Trooper Hallowed | Robinsons Family Brewers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Robinsons Family Brewers
England, United Kingdom
robinsonsbrewery.com

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by vinicole on 09-22-2017

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Ranking:
#34,775
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
42
pDev:
14.09%
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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 11.2 oz bottle in a snifter. This hybrid Belgian ale pours a
nice clear medium dark red with a very nice head of off white foam
that settles to a thick ring, thin subtle pool, and showcases some light sudsy
lacing. Nose of subtle sweet malts, subtle spice of rye, and light fruity
ester notes. Flavors exceed the nose with a lightly spicy rye and medium
ester laden flavor profile giving rise to some notes of dates and figs
with a light sprinkling of dark malt and subtle cherry and cola notes.
Nice mouth feel; medium light body, medium low carbonation that is
lively for an English ale, and a lightly dry finish that is very nice.

Overall a solid hybrid English meets Belgian brew worth trying as
long as you are not looking for one nation style over the other.
Overall it is nice.

UP THE IRONS!

Cheers

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Photo of Rukeli76
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bixby1971
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GravityKills
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenBayBA
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish deep mahogany coloration with a small, creamy head. Smells of dark, toasted, caramel malt with notes of chocolate, banana and dark fruits: fig, raisin, with just a hint of spice. Slightly metallic note as well. Taste follows the nose, with dark, toasted, caramel malts being in the foreground, complemented by some yeasty wheat and notes of banana and dark fruits. Some spice noticeable as well. Slightly metallic note in the aftertaste and a rather light, slightly watery body, unfortunately. Also way overcarbonated for the style. This has a rather good approach, with a nice malt balance, estery yeast and fruity/spicy notes but ultimately falls flat with the watery body, overcarbonisation and metallic aftertaste.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Clear mohogany color with a nice white head and good lacing. Sweet grassy smell. Malty and caramel tastes. A bit thin but overall a good beer.

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Photo of Tone
1.62/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clear mahogany color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, corn, caramel malt, and sorghum. Does not seem to fit the style of a Belgian Dark Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is a strong dryness and metallic notes. Tastes of sweet malt, corn, caramel malt, hint of esters, and sorghum. Overall, weak appearance, poor aroma, blend, and body.

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Photo of shelby415
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aj21
5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jcarlosv
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Latarnik
3.19/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of citizencane
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours amer color with no head or lacing. Smell is caramel and toasted bread malt notes and definite booziness. Taste is the same with less booziness. Feels slightly sticky, but still thinner than I’d expect for a Belgian. Not bad, but below average.

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Photo of josanguapo
2.7/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From 3erTiempocervezas. In Teku glass. Playing Bioshock Remastered. Foam dissipates in seconds. Artificial and boring caramel profile, like in a modern Grimbergen dubbel. With metallic notes. Flat, industrialish

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Photo of tomb_ride
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/28/2017. Pours crystal clear reddish copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, red apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, spicy rye, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, red apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, spicy rye, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate peppery yeast/rye spiciness and herbal/floral/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark fruits, pear, red apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, banana, bubblegum, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, spicy rye, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is an excellent Belgian dark ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/spicy/drying finish. Well rounded Belgian yeast complexity, nicely rich malt balance, and nice noble hop presence. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmilyko
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of woodychandler
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I began my early teens as a metal head, moved on to 1960's-era psychedelia & graduated to punk rock in my senior year of high school. I had some friends in SoCal who were really into Iron Maiden & I am sure that they would get a kick out of these beers. I have to admit to being kind of excited myself when I saw them at The FGBS the other day.

From the bottle: "Created by Iron Maiden"; "Limited Edition Belgian Style Beer"; "Inspired by Belgium, Made in England"; "Hallowed is the fourth beer created by Iron Maiden and handcrafted by Robinsons Brewery. A hybrid beer inspired by Belgium and brewed in England, Hallowed has the TROOPER DNA running through its veins. Still charged with flavor, and with Crystal Rye giving Hallowed a blood red hue and smooth dry finish, this is one of Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson's finest brews yet: 'I have always loved Belgian beer but I wanted to make sure that we put a British twist on our brew. I think that we have created something unique.' The Belgian style yeast combines with Noble hops to deliver a complex palate of subtle banana with a plum finish. Enjoy cold."

I queued up some Iron Maiden on You Tube, Pop!ped the cap & let loose with a barrage of beer! This resulted in a two-plus finger cap of dense, foamy, tawny head with good retention that left behind good lacing as it slowly fall. Color was solid Copper (SRM = 17) with NE-quality clarity and deep Amber highlights. Nose smelled very hefeweizen-like with notes of clove and banana, but with a Belgian yeasty mustiness. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not much beyond it, either. The taste had a bready maltiness along with a strong banana quality. Hmm. I generally eschew hefeweizens that are too banana forward & this was not really doing it for me, either. Finish was semi-dry, but it left me feeling unfulfilled. YMMV.

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Photo of djrn2
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Frederic Robinson Ltd. Unicorn Brewery "Trooper Hallowed"
11.2 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "L7209 10:30"
$3.99 @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: How could I pass this up, another Trooper beer? It says it's a limited edition but I don't know if it's a Halloween release or not. Probably not. Anyway, it pours a clear ruby-accented deep mahogany brown body beneath a finger-thick head of creamy off-white. The aroma is sweetish with clove and dark-skinned fruit over medium-dark caramelish malt. Perhaps there's some banana there as well. And the flavor follows suit. It's just lightly spicy from the yeast, and that helps to balance the sweetness along with a median to moderate bitterness. It's nicely balanced between malt that's not overblown in body or caramel malt additions, yeasty fruitiness (plum, raisin, banana) and spiciness, and bitterness. It's sweetish upfront but it finishes dry with some spiciness, earthiness, and leafiness from the yeast and hops. It's medium-light in body and gently crisp with a fine-bubbled moderate carbonation. Very drinkable despite the 6.0% ABV which never really shows except for a touch of drying character in the finish. I wouldn't have minded if they'd taken it up a little bit further into Quad territory but it really is quite nice as it is. The one thing that really hurts it is that the head dropped quite readily and the lacing was then limited.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.48/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Trooper Hallowed from Robinsons Family Brewers
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 42 ratings