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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%
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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


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hammy78 (762) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2011
Draught sample in St. Thomas. Pours a golden yellow/ blonde white head, decent lacing. Aroma is of hops. Taste is also of hops and a little grassy. Not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cyrenaica (1053) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
500ml bottle
4.3% ABV
I tried this beer on November 10, 2010 after purchasing from the Queen’s Quay LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent red-hued golden colour with almost no head. A white ring and heavy effervescence persisted throughout. The aroma was milky sugar, grains, and floral hops. The flavour was grainy malt and some weak hoppy tones. An alright beer, but nothing spectacular.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GonZoBeeR (2937) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2010
Aroma:sweet citrus aroma... Appearance:clear gold,ligh head.. Flavor:sweet citrus-fruity flavor...

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle from the LCBO. Pale golden pour. The nose is slightly grainy with loads of green apple. Acetaldehyde, DMS and little but flaws. Wow - this is truly awful.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fullers (254) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
Bottle LCBO. Pours golden with large white head. Aroma of vanilla and citrus. Medium bodied not overly carbonated. Toffee and citrus in flavour with sweetish finish. Pleasant,

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlovakSniper (3285) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2010
Liquide doré qui ne développe aucune tête mousseuse. Le nez détecte des grains légèrement sucrés, des fleurs, de l’herbe et des fruits qui dégagent une âpreté un peu dérangeante. Au goût, les notes grillées sont accompagnées de notes houblonnées discrètes et de fruits tropicaux. Le liquide a une corpulence moyennement faible et sa texture est douce. Faible effervescence avec une finale qui offre un mélange de notes surettes et de notes amères.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
markas101 (1883) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2010
1 pint bottle, Mulmur, ON, Canada. Pours gold with zero head. Sour aroma, slight carbonation and an off taste. Maybe the bottle, but this was sour with a slight hop finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2010
500 ml bottle. Clear golden with a thick and dense foamy head with good retention. Aroma is sweet malt with honey, floral notes, berries and grapes. Flavor is grainy with sweet malt, fruits, yeast and floral notes, there is also a bit of smoken and wooden notes. Thin body and mouthfeel is on the watery side.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2010
Clear orangey pour with a nice robust head. Aroma has a - and I hate to use this term - wet cardboard whiff on top of some maltiness. Not a nice scent and one that colours the initial impression. Taste is full of maltiness and a slight peach-like bite. Disconcerting at first, but not too bad. Goes down fairly smoothly considering the heavy carbonation. Interesting, not unpleasant and certainly something a bit different.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
garthicus (2712) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 5, 2010
Appearance: Slightly hazy orange with a medium snow white head. Aroma: Lots of caramel and grass, some odd plasticness to it too with a good deal of grain notes. Flavour: Caramel again with damp cardboard, lots of carbonation, a tiny amount of honey and an afterthought of hops. Not enjoyable.


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