Saturday, October 19, 2013

Iron Maiden Trooper

Another successfully executed wings and beer night! Success being determined by two critical factors: Hot wings were bold and spicy.  The cold beer was frosty and refreshing.

Better yet, another new craft beer was on tap!

Woot! Woot!

It doesn't get much better than that!

On tap?

The brew, Trooper, is named after a song by the same name from Iron Maiden's Piece of Mind album.

The beer, Iron Maiden Trooper, is  brewed by Robinsons in collaboration with beer lover and Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson.

 That's pretty darned cool, right there!

All that niftiness aside, how was the beer?

Iron Maiden Trooper (4.70% ABV) was served in a frosty mug. It was a lovely orangy rad with the remnants of foam swirling on top. The froth left behind great lacing.

The aroma is malty with a nice bready yeastiness and a touch of hops.

The taste is just what I would expect from an ESB.  A nice hit of malty sweetness, a bit of caramel, and some breadiness. All this followed by a goodly bit of bitterness to balance out the flavors and carry it through to a nice crisp finish witha bite.

The mouthfeel is moderate with good carbonation.

Iron Maiden Trooper is ridiculously drinkable and goes down exceptionally easy.  I polished off a glass before I knew what happened. So good!!

Overall: very good

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