Headbanger (4021) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
12oz bottle (old notes)-Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma of corn, sweetness, and pale lager aromas. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew is nothing to write home about. Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
12oz bottle. Didn’t pour it, straight out of the bottle, son! Not terrible actually! A great bad beer. Clean, decent palate, yeah it’s korny, but so what? It doesn’t offend, and that’s enough. Like Drinking American history. mansquito (6887) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2013
New Beer Distributors, NY can ($1.75): Pours pale gold with a small white head. Aroma is grain, and your basic pale lager smells. Taste is rather inoffensive, but there are a few off-putting notes in here. Mostly just watery and bland, of course. I was expecting it to be worse. Squizzle (305) - Ashland, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Better than Coors and Budweiser but not as good as Pabst or Miller. I rated this on the can but I like I much better in a freezing cold bottle in a punk rock dive bar for a dollar a pop. Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Can. One of the worst beers I have ever had, reminiscent of rotten bananas soaking in tap water.
Blairgus (4615) - 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 DCLawyer (2914) - 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. ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2013
I poured a 16oz can into a mug. There was no decipherable freshness date.
N3lson1 (1010) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2013
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 that’s a difficult taste to truly describe. But if I must: it’s a flavor of sweet corn followed by a slightly metallic taste on the finish. That’s 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 it’s too boring to session.
Ordinary consumable American beeer/lager. No distinctive taste or flavor, nothing special. JBVatkeens (48) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Have this from a bottle, no discernible head, almost no lacing, the taste is very bland.