February 05, 2009

Iron City Beer

Since the Steelers won the Super Bowl, and Bruce is a big Pittsburgh fan, he gave me this beer to review. Now to be fair, I have a ton of other beers that need to be reviewing that were given to me first, but if the rules don’t apply to the Steelers in the Super Bowl, why should they on here. (HAHAHAHAHA!) Anyway, tonight’s beer is Iron City Beer by Iron City Brewing Co in Pittsburgh, PA.

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We have our normal 12 oz brown bottle. There is a clear label that has a red oval with the name of the beer on it. Below that in white lettering it claims, “Official Beer of the Pittsburg Nation” It also claims to be a Premium Lager.

It has a clear yellow gold color to it. When I poured it into a pint glass, little to no head formed. What head formed was very thin and faded rather quickly to just a ring around the edge of the glass. The ring lasted until I finished the beer. No lacing formed at all.

The smell was a mildly unpleasant combination of under roasted malts and flowery hops. The scent is almost enough to turn away even the most stout of beer drinkers. The flavor is very mild. It was a hollow and kind of bland. There is a slight lemony flavor to it that masks what might be a malt flavor.

This is a light bodied beer, which has mild carbonation to it. There is no coating and is kind of watery.

Honestly this beer is not very appealing. I wouldn’t go out of my way for it, and I would probably pass it over if there was just about anything else on the shelf. Instead of buying this, I would recommend getting anyone of your mass produced major beers that are on the market. If you are looking for just a beer to drink and you could get this on sale, okay, but it’s nothing special. Overall I was less than impressed with this beer. I give it 3 out of 10.

Posted by Contagion in Alcohol at February 5, 2009 08:25 PM | TrackBack

Ya know, I probably never told you this, but I really like your beer reviews. When a man writes about something he both knows about and cares about, it always makes for good reading.

I also like that I have a better idea of what to taste for when I drink beer, so I enjoy the process more now than when I used to just go "tastes like crap, but at least I'm getting drunk, and that's all that matters".

Posted by: Harvey at February 13, 2009 06:48 PM