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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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With the re-release of our Common beer, Argus Brewery offers a very unique American beer. This type of beer was brewed in the San Francisco Bay Area from the mid 1800′s to the mid 1900′s, A hybrid style, it uses a lager yeast but is fermented at warmer temperatures typical of ale. Copper colored and medium bodied, Argus Ironhorse has full malt & spicy herbal hop flavors, producing a very unique character unlike any ale or lager.

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2.8
FestDecBeet (412) - - SEP 17, 2014
Look: pours light copper. Off white head. Very clear. Smell: smells like a lager. Spicy like a rye beer. Sweet caramel. Taste: definite spice. Caramel popcorn. Spiced like a rye IPA. Feel: slight dryness. Leaves a light film on the mouth. Overall: ok beer. Tastes similar to a mass market beer. But has some added spice and sweetness to it. First drank: home 9/17/14

3.2
RedSox2004 (1970) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Pours slightly hazy brown/amber with a one-finger dense white head and nice lace. Muted aromas of toast, grainy malt, caramel and grassy hops. Nice balance in the flavor profile of the grassy hop bitterness and the caramel/toasty malt. Medium body, average carbonation, prickly mouthfeel and a nicely balanced finish.

3.3
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2014
A copper body with a tan head. Aroma had a nice sweet caramel malt presence upfront. Notes of corn and some biscuit. A slight peppery note and a generic hop bitterness. Flavor was initially sweet, corn malts were more pronounced and the mix of hops and spicy peppery notes were nice. Thin body and easy to drink. A good beer but needed less corn in my opinion. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
kaser (6382) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Dark red pour from bottle at Killmers. Tons of head. Malty and earthy. Just ok.

2.7
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2014
I picked up a single bottle at the local grocery store. It gave a good-looking pour into my Larry The Git-R-Done Cable Guy glass. (Not sure where I got it from, but it’s roughly a Pilsener glass.) It has a deep bronze body with a three-fingered creamy head. The bits of lace are slippery, leaving the glass clean. The aroma is pretty much caramel corn and little else ’cepting some well water. The flavor is much the same, but has the addition of an earthy bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Probably my last.

2.5
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 Thanks to Dad for this. Overall pretty decent, less hoppy and more malty than Anchor Steam, the aroma I couldn’t get over it smelled a little like those lollypops that my pediatrician used to give out years ago, with the loop instead of the stick. Serving: Bottle

2.5
skolebara (5) - Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2014 PIlsner glass. Amber color and milky head is an eye-pleaser. Leafy, citrus smell. Nice and saison-y. Unfortunately the scent doesn’t follow through, the taste is super hoppy and not at all fruity. Kind of caustic.

3.5
Wenchesnmead19 (1) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014 does not count
Delicious and unique. Crisp and malty with a punch of fruit at the end. Much tastier and complex than your average lager.

3.5
Christpuncher (3251) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2014
A really heavy ale from argus in Chicago Has a bitter Dinah and smells malty. Had this one at kilmers house ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
bmet01 (13) - - JAN 24, 2014
I bought this didn’t know anything about it I liked the Alc 6.5 % and it poured a nice head and left lots of lasing on the glass after drinking it.I wasn’t overwhelmed by the taste but its not bad ive had far worst I continue my quest for the perfect craft brew im still looking.


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