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
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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Big off white head slowly settles to a quarter inch frothy layer above a clear copper to bronze colored beer.

Light sweet caramel grain malts with some light hops characteristics in the aroma.

Caramel malts which lean towards being sweet added with a light almost spiciness in the taste.

Dryish aftertaste with light caramel tastes remaining behind with this medium bodied beer.

Pretty decent and easy drinking beer and with the light spices makes this more than a amber like tasting beer.

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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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