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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Stockport, England
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RATINGS: 630   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Trooper is a premium British beer inspired by Iron Maiden and handcrafted at Robinsons brewery. Being a real ale enthusiast, vocalist Bruce Dickinson has developed a beer which has true depth of character. Malt flavours and citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops dominate this deep golden ale with a subtle hint of lemon.
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (464) - - JUN 15, 2013
(Bottle) Clear amber beer with a thin head. Malt and caramel in the smell, flavour has a hit of bitter hop, followed with the malt and a tangy fruit edge to it. Finish is quite dry and hoppy too.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ContemplateBeer (1529) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Aroma: Caramel prevails, but thereís some tobacco leaf and a bit of nuttiness; lemon citrus tend towards pine. Appearance: Copper color with a foamy light tan head that settles into a bubbly skin. Flavor: Caramel throughout, much like the nose, but with undercurrents of mostly lemon and slight pine. Doesnít dry out too much and has low residual bitterness. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Solid bottled bitter, but in no way superlative. Certainly more of a fan beer than anything.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbuzz (752) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Strong and heavy at first. Yet smooth with a alcohol after taste. Slightly carbonated full aroma.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
alex_alkis (248) - SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
The color of the beer is a classic copper with a golden foam. The aroma is malty and slightly smoky. The taste is also malty with some smoky notes. Tastes a little bit of wet cardboard and butterscotch despite the relatively thin body. A bit boring for being an ESB, I think

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
terrybail (594) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
500ml bottle from the Lcbo uhhh not good need to be a trooper just to finish it bland thin metallic tasting

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mt_hall (107) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Bottled. Clear copper colour with a thin white head but lively carbonation. Malt, bread, and yeast on the nose. Good bread/yeast flavours to start, then a touch thin and acidic in the middle, but with a long, dry finish of bready flavours again. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Flensburger (4) - Hamburg, Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014 does not count
There are a lot of wines carrying the names of famous Rock or Metal bands. This is the only product that appears to be authentic. Itís not just the label. Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maidenís vocalist, was involved in developing this beer. Itís amber and smells of malt and citrus, which is due to the Cascade hops used besides Bobec and Goldings. It starts malty and reminds a bit of nuts, especially hazelnuts. It could be a bit more full-bodied, which doesnít mean it tastes watery. The finish is very convincing with its citrus-like hop aroma. The hop aroma and the malty character are well-balanced. Well done, Bruce!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2324) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Better than I was expecting. Most of these celebrity beers are pretty crappy. pours dark brown with a small white ring. Aroma is earthy malts with a small cascade hop. Taste is earthy malts with a light bitterness. Easy drinking but not very noteworthy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lisowczyk (48) - POLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Butelka. Piękna etykieta. Barwa miedziana, piwo klarowne. Piana na 2 palce, biała, z trwałym kożuchem. Intensywny słodowy, lekko słodki aromat z odrobiną chmielu. W smaku podobnie - słodowa lekko słodka podbudowa, chmiel, nieco karmelu. Goryczka na średnim poziomie. Solidny średniak.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
simonblaine (286) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Cool bottle. Pours amber, minimal head. Aroma of malts and wheat. Taste is slightly bitter , hoppy , malty. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BreWedge (310) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear light amber with a large, pillowy, off-white head. Aromas are heavy caramel malts, some grass/hay, and a lemon scent reminiscent of the "Realemon" you can buy at the grocery store. Tastes are mildly bitter, almost metallic, a little bit of carbon. Light body, creamy on the palate, medium length light coppery finish. This beer leaves me divided: I love Iron Maiden, I love beer, I do not love Iron Maiden's beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


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