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


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Lubiere (12878) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12690) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
Can - Sweet bready malts and light citrus. Clear gold with a decent white head. Sweet biscuit malts and some grains. Well done typical blond.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (11173) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2008
Plastic bottle really. Neutral aroma, a tad malty. A little head. Pale blond colour. A malt storey, fine lightness, with a little local H- hop. Carbonation is there and its appropriate. Caramel. A little lace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9835) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2008
2008-05-01. Orange amber body with a small quick off white head. Sweet bready malt aroma, light hops, brief sweet hint of fruit or white grapes? (6+) Similarly sweet malty flavour, just enough bitterness to balance things nicely. (6+) Palate is slightly more full bodied than average, pleasantly so. (3+) On the mild side of the flavour spectrum, but a pretty solid first effort. Nice job. Growler courtesy of MrManning

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2011
Bottle,  brought & shared by Robbie from Kingston. Hazy golden, medium white head. Aroma and palate of ripe pears and soft melon, lightly phenolic. Very nicely fruity, lighter palate without being thin. Nice.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2008
[1629-20080823] Tap. Bit of grainy plastic aroma. Clear, light orange brown body with quick foamy white bubbles. Grainy flavour has slightly sour notes. Light-medium body is rough. Fair.
(2008 GTA’s @ beerbistro; Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
czar (7711) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (7613) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2008
Growler shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & tupalev -- courtesy of MrManning. Pours a clear bubbly orange-copper with an average size diminishing white head. Nice, fresh aroma of caramel malt, light floral hops and some sweet biscuit or bread. Flavour of caramel malt, lightly sweet along with some fruit, toffee and a light bitter finish. Medium bodied. Well done, a good debut for this brewery -- I would gladly order this.

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