8th November 2016 – Review by Andy
Trooper is a Premium British Beer inspired by Iron Maiden and handcrafted at Robinsons Brewery.
Malt flavours and citric notes for a unique blend of Bobek, Goldings and Cascade hops give this deep golden ale a subtle hint of lemon. TROOPER takes its name from the Iron Maiden song which itself was inspired by the famous Charge of the Light Brigade.
A real ale enthusiast, band vocalist Bruce Dickinson has helped develop a beer with a true depth of character.
So we got these Robinsons Brewery Trooper beers for BeerClub_UK this week, described as ‘Premium British Beer’ and coupled with superb Iron Maiden designed bottles, these certainly look the part and are clearly proud of their British heritage, all ticks so far.
I open the bottles and begin to poor, then I notice… there are two different bottle tops, more superb Iron Maiden design, 10/10 for effort here.
Poured into the glass and the colour is your typical brownie IPA, nothing different here. So, onto the best bit – the taste. I’m expecting big strong flavours, like heavy metal is to your ears, I expect the taste to smash me straight between the eyes with differing flavours from every mouthful… so what exactly do we get?
A nice safe decent pint. No great depth here nothing hitting me and saying raaaaah, no explosion of taste buds. Just OK.
This is a decent enough pint which gets extra marks for design and presentation, however the taste wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, maybe thats my problem because there is nothing tragically wrong, but it doesn’t quite hit the spot somehow.
I wouldn’t stop you buying this, in fact go buy a bottle or two, if anything just to see which bottle lid you get, it’s certainly a talking point at a party. Just don’t expect a smash to your taste buds, it won’t offend in any way – which I think Iron Maiden would be a little disappointed with.