Run to the hills, we are going to get into the brew from Iron Maiden and Robinsons Brewery and it is their Trooper Ale. This is recipe came from Bruce Dickenson, who is the lead singer. Robinsons Brewery was founded and started in 1838 by William Robinson in England. They brew several different beer styles. Here is a youtube video with Bruce talking about this beer.
It has a clear copper color with a semi white head on this Metal Beer. The smell is a slight caramel to some hop notes. The taste has some caramel with hop notes along with a slight water notes. The aftertaste has a dry hop and malt finish that falls flat at the end. It it is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Onward, onward Ride the 600…
The change of the light brigade, which inspired the Iron Maiden song The Trooper, took place at the Battle Of Balaclava (1854) during the Crimean War when 600 British cavalry courageously charged the masses Russian artillery. This gallant but foolhardy assault resulted in a massive loss of life and came about due to a misunderstanding of an order given by the commanding officer, Lord Raglan
Trooper is a premium British beer inspired by Iron Maiden and handcrafted are Robinsons brewery. Being a real ale enthusiast, vocalist Bruce Dickinson has developed a beer which has true depth of character. Malt flavours and citric notes from an unique blend of Bobec, Goldings, and Cascade hops dominate this deep golden ale.
Here is a description from Robinson Brewery’s website (www.robinsonsbrewery.com):
Premium British Beer – Inspired by Iron Maiden, handcrafted by Robinsons. ABV 4.7%
TROOPER takes its name from the Iron Maiden song which is inspired by the famous Charge of the Light Brigade. Being a real ale enthusiast, vocalist Bruce Dickinson has developed a beer which has true depth of character.
TROOPER is a Premium British Beer inspired by Iron Maiden and handcrafted at Robinsons brewery. Malt flavours and citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops dominate this deep golden ale with a subtle hint of lemon.
Premium British Beer – Created by award-winning heavy metal rock legends Iron Maiden, brewed by Robinsons. ABV 4.7%
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Fear of the dark, I am huge metal head and fan of Iron Maiden. When I heard the band was coming out with a beer, I thought it was a money grab. Of course, they will make money on it either way. When I heard they are taking this beer serious, I started to take this brew serious. I had a hard time finding a bottle to try it here in the states. I had a friend from one of my beer stores get a few cases. It is 16.9oz bottle for $7.99. I am not saying this is a bad beer because it is not a bad one. I just feel this beer is over priced. Of course, I understand it is an import beer that is one reason why it is a little bit more. I recommend you trying this brew if you are a fan of the band, metal head, and/or craft beer drinker. Overall, it is a well made beer and I enjoyed this brew. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser