The Sword - Iron Swan Ale
Real Ale Brewing Company

The Sword - Iron Swan AleThe Sword - Iron Swan Ale
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From:
Real Ale Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
English Pale Ale
ABV:
5.88%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.52 | pDev: 10.23%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
84
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 25, 2016
Added:
Aug 01, 2013
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  12
SCORE
81
Good
The Sword - Iron Swan AleThe Sword - Iron Swan Ale
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 3.48 by Dicers from Colorado

Sep 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Pegasus from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
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.
Apr 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by nathanmiller from New York

Mar 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.48 by Jeschief

Nov 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

Oct 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by spycow from Illinois

Oct 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by StephRai from New York

Sep 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by cfrobrew from Texas

Aug 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Big_Dave from Texas

Aug 14, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by adrew from Texas

Jul 30, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Buttstallion from Texas

Jul 30, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Dello from Texas

Jul 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by ChaseTheAce from Texas

Jul 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by kantsurf from California

Jun 17, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by TX-Badger from Texas

Jun 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Cynic-ale from Texas

Jun 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by ruckus232 from Illinois

Jun 06, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Ford from Texas

Jun 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by DdogDallas from Texas

May 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Salter714 from Texas

May 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by csfcmitchell from Texas

Apr 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by TxHopHead4 from Texas

Apr 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Thanx4AllDaFish from Texas

Apr 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by nsheehan from Texas

Mar 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Mar 09, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by emergency_beef from Texas

Feb 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by JohnBender from Texas

Feb 05, 2014
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Reviewed by mcparker73 from Texas

4.41/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
a- big white and thick 1 inch head when poured which settles down to a half/quarter inch. caramel/bronze color. its gorgeous.

s- sweet hoppy and citrusy scent. it's pleasant.

t- sweet bitterness with a citrus accent.

m- light/medium heft. sticks to taste buds initially but does not stick around too long.

o- i think this is one of the better English Pale Ale's i've had in a long time. it's sweet with just the right amount of hoppiness. the beer is very balanced.
Jan 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by whatname from Pennsylvania

Jan 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by XicanoBeerRun from Texas

Jan 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Jenray from Texas

Dec 28, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by Todd from California

Dec 15, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by greenspointexas from Texas

Dec 14, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by PaulUH from Texas

Nov 08, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by n00blar from Maryland

Nov 01, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by StevenLaValley from Texas

Oct 31, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Oct 25, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by cgrunin from Texas

Oct 25, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by Canti4341 from Texas

Oct 22, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by DillanWeems from Texas

Oct 22, 2013
The Sword - Iron Swan Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 99 ratings