Iron-Age | The Celt Experience

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Brewed by:
The Celt Experience
Wales, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A deep aromatic and fruity beer with hints of passion fruit. From marathon to the edge of heaven. Where Romans witnessed Druids. When sacrifice, ritual and cultures met. When ages welcomed magic.

Added by bark on 11-27-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Iron-Age from The Celt Experience
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 10 ratings