overall
20
24
style
Brewed by Railway City Brewing Company
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
St. Thomas, Canada

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
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, IBUs 15.9

Food Pairings: Pasta, Pizza, Fajitas, Lasagna, Mussels, Peas, Salads, Salmon, Squid, Thai Food, Sweetbreads

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (10148) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2011
Bottle, brought & shared by Robbie from Kingston. Hazy golden, medium white head. Aroma and palate of ripe pears and soft melon, lightly phenolic. Very nicely fruity, lighter palate without being thin. Nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Metalchopz (3339) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2011
Brown 500ml bottle with a best before date on the side of the label, 09 May 2011. Pours a golden colour with a very slight amber hue and a big soapy head that lasts a very long time leaving a little lace. Notes of fresh apples aromas with hints of citrus and malt. Soap-tasting hops with some more apples and a little grain in the aftertaste. Gets pretty murky near the last pour, with lots of tiny sediments floating everywhere (almost looking like mildly unfiltered apple juice). A decent blond ale that is interesting in all aspect.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2011
Pour yellow murky with white short lived head with average lacing. Aroma of lemon zest, honey, with light floral and grassy hops. Taste sour and bitter. Lemon off sour with a lingering taste, floral/grassy hops. MF thin medium carbonation. This isnt very good.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hammy78 (972) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2011
Draught sample in St. Thomas. Pours a golden yellow/ blonde white head, decent lacing. Aroma is of hops. Taste is also of hops and a little grassy. Not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
500ml bottle
4.3% ABV
I tried this beer on November 10, 2010 after purchasing from the Queens Quay LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent red-hued golden colour with almost no head. A white ring and heavy effervescence persisted throughout. The aroma was milky sugar, grains, and floral hops. The flavour was grainy malt and some weak hoppy tones. An alright beer, but nothing spectacular.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2010
Aroma:sweet citrus aroma... Appearance:clear gold,ligh head.. Flavor:sweet citrus-fruity flavor...

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle from the LCBO. Pale golden pour. The nose is slightly grainy with loads of green apple. Acetaldehyde, DMS and little but flaws. Wow - this is truly awful.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fullers (269) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
Bottle LCBO. Pours golden with large white head. Aroma of vanilla and citrus. Medium bodied not overly carbonated. Toffee and citrus in flavour with sweetish finish. Pleasant,

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlovakSniper (5521) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2010
Liquide dor qui ne dveloppe aucune tte mousseuse. Le nez dtecte des grains lgrement sucrs, des fleurs, de lherbe et des fruits qui dgagent une pret un peu drangeante. Au got, les notes grilles sont accompagnes de notes houblonnes discrtes et de fruits tropicaux. Le liquide a une corpulence moyennement faible et sa texture est douce. Faible effervescence avec une finale qui offre un mlange de notes surettes et de notes amres.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
markas101 (2423) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2010
1 pint bottle, Mulmur, ON, Canada. Pours gold with zero head. Sour aroma, slight carbonation and an off taste. Maybe the bottle, but this was sour with a slight hop finish.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 8
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5