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

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RATINGS: 65   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, IBUís 15.9

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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (790) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2009
UPDATED: APR 3, 2014 bottle & tap. Poured clear amber with a lasting thin white head. Delicious bready malt aroma with some citrus. Medium-light body, crisp mouthfeel with a tart dry finish. Flavour is sweet and malty, grainy with herbal hop note.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wilderthanyou (752) - Guelph, CANADA - NOV 23, 2009
Pours your typical fizzy yellow beer. The aroma is interesting, tropical fruits, peach, lemon, hay, floral, more or less the description of the beer. The flavour follows suit, with pear and peach, seriously the description is pretty accurate, all and all itís a decent beer, with lots of flavors to be tasted, just none I particularly want to taste in a beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2009
500ml Bottle: Pours light copper, extremely carbonated, thin line of white head on top. Aroma is fresh, lemon, sour orange, . Bread and peach are at the forefront of the first sip, albeit a bit watery.. think a thin peach cobbler. Additional citrus fruits, good floral bitter hops. A refreshing beer, Iíd much rather have this in the summer heat than heading into winter. Could be improved with a bit more body, but nice regardless.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2123)
- Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2009
500 ml bottle from Summerhill LCBO. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow gold with small white head. Nose of bread, honey and fruit. Light-bodied but decent moderately sweet flavour with grains, distinct honeyness and mild hops in the finish. Nothing special, but quite drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmay (807)
- Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2009
500 ml bottle from brewery. Pours pale golden yellow. Mild white head, dissipates quickly. Sweet bready aroma, sweet malty flavour, with slightly hoppy finish. Not bad.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
clear golden yellow, fluffy whit head. nose; dried fruits, bread, orange peel. taste; fairly similar, nothing to intersting, meh.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Trev (1837) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Pours pale gold with quick fading head. Aroma is grainy malt, slightly fruity, light grassy hop. Flavour is weird, I get smoke?!? Low sweetness and some woody grassy hop, light bitter finish. Different.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
gilvanblight (761) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2009
Uber heady, but fades quickly. Over-carbonated. Very illusive scent. Very faint hopiness. Hard to find. Very unique taste. Taste does not fit the scent. Some malts, though not much. Woody. Sweet. Synthetic. Overall unbalanced, very unbalanced. Could be good if the initial taste fit with the mid and the end.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tessic (816) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2009
This ale poured a slightly cloudy, light yellow colour with a nice big, bright white head. To the nose there are scents of orange citrus, cigarettes, grass and hopps. First sip was a little watery with flavours of smoke??? Also a little citrus at the end. Palate is thin and smokey. Whats with the smoke? Sadly disappointed.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2013 I think my previous rating of this was a little harsh. Though the description of what it looks like is the same Iíd like to say that the aroma is very sweet and bready. A lot of what I thought was woody would be just the predominate bready yeast that Iím getting in the flavour. Palate is medium but verging on syrupy. The aftertaste isnít harsh and leaves a sweetness in your mouth. Previous 2009 rating... Bottle LCBO This wasnít there two days ago so Iím assuming it is fresh.. but on the shelf no less. Cloudy golden colour with thin white head. Aroma is dirty with grass and faint sweetness... almost sour. Odd woody flavour as well....... Hmmmmmm


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