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Brewed by Railway City Brewing Company
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
St. Thomas, Canada

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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1.9
czar (9094) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2012
pours clear light golden with a small white head, no retention. grainy, some malts, lightly hopped - grassy-citrusy, hint of lemon. average to almost aggressive carbonation, light body, very short finish. bland.

2.5
cfrancis (3456) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
Pours a clear golden yellow with a big frothy white top. Aroma is grain, small wheat and hops. Taste is fairly pedestrian, mostly grain with some hop bite but mostly old grain.

1.8
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle, pours bright yellow, aroma is corn and it is fairly light, basic beer flavours, not much life. it is drinkable

3.5
thb (829) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
I’m evidently against the grain a bit, but I thought this was a really impressive go at what can be a limiting style. Pours light amber, not much head. Aromas - very floral and fruity, slight citrus. Taste is subtle sweetness and gentle bitterness in nice tension. Drinkable, clean.

3.8
OntBeerDrinker (514) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2012
when I poured it it smellt like tacos and lemonzest no lie.(a distance away I could smell that)right from glass just smelt soft,light and a soft fruityness. Taste is all soft and light of lemon zest,peach and pear. I also could taste the hops and they smelt that warm smell some hops have. Itès a little more then just average. some sips remind me of an IPA and some seem just like a blonde ale with veary little light fruitness. worth trying cxheers I had the can btw

3
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2011
Not the best beer out there but certainly one that is refreshing enough to merit a second try.

3.1
thorongil2 (3088) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
(bottle) hazy pale amber with small white head; aromas of stewed fruit, hint of metallic; flavour is predominantly sour, with long medium bitter finish

1.9
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
500 mL bottle. Smells like popcorn kernels. Tastes like popcorn kernels. Diacetyl is a flaw, people! Why do breweries keep releasing flawed beer? How can they not notice? I don’t get it.

2
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2011
500mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours a pleasant light amber with a large (but disappearing) white head. Aroma is mild fruit and diacetyl. Flavour is light hops, light malt, some diacetyl. Innocuous and would probably make a very nice warm-weather beer if it weren’t for the diacetyl - given the LCBO’s poor beer storage practices, I’m willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. Will try to get another bottle and re-rate.

3
toffsbury (118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
Kind of a blah colour... Nice creamy mouthfeel. My cousins claim it has a toffee flavor and a sweet aroma that I can’t find in my glass. After some crackers (had had a IIPA before this), the sweetness came out. very nice! Pretty good aroma too... Subtle, low on the hops... Quite light and refreshing. Worth giving a chance.


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