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

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RATINGS: 72   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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3.1
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2009
500ml Bottle: Pours light copper, extremely carbonated, thin line of white head on top. Aroma is fresh, lemon, sour orange, . Bread and peach are at the forefront of the first sip, albeit a bit watery.. think a thin peach cobbler. Additional citrus fruits, good floral bitter hops. A refreshing beer, I’d much rather have this in the summer heat than heading into winter. Could be improved with a bit more body, but nice regardless.

3.1
Spab (4003)
- Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2009
500 ml bottle from Summerhill LCBO. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow gold with small white head. Nose of bread, honey and fruit. Light-bodied but decent moderately sweet flavour with grains, distinct honeyness and mild hops in the finish. Nothing special, but quite drinkable.

3.2
jimmay (807)
- Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2009
500 ml bottle from brewery. Pours pale golden yellow. Mild white head, dissipates quickly. Sweet bready aroma, sweet malty flavour, with slightly hoppy finish. Not bad.

2.3
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.

2.9
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.

1.5
gilvanblight (826) - 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.

2.1
Tessic (1193) - 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.

2.6
Cartoonkhaki (1304) - 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 I’d 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 I’m getting in the flavour. Palate is medium but verging on syrupy. The aftertaste isn’t harsh and leaves a sweetness in your mouth. Previous 2009 rating... Bottle LCBO This wasn’t there two days ago so I’m 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

2.7
pootzboy (1790) - Kitchener, 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.

2.6
Radek Kliber (7470) - 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.


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