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
Ranking:
#42,950
Reviews:
206
Ratings:
925
pDev:
14.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 925 |  Reviews: 206
Photo of WanderingFool
3.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of franklioni
4.19/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Surprisingly good and easy drinking...

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Photo of Dufmandinga
2.94/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Juice14
3.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Santosizer
3.87/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spending a few years in England for UNI, saw this in my craft store in Pasadena CA and had to pick this up.

A - Doesn't look anything how they describe it. Moreover, when I think of strong bitter, in my experience they're darker. This poured a medium gold body, 1 finger head, dissipates very quickly.

S - You definitely get that unique british malt, very bready, a tad spice from zest, grainy, hops are mildly present, cascade is almost dimmed down by the malt.

T - The taste confirms that the cascade is oddly drowned out with the malt. The malt is not bad here, it's biscuity, mildly hoppy in characteristic.

F - A very light beer in body. Hops give it a mild resin that dries out the tongue, very refreshing in this aspect. The malt is subtle in that it gives you a good breathe of alcohol after a drink.

O - I love Maiden, I love beer, and I love England. But truth be told this beer is generic enough for casual beer goers. Whilst (see what I did there?) the cascade aspect of this beer adds a mild uniqueness for more adventurous palates to enjoy. I genuinely think the brewer tried to please everyone's palate with this creation. It's a great representation of British beer. And the ABV is wonderfully sessioned. If you want a heavier British beer, seek out King Goblin. \m/ Metal Up Your Arse \m/

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Photo of scotorum
3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 16.9 oz. can into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a: Clear copper with an inch thick white head which receded to thick surface foam and dense lacing. Required additional brief pours to empty the can.

s: nuttin

t: Light ripe fruit notes dominate up front at first, later a mild bready/caramel malt comes to dominate. Sweetish to dry finish.

m: Medium, good body, strong carbonation tingle.

o: A good quality mild malty brew. If it was cheaper I might buy it again as a dinner beer.

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Photo of A-Sox
3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BellsFan
3.18/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mozartandmadnes
3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stezz420
3.16/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From XXXII. In Legado de Yuste glass. Watching El niño. Sweetness in aroma and taste but not unpleasant. Much Better than the ACDC beer. Rating: 3

15 Jul 016: From lacasadelacerveza. In Ikea's pint glass. Book of souls plastic bottle. As I couldnt assist to Iron Maiden's concert in my city yesterday, Ill compesate drinking this today. Seems they improved the recipe, as its very balanced. Avg 3.72

13 May 2017. From El corte ingles. New label and cap. In Ikea's pint glass. At lunch after futsal match, with maccaronni bolognesa and acedias + choco rings. Each times seems improved. In this case I've found slight and pleasant toffee notes and a highly moreish feeling. Avg 3.75

30 Sep 2017. From Lalonjadelacerveza. New label (only head of Eddie) In Ikea's english pint glass. After futsal match. At lunch, with lubina al horno. Worse aspect in glass, little foam

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Photo of Tommy_Z
2.21/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The beer was very weak -- the 4.7 abv gave that away before even popping the cap. Once it was in my mouth the real disappointment set in -- this beer is utterly flavorless.

A beer with the name "The Trooper" and Eddie charging into battle should be powerful and flavorful -- this beer was not. The only thing good was the superb artwork on the bottle and the can.

This sums it up artistically --

https://www.facebook.com/195859287178832/photos/a.260767604021333.53387.195859287178832/752127218218700/?type=1&theater

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

Photo of norrisk66
3.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 303beer
3.78/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drinkable. Amber in color. Little bit of hop profile to it. Goldings and Cascade hop variety. I like it.

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Photo of Stubbie1
3.31/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice Amber color, thin thick head, mild nose of malt with a touch of hops. Taste is average. A hint of bread on the front with hops finishing this off. Overall an O.K brew

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Photo of rbmjr1
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

I'm guessing this sells more because of the label than the beer. Its ok. The beer pours a clear amber with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The smell is bicuity...and the taste is a lil sour/bitter. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with poor carbonation. Overall....its ok.

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Photo of mothmanscott
2.74/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a medium amber producing 2 fingers off-white, shortlived head that leave a flecks & wash of filmy lacing. Aroma is thin; malty (caramel), faintly fruity & mildly acetic, with earthy & herbal notes (burley tobacco). Taste is watery malt, tart candied apple, with a hoppy bitter character up front that rapidly balances with the malt. Malt dissipates in the finish to a dry mildly bitter/astringent, lightly metallic aftertaste. All of the British ESB I\'ve ever encountered are watery & thin. Muted aroma & flavor might best described my experience with this one.

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Photo of JordanHageman
3.37/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beejay
2.81/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A: Pale amber in color. White head on top with another layer on top with many frog eyes.

S: A touch of hops, and some light caramel. The hops are a touch on the flowery side, with a faint burnt caramel aroma coming in, followed by almost a slight metallic scent.

T: Light caramel and bread, very light hop flavor, with a little bit of an odd tannic or metallic flavor. Slightly odd bitterness in the linger.

M: Medium light in body, with fairly high carbonation and a bit of a bite in the finish.

O: Overall this beer falls short of the mark.. you are paying for a label, not the beer inside. I heard good things about this one, so it's totally bummertown.

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Photo of Vylo
4.11/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thumperskibum
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffrey-Pulver
4.52/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very much enjoyed this ale. It had a unique taste and a great look. I highly recommend it.

Up The Irons \m/

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Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 925 ratings
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