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RATINGS: 549   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
From 1861 to present, Pittsburgh Brewing Company continues to produce fine beers as legendary as the city they come from. Iron City Beer is proudly recognized as one of the finest true lager beers brewed in the United States.

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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blairgus (4369) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
16 June 2013, bottle. Light yellow, clear, some steady bubbles. Nose is lemon and straw, slightly sweet. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Sweet, slight lemon bitterness, perfumey. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DCLawyer (2787) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Draft. Yellow with foamy white head. Typical lager aroma and taste of malt, grains, sweet corn. Generally unpleasant.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChadPolenz (1761) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2013
I poured a 16oz can into a mug. There was no decipherable freshness date.

Appearance: Urine-colored gold. Mostly clear with a slight cloudiness. Forms a large, white, sudsy head which evaporate quickly and leaves no lacing on the glass.

Smell: Standard adjunct lager aroma of sweet corn and grain. Not too offensive.

Taste: Despite hearing that Iron City Beer is one of the worst beers of all time, I have to admit that this beer is merely mediocre and not horrible. Perhaps my palate is developing a tolerance for these types of beers. Instead of tasting foul and off-putting, I mostly taste nothing at all. Oh sure it tastes like fizzy yellow beer, but thats a difficult taste to truly describe. But if I must: its a flavor of sweet corn followed by a slightly metallic taste on the finish. Thats pretty much it. Had it been as neutral-tasting as say, Sapporo, I could honestly call this beer not bad. But the metallic and corn flavors get stronger and annoying as the beer warms, leading me to give this beer a thumbs down.

Drinkability: I was surprised to find that Iron City Beer was actually a bit refreshing for a few moments. At fridge temp the bland palate makes it rather drinker-friendly and the complete lack of aftertaste makes it highly tolerable. The mouthfeel is of course thin, but not overly spastic. At 4.5% ABV it practically is a "light" beer, but its too boring to session.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2013
Ordinary consumable American beeer/lager. No distinctive taste or flavor, nothing special.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JBVatkeens (48) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Have this from a bottle, no discernible head, almost no lacing, the taste is very bland.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
MariahP3 (3) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013 does not count
Basically horrible. Very weak. Unpleasant odor. Extreme carbonation. Should have left this one in retirement.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Viper666 (3278) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
Bouteille en aluminium. De couleur dore ple et claire. Nez de grains de malt ple avec des notes de caramel trs doux, de miel, de mas sucr et de houblon floral. Mince en bouche avec un ptillement moyen et une texture aqueuse. Lger got de grains de malt ple sucrs avec de faibles traces fruites (citron) lors de lentre en bouche suivi dun lger got de mas sucr avec des traces de miel puis en finale se rajoute une trs lgre amertume de houblon floral aux notes herbeuses (foin) avec de faibles notes mtalliques. Post-got court, trs lgrement amer de houblon floral aux notes herbeuses (notes de foin) avec quelques traces mtalliques.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 9, 2013
Normal beer, a little premium yes but still regular. Refreshing and a little bitter but just necessary.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
dogfish120love (1263) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Notes of cereal grain accompanied by faint cider vinegar aromas. Somewhat sweet certainly more so than most commercial pale lagers.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
rondphoto (4269) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Clear bright copper with a fast disappearing head and no lace. There is quite a bit of rising bubble activity. This may not be much of a beer, but it deserves at least a little respect because it is a holdover from an early era. Im sure it had a large, faithful following 50 years ago. Maybe a little malt in the taste, but mostly adjuncts followed by noticeable carbonation.


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