Saturday, 24 March 2012

Iron Spike Blonde Ale

This nice looking, clear ale is produced by the Railway City Brewing Co. of St. Thomas, Ontario.  It's sold in stylish and edgy 473mL cans.  Iron Spike contains a modest 4.3% alcohol.  It pours a rich gold colour and is topped by a quickly dissipating cloud of white head.  It doesn't have a lot of carbonation or lace.

Iron Spike has an aroma that is relatively malty and sweet, featuring the autumn-y scent of apples.  It has a very mellow flavour that moves from sweet to bitter.  There is a nice smack of apple and a short, bitter aftertaste that is slightly metallic.

This brew has a nice flavour combo.  It is easy drinking and highly sessionable--a craft beer that you can put away with gusto.  I'd like it to have a bit more carbonation and a higher alcohol content, but Iron Spike is a beer worth looking into.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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