The Sword - Iron Swan Ale | Real Ale Brewing Company

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The Sword - Iron Swan AleThe Sword - Iron Swan Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.88%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Real Ale partners with band The Sword to create Iron Swan Ale. Our newest canned offering is a tribute to the song that first introduced us to a packaging hall favorite, The Sword. Iron Swan pours a deep copper color and has an enticing intro of fruit and caramel with subtle hints of earth and spice. This medium bodied ale showcases the fruitiness of our house ale strain, along with the rich toffee flavors of English crystal malt. Added complexity is provided by generous amounts of English hops. Iron Swan finishes slightly dry with a mild spiciness that beckons another can. Fire up your turntable and audition Iron Swan yourself.

Added by whoneeds8 on 08-01-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
99
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
10.34%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
12
For Trade:
1
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Appearance: Small white head atop a clear golden orange body. The head retention is poor. Thin, fine-beaded lacing coats the glass walls.

Aroma: Caramel malt and herbal hops dominate the aroma.

Taste: Begins with prominent caramel and toffee, earthy hops balance the sweetness. As the taste progresses, the hops dominate, although there is a little apple rind as well. late in the taste, there are some bread malt flavors. Finishes with a lingering herbal bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, pleasant, and full.

Drinkability/notes: A decent example, nothing to write home about, but certainly OK.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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The Sword - Iron Swan Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 99 ratings.
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