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Brewed by Railway City Brewing Company
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
St. Thomas, Canada

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Iron Spike Blonde introduces itself with an antique gold colour accentuated with a generous white foam. Nose of honey, spicy, lemon zest and citric hops, some biscuit malt, a nice peach/tropical fruit profile as well. On the pallet the beer enters with a hint of sweet fruit upfront (peach, pear mostly), followed by lemon, some mild hops, and sweet grains. It has a floral aftertaste, similar to that of rose petals. Lots of pretty spider web lace left behind from the head, and good retention. Medium body with a sweet fruit finish, nicely balanced by moderate thoughtful hopping."

4.3 % alcohol by volume, IBU’s 15.9

Food Pairings: Pasta, Pizza, Fajitas, Lasagna, Mussels, Peas, Salads, Salmon, Squid, Thai Food, Sweetbreads


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
500 mL can from the brewery, served in a branded glass. Pours clear straw-yellow with a small white creamy head that fades to a thin cover. On the nose are light grains, soft hops, flowers and hints of yeast and flowers. The flavour is moderately bitter and slightly sweet with delicate herby hops and grains. The finish is medium in length, medium bitter with flowers and earth. On the palate, it is light-medium in body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a passable blonde, but nothing to write home about. It is quite grainy but has some nice hops. 2012-09-02

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniel0017 (408) - Yukon, CANADA - NOV 8, 2012
golden yellow / amber with light carbonation and short bubbly head. aromas of citrusy hops and musty fruit. flavor is initially sweet yet evenly balanced by hop bitterness near the end and some metallic cornyness. mouthfeel is slightly bitter and dry.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Viper666 (2787) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
Canette 473ml. De couleur dorée et claire. Nez de grains de malt pâles sucrés, léger de houblon herbeux (herbes mouillées), floral et aux faibles traces citriques ainsi qu’avec des notes fruitées (agrumes). Mince-moyennene en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture aux petites notes huileuses. Notes fruitées (agrumes et zeste) accompagné de notes amères de houblon floral lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût de grains de malt pâle avec quelques traces métalliques et de miel puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume asséchante de houblon plus herbeux. Post-goût moyen et un peu sec, légèrement amer de houblon herbeux aux notes florales.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (5258) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bought this as a road pop beer and it didn’t actually turn out at all bad. Golden colour, a little head. Some malt, some hops, and a tiny bit of character. Great for style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bunget (679) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
500ml bottle bottled 6 days before sampling. Pours a beautiful deep yellow body. Medium collar leaves some lacing, but not too much. Interesting aroma: vanilla, wild berries, buttermilk, everything very sweet. Taste - a little sweet, not to complex and yet light, delicate hops and some strong malt presence.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boutip (5185) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2012
Can: Poured a bright golden color ale with a medium size white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of unrefined cereal notes with lightly sweet notes. Taste is also a mix between some grainy cereal with light unrefined notes with a lightly sweet finish. Body is above average for style with good carbonation. Fairly middle of the road offering though the beer description is a bit over the top compared to the results.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Lubiere (11155) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2012
A hazed golden ale, over-carbonated and gushing, with a super thick frothy lacing white head. In aroma, sweet grassy malt with light berry notes and soap. In mouth, sweet honey malt with light acidity, unpleasant and showing signs of infection.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
czar (5699) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2012
pours clear light golden with a small white head, no retention. grainy, some malts, lightly hopped - grassy-citrusy, hint of lemon. average to almost aggressive carbonation, light body, very short finish. bland.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cfrancis (2699) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
Pours a clear golden yellow with a big frothy white top. Aroma is grain, small wheat and hops. Taste is fairly pedestrian, mostly grain with some hop bite but mostly old grain.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle, pours bright yellow, aroma is corn and it is fairly light, basic beer flavours, not much life. it is drinkable


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