Tuesday, May 17, 2011

OCB Series - Railway City Brewing Company - Iron Spike Copper Ale

4.4% ABV
15.9 IBU's

"A decidedly rusty copper, pours a thick and frothy cream coloured head. In the nose, caramel malts meet toasty spices. Notes of chestnut here with a nice fruity component leaning towards plum.

Tastes of sweet caramel, some butterscotch. A good level of biscuit graininess follows with fruit, some vanilla/rye/spices. Nice hop bite comes mid-palate and lasts.

Medium/Full body, creamy with marked lasting fruity and a lingering hoppy aftertaste."

the Look: not surprisingly, copper in colour, little to no head.

the Smell: slightly floral, had to get your nose right in for a good sniff.

the Taste: it was a light flavour, slightly sweet caramel, little roasted. It lingered well on the tongue.

the Feel: it is a lighter beer, and felt it, slightly watery feeling.

Overall: the feeling didn't match the flavour, the watery feel gave rise to nice flavours even if you had to search out the aroma. be a nice beer with well marinated steaks, even grilled fish a little lighter in flavour, a yellow perch or pickerel.


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