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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


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
terrybail (661) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2010
Bottlr from the LCBO Pours a nice hazy yellow ith a huge frothy head and tons of lacing The aroma is slight hops and wet grass The taste is mild hops not bad would drink again

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
robinvboyer (3213) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2010
Aroma is pungent hops, grass and sweet corn and cooked vegetables. Flavor is sharp and tastes alot like stale hood and paper. The sweet corn comes back in the finish. This is not a great beer, it’s drinkable but I don’t see myself having it again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GRM (3057) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2010
Brown bottle, 500 ml, gift from Karl Probst, savoured on January 26 2010; eye: golden, clear, no effervescence, tiny layer of tan head, no lacing; nose: light sourness, fruity, light grain; mouth: light sourness, fruity, light grain, lightly sour finale with a good fruity presence, medium-light body, velvety texture, below-average carbonation; overall: out of the ordinary FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, cadeau de Karl Probst, savourée le 26 janvier 2010; œil : dorée, claire, pas d’effervescence, petite couverture de mousse fauve, pas de dentelle; nez : légère aigreur, fruité, léger grain; bouche : légère aigreur, fruité, léger grain, finale légèrement aigre avec une bonne présence fruitée, corps moyen-léger, texture veloutée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement aigre et sucrée; en résumé : hors de l’ordinaire

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DerWeg (1514) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2009
Nice orange-yellow pour, moderate carb and white head. Odd duck aroma of fruit and lactic, some lemon tartness. Flavor replays aroma plus some simple malt sweetness. Finish rolls into some faint lemony hops. Commercial description is bullsh-t and they also spell ’palate’ wrong. Drinkable but kinda unpleasant sweetness and slight metallic-lactic note would stay me from drinking a few.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (3011) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2009
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served cold in a hotel rocks glass.

App.: Clear golden with a rim of white. Aroma: Mainly just crystal malt, some biscuit and fruitiness, a bit of old apple juice and a woody note, no hop notes to speak of, kinda bland. Palate: Medium body, fairly sparse carbonation. Flav.: A floral note for sure, a fair bit of non-descript malt, some light fruitiness and biscuit; dry with a wee touch of bitterness.

Not objectionable, certainly forgettable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (894) - 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 (758) - 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 it’s 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, I’d 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 (2526)
- 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.


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