint grassy hops.

Taste: Caramelized and bready malts again. Smokiness is a little more apparent, but not like a rauchbier or anything.

Mouthfeel: Lightbodied, suprising given the apparent malt bill.

Drinkability: This is a fine little session beer. It won't make you go, "Holy Shit!!" but will definitely make you say, "Damn!"

Other: this helped me get through one of the debates.. I forget which.

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Iron Horse Lager from Sweetwater Tavern & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 3 ratings