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


on tap


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
clear golden yellow, fluffy whit head. nose; dried fruits, bread, orange peel. taste; fairly similar, nothing to intersting, meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Pours pale gold with quick fading head. Aroma is grainy malt, slightly fruity, light grassy hop. Flavour is weird, I get smoke?!? Low sweetness and some woody grassy hop, light bitter finish. Different.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2009
Uber heady, but fades quickly. Over-carbonated. Very illusive scent. Very faint hopiness. Hard to find. Very unique taste. Taste does not fit the scent. Some malts, though not much. Woody. Sweet. Synthetic. Overall unbalanced, very unbalanced. Could be good if the initial taste fit with the mid and the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tessic (1113) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2009
This ale poured a slightly cloudy, light yellow colour with a nice big, bright white head. To the nose there are scents of orange citrus, cigarettes, grass and hopps. First sip was a little watery with flavours of smoke??? Also a little citrus at the end. Palate is thin and smokey. Whats with the smoke? Sadly disappointed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cartoonkhaki (1257) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2013 I think my previous rating of this was a little harsh. Though the description of what it looks like is the same Id like to say that the aroma is very sweet and bready. A lot of what I thought was woody would be just the predominate bready yeast that Im getting in the flavour. Palate is medium but verging on syrupy. The aftertaste isnt harsh and leaves a sweetness in your mouth. Previous 2009 rating... Bottle LCBO This wasnt there two days ago so Im assuming it is fresh.. but on the shelf no less. Cloudy golden colour with thin white head. Aroma is dirty with grass and faint sweetness... almost sour. Odd woody flavour as well....... Hmmmmmm

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pootzboy (1694) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2009
Growler: Light clear gold with a rich white cap. Aroma: mild and subtle, cereals, light grassiness. Light on the palate, weak malts but the leafy hop resins come forward, fast slightly drying finish. Not my type of drink, too undefined, but properly made and clean tasting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (7259) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 24, 2009
On tap at Cest What?
Appearance: Carbonated gold with hint of amber , creamy mid plus head.
Nose: Mild nose , hoppy , dusty feel with slight malt underlying.
Flavor/Palate : Medium light bodied. Soft creamy texture , fairly bland. Some hop feel at finish. Forgettable brew with some refreshing qualities.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2009
On tap @ Cest What Spring Feat. Nose is a mild malt, hops and wheat? Opaque yellow, tiny white head. Taste is quite malty, bready and biscuity. Light bodied, balanced, slightly sweet, pleasant bitterness,. Fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (8652) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2008
[1629-20080823] Tap. Bit of grainy plastic aroma. Clear, light orange brown body with quick foamy white bubbles. Grainy flavour has slightly sour notes. Light-medium body is rough. Fair.
(2008 GTA’s @ beerbistro; Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (11655) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2008
Plastic bottle really. Neutral aroma, a tad malty. A little head. Pale blond colour. A malt storey, fine lightness, with a little local H- hop. Carbonation is there and its appropriate. Caramel. A little lace.

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