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%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniel0017 (456) - Yukon, - NOV 8, 2012
golden yellow / amber with light carbonation and short bubbly head. aromas of citrusy hops and musty fruit. flavor is initially sweet yet evenly balanced by hop bitterness near the end and some metallic cornyness. mouthfeel is slightly bitter and dry.

MarkoTheSpud (7) - - MAY 20, 2017 does not count
Its ok. Pretty average ale, a bit bitter than I would like, but I am mostly into lagers and lighter ales. I like trains and Ontario microbreweries so I picked it up. By all means give it a try and see what you think. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

AleRider78 (1500) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2017
473ml tallboy from LCBO. Pours a huge foamy off-white head and has a pale golden appearance. Dirty lacing. Good retention. Lively carbonation. Aromas of barley malts, grainy and grassy notes. Flavours lean more toward the grainy malt type, hints of corn, some grassy notes as well. Average mouthfeel. Not too bad.

BigfFatBeerLover81 (34) - St. Thomas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2017
I was in university when this (their flagship) came onto the market. I was so proud. Little St. Thomas taking on the world of big beer. It is okay. If it were cheaper and stronger I would like it better.

gregorymconway (233) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
Can from the LCBO. Transparent golden body with a creamy white head. Notes of wood, honey and some Vienna malt qualities. Low carbonation, low percieved bitterness.

shaynsawchuk (713) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
473 mL. Pours blonde (duh?) with a cap of white foam. Crackery/biscuity malt and a hint of earthy citric hop. Cereal sweetness with a touch of hops to balance. Light to moderate body, moderate carbonation. Not a bad lawnmower-type beer, but dull.

AirForceHops (8026) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Odd sized bottle hand carried home by Eric S, thanks for the share! Golden copper color with very thin head. Aroma is light sweet bread and mild fruit like pears.

The flavor is simple and straight forward. Sweet grain, honey and light hints of butter. Faint hop in the finish. Carbonation is mildly effervescent with a light body. Drinkable.

Ferris (17070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
Can - Sweet bready malts and light citrus. Clear gold with a decent white head. Sweet biscuit malts and some grains. Well done typical blond.

RxForHealth (202) - - MAY 12, 2014
473 mL can from the LCBO. Pours a transparent dark yellow with a head that disappears quickly. Cereal aroma. Typically ale-like flavour. Fairly long, pleasant finish. Nothing remarkable about this ale at all. However, it's only 4.3% alcohol so it gets points for good flavour with the reduced alcohol content. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

mmacleod75 (112) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Poured from can. Medium golden colour. Sweet bread, toast, with slight vanilla aroma. Medium size frothy head that lasted. Sweet malt flavour with a bit of honey. Slight bitterness. Well rounded. Retained thin head and lacing throughout. Not what I was expecting from a blonde style, but I rather enjoyed this.

Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
500ml can. Pours a fairly clear golden blonde colour with a snow white head. Has a sweet malty aroma with some corn syrop and some leafy hoppy notes. On the palate it is medium bodied has a fast finish and medium carbonation. Its flavours are dull and muted but there is this vanillin or corn like quality that I’m digging. It may have had issues during the ferment or something. Not very good.

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