Iron Maiden Trooper | Robinsons Family Brewers

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
TROOPER takes its name from the Iron Maiden song which is inspired by the famous Charge of the Light Brigade. Being a real ale enthusiast, vocalist Bruce Dickinson has developed a beer which has true depth of character.

TROOPER is a Premium British Beer inspired by Iron Maiden and handcrafted at Robinsons brewery. Malt flavours and citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops dominate this deep golden ale with a subtle hint of lemon.

Added by flyingpig on 07-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
892
Reviews:
195
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
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42
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Photo of Krusader
3.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.47/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.19/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Darandos
2.58/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KMillard
3.01/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

No widget. Aftertaste some metallic off tastes. Stronger esb, bitter taste than old specled hen, though not as complex.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.82/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. Indecipherable can dating notes on bottom.

Bright copper red and brown body highlights with hints of chestnut colors to the edges. Very light khaki top with a good solid fistfull and tall controlled head. Island puck and crowned top with excellent retention and head, sheets of lacing add a good semblance to the appearance as well. Nice looker.

Solid balance mix of caramel notes and toasty brown bread. Crusty hints of bread crust, and a touch dry. Cararmel seems a little basic but nothing horrifically sweet sensing or sugary. Minimal hop presence, but aims slightly herbal mostly.

Palate sticks to some basics, but with some minor letdowns. Unexpected light body, nearly too wet, with a washing mouthfeel that doesn't make the flavors last. Faint toast and cracker notes, with a bit of faint indistinct hop accents, just a mild perceived bitterness.

A rather simple Bitter, but drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of djura
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found it here in Serbia, bottle 0,33 l

A - Amber with thin white head. Medium carbonation.
S - Weak calamalt aroma, some fruits in the back..
T/M - Drinkable, balanced, bitter finish, some caramel in the mouth. Low carbonation.

O - Fine & drinkable.

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Photo of KryptKeeper
3.92/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MNAle
3.57/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber, with visible carb bubbles rising. 1/2 inch tan to off white thick head, receding slowly. Classic English bitter in appearance, inviting you to take a sip. Aroma is earthy, sweet bread, with fruit, apple. Moderate to somewhat thin feel. Eathy and fruit flavor, bread, with the fruits from the aroma blending nicely with notes of citrus providing a refreshing touch. Bittering begins in the middle, lingering into the finish and aftertaste to provide a good balance to the earthy overall taste.

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Photo of mmorris15
3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fine amber with an almost nitro off white head. Laces very well. Smells of toasted bread, caramel, and spiced apples. Taste mostly of sweet apples and pears, with some caramel, sweet bread, and a hint of earthy bitterness and dirtiness. Medium carbonation, smooth, and pretty balanced. Overall, this is a decent ESB, but not one of turn to regularly, despite my draw to Evil Eddie. Cheers!

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Photo of nasty15108
3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not a bad brew. Typical malty ESB style. A little light in character and not over packed with flavor, but in all not a bad brew.

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Photo of threesignificantstarfish
4.01/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Like a Budweiser only a little better. I gotta say that the display of the can or bottle definitely out does the taste of the beer. However it's a nice beer for a warm sunny day....In the pits.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.46/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curt_rowe
3.81/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dertyd
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abbott
2.64/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Electros
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Brew_Darrymore
3.81/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of beerguy04
3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light amber hue with a 2 finger head. Smells of citrus hops. Taste is malty when it hits your mouth. But, has a bitter citrus after taste. Mouthfeel is creamy. Overall, similar to a macro brew. However, the citrus is a better choice than rice or corn in a macro brew.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Feel_the_Darkness
4.06/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck_Jones
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreatHammerhead
3.67/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 16.9 oz can poured into a pint glass.

Look: Hazy copper with a thick, white two finger head. Very good head retention.

Smell: Fruit esters followed by tangy hops prevail.

Taste: A balanced low hop bitterness runs throughout.

Feel: Thin as water with low carbonation.

Overall: Not a bad beer but there are better options.

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Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
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