Friday, December 27, 2013

Robinsons Iron Maiden Trooper - England - 15/12/2013

The low down:
 So when you're waiting for the next attack
You'd better stand, there's no turning back

The Beer is based on the Trooper, which is based on the charge of the light brigade which is based on conjecture and possibly some third hand accounts.

The good news is that unlike most merchandised foods/drinks, Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden actually took an interest in what the output would be. It's typical modern English, and that’s not a bad thing.

Iron Maiden (the band) really represents a bygone era when metal had massive hair and power wails in every verse, and if you see them live now they are still as awesome as ever, just like their beer.

Packaging: 10/10
Number of the Beast was the first vinyl I ever bought. I live for this kind of art.
Refreshment: 6/10
English ale refreshing, it sits nicely and doesn't suffer as it gets warmer.
Flavour 8/10:
Not particularly carbonated with notes of citrus and some lovely bitter hops.
Alcohol Content: 5/10
4.7%. Gone are the days of sex drugs and rock and roll, I guess. See my recommendation below.
Price: 5/10
$10 for a 500ml. Not terrible considering it's licensed.
Total: 34/50

I haven’t been able to dig up whether there will be more Iron Maiden ales produced by Robinsons, If there are I am looking forward to:
- 666, the lager of the beast.
- Fear of the Dark Ale
- Run to the Hills Indian Pale ale
- The Mikeller/Brewdog cross over with ABV in the 30s "The wasted years."
You're welcome.
Tonight we eat curry with English beer!