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

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bunget (506) - 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 (4656) - 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 (9789) - 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 (4159) - 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 (2270) - 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 (2308) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (673) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
I’m evidently against the grain a bit, but I thought this was a really impressive go at what can be a limiting style. Pours light amber, not much head. Aromas - very floral and fruity, slight citrus. Taste is subtle sweetness and gentle bitterness in nice tension. Drinkable, clean.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OntBeerDrinker (427) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2012
when I poured it it smellt like tacos and lemonzest no lie.(a distance away I could smell that)right from glass just smelt soft,light and a soft fruityness. Taste is all soft and light of lemon zest,peach and pear. I also could taste the hops and they smelt that warm smell some hops have. Itès a little more then just average. some sips remind me of an IPA and some seem just like a blonde ale with veary little light fruitness. worth trying cxheers I had the can btw

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoR (493) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2011
Not the best beer out there but certainly one that is refreshing enough to merit a second try.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1163) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
(bottle) hazy pale amber with small white head; aromas of stewed fruit, hint of metallic; flavour is predominantly sour, with long medium bitter finish


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