Iron Maiden Trooper, a premium British beer, is crafted by Robinson's Brewery. To understand this beer, you have to know what it is about and why -- so sit back and read on. I am about to drop some knowledge.
The Trooper song was originally inspired by ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’. It took place at the Battle of Balaclava (1854) during the Crimean War when 600 British cavalry courageously charged the massed 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.
Combining an impressive heritage, stretching from 1838, with innovation, Robinson's is one the UK’s largest family brewers, with 340 pubs across the North West and Wales. Their pubs are an integral part of the Robinson's family.
2013 was an exciting time for Robinson's as they proudly celebrate 175 years of brewing excellence and heritage. The massive investment into the brewery brings 'cutting edge' technology. With their state of the art brew house kicking out some seriously tasty ales, and our 2013 limited edition ales already proving popular, our anniversary promises to be a great year for quality handcrafted ales.
As for the beer itself, it pours dark golden color, with plenty of lively carbonation. A solid inch and half of white foamy head and has excellent retention.earthy aroma that I can almost assume will be bitter. Fairly fragrant aromatics but hard to find. Taste bitter like toast or tea remind me more of an English pale ale, it finishes with a citrus zest finish.
Overall it was a good beer, I would pair it with pork chops or anything glazed with honey. As always this beer is good by it's self, after i read about Trooper i learned that pairing a band/history with beer that has been around well since the pyramid times was a good idea, beer Iron Maiden what could go wrong?.