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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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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


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniel0017 (385) - Yukon, - NOV 8, 2012
golden yellow / amber with light carbonation and short bubbly head. aromas of citrusy hops and musty fruit. flavor is initially sweet yet evenly balanced by hop bitterness near the end and some metallic cornyness. mouthfeel is slightly bitter and dry.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RxForHealth (152) - - MAY 12, 2014
473 mL can from the LCBO. Pours a transparent dark yellow with a head that disappears quickly. Cereal aroma. Typically ale-like flavour. Fairly long, pleasant finish. Nothing remarkable about this ale at all. However, it's only 4.3% alcohol so it gets points for good flavour with the reduced alcohol content. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmacleod75 (107) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Poured from can. Medium golden colour. Sweet bread, toast, with slight vanilla aroma. Medium size frothy head that lasted. Sweet malt flavour with a bit of honey. Slight bitterness. Well rounded. Retained thin head and lacing throughout. Not what I was expecting from a blonde style, but I rather enjoyed this.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bendrixian (1087) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
500ml can. Pours a fairly clear golden blonde colour with a snow white head. Has a sweet malty aroma with some corn syrop and some leafy hoppy notes. On the palate it is medium bodied has a fast finish and medium carbonation. Its flavours are dull and muted but there is this vanillin or corn like quality that I’m digging. It may have had issues during the ferment or something. Not very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Freaky_tiki (511) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Freebie from guy at railway booth at Tall Boys beer carnival pours apple juice yellow with a frothy cap. Taste is better than expected (& better than what the ratings here would tell you). It’s a crisp brew: mild, brisk & a tad floral. Goes really well with the salty potato chips I have on the go.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tompete (208) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
Poured into a glass from 473ml can. Pours a nice gold with a tan head. Aroma is smokey, hard to get anything else. Could be the brewer isn’t cleaning the electric elements in the boiler well enough, but I like it. A bit odd for a blonde. Flavour is malty and smokey with a hint of citrus. Finish is smooth and slightly sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maklean (50) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
Pours a clear yellow brew with a small head and ok lacing. Aromas of passionfruit and florals with a light malt background. Sweet up front malts balanced with a decently bitter finish. Well rounded blond ale for the style.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
neuromatt (1130) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
500 mL can from the brewery, served in a branded glass. Pours clear straw-yellow with a small white creamy head that fades to a thin cover. On the nose are light grains, soft hops, flowers and hints of yeast and flowers. The flavour is moderately bitter and slightly sweet with delicate herby hops and grains. The finish is medium in length, medium bitter with flowers and earth. On the palate, it is light-medium in body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a passable blonde, but nothing to write home about. It is quite grainy but has some nice hops. 2012-09-02

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
Canette 473ml. De couleur dorée et claire. Nez de grains de malt pâles sucrés, léger de houblon herbeux (herbes mouillées), floral et aux faibles traces citriques ainsi qu’avec des notes fruitées (agrumes). Mince-moyennene en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture aux petites notes huileuses. Notes fruitées (agrumes et zeste) accompagné de notes amères de houblon floral lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût de grains de malt pâle avec quelques traces métalliques et de miel puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume asséchante de houblon plus herbeux. Post-goût moyen et un peu sec, légèrement amer de houblon herbeux aux notes florales.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (3831) - 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.


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