Biere D'or | Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Slatetank on 06-21-2008

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of tobelerone
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Iron Hill Media.

Pours a near-clear gold with a small head that falls quickly. Nice lacing clings to the glass. Fruity yeasty aroma; spices; floral and citrus hops; caramel malt in the nose.

Peppery spice and fairly strong bitterness combine in the flavor, as well as mild fruity, banana, and bubblegum esters. Moderate candi sugar sweetness evaporates in a dry finish. Floral and spicy hops leave a lingering bitterness in the aftertaste.

Medium-light body with medium carbonation and a fairly crisp feel. Well made and fairly authentic overall but not the most exciting or interesting beer for my tastes.

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Photo of garuda
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden, mostly clear with a white head that retains well with little lacing.

S/T - Nice lemon-zesty, yeast funk with a little bit of spice, and a moderate grassy/hay hop bitterness.

M - Light body, high carbonation, finishes crisp and clean.

O - A strong pale at 5%? Really? A little too bitter for my liking in the style, but nice and refreshing on a hot day.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Iron Hill, Media, PA

Served in a stem glass, this beer poured a hazy golden-yellow, with a bubbly white head that receded to a wispy layer; some lacing observed. Aroma of Belgian yeast, hints of citrus and musty hay. Pretty crisp and fresh in the taste, Belgian yeast, light spices, sugar, leafy and grassy with a somewhat bitter finish with a touch of cardboard. Pretty solid example of the style, though not mind-blowing. Light-bodied, and goes down very easily for sure.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nose was musty, yeast-driven. Mouthfeel was medium with a dry, musty, yeast-driven taste on the tongue. Finish had a dusty, musty dryness, like shaking a bundle of really old newspapers and then inhaling deeply. This would be good for the people who prefer a dry beer but are not total hopheads like me. Beautiful, bone-white finger's worth of head like it was for a photo shoot. Color was a slightly lazy honey- yellow (gold).

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Photo of Deuane
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear golden yellow with a medium white head that leaves nice lacing behind.

S-Quite fruity, with a plethora of those "typical" aromas one associates with Belgian yeast.

T-Initial sweetness with a nice lively fruitiness. Drys out in the end and the aftertaste. Nice lingering residual sweetness from the Belgian candi sugar.

M-Medium-light body with a drying crispness. Feels light in the end.

D-Certainly nothing wrong with this beer but for me it is a bit dull. Drinkable yes, but exciting no....a good starter beer but not one I would keep going back to.

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Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A snifter glass served at the Lancaster brewpub after an excellent beer and cheese dinner.

A: The ale is a golden color, brilliantly clear save for a steady stream of bubbles. A decent finger-sized head blankets the ale.

S: The aroma is fruity, lots of aromas driven by the Belgian yeast.

T: The ale has a great flavor profile, sweet with a dry finish. The sweetness is propelled by the yeast, dry but full of berries. Candi sugars add a deeper level of taste. The ale is a Duvel clone minus the hop bite.

M: The yeast is the real star here, imparting a wide array of flavors that never lets up.

D: The string of carbonation allows the tastebuds to reset, assisting the tastebuds. Iron Hill has the Belgians nailed and this is no exception.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at the brewpub on Harrisburg Pike across from F and M in Lancaster.
Served chilled in a goblet
A - A gently hazed golden amber w/ a thin 1/4 inch of white foam w/ lace that clings well

S - Very yeasty w/ bready and spiced notes w/ an earthy wet dirt odor which is light and malt aroma w/ a subtle booze note. There is plenty of spice, but not overy noticeable at first especially the ginger

M - Highly effervescent w/ a round smooth yeasty feel and mild sweetness. A good dose of spice the texture is semi-dry and has a moderately full feel

T - The flavor is crisp and fresh at first w/ spice -ginger/green peppercorn and yet the malt has a slight creaminess w/ a light pils type grainy flavor. Very moderate yet tasty spice for a strong pale belgian. The herbal flavors compliment the yeast very well and the yeast is the primary flavor. There is plenty of spiciness from the yeast, but the spices added seem to augment the taste overall

D - A fine flavor that is really nice w/ the spicing done well with restraint, yet balanced enough to be noticeable. I would drink multiple servings of this for sure. I like the yeast w/ spice in the strong golden malty beer. It is delightful to sip until just before room temperature. This is not a cloying spiced ale at all, but simply another well made Belgian ale from Paul & Co. at Iron hill that has very nice spice additions that are well executed in the aroma and flavor. Just watch as this has a bit of umph under the smoothness of the Belgian malts

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Biere D'or from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 7 ratings