05-19-2016, The BeerVibe Crew

A history lesson: war is bad. Gruesome to be more precise. The members of the British Rock and Roll band Iron Maiden not only are music and history buffs, they also like to dabble in making traditional British beer. So this beer was created, inspired by the song Trooper which describes terrible events in the mid 1800’s. The true story is as disturbing as Iron Maiden’s artwork. But, the contents inside the bottle, not so disturbing.

Trooper British Beer

4.7 ABV

These are our thoughts.

The Pour: Fluffy head, sticky lace.

Ms. Hopologist: “Good impression on pour.”

Once Upon a German: “Foam holds up well.”

Mr. Del La Beer: “Head has nice texture and clings to glass.”

Score: 5/5


The Smell: Musty, malty.

Ms. Hopologist: “Smells dank, musty.”

Once Upon a German: “Metallic, malts.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Smells nice, malt nose and slight hops.”

Score: 3.3/5


The Color: Rusty reddish.

Ms. Hopologist: “As expected, brownish red.”

Once Upon a German: “Cream soda color.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Reddish hue, typical.”

Score: 4.3/5


The Flavor: Mildly bitter, balanced.

Ms. Hopologist: “Light vanilla, musty.”

Once Upon a German: “Balance malt, slightly bitter, metallic.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Smooth, enjoyable, malt and hoppy, slightly metallic sensations.”

Score: 4.3/5


The Mouthfeel: Slightly watery.

Ms. Hopologist: “Light body, slightly watery.”

Once Upon a German: “Easy to drink, smooth consistency.”

Mr. De La Beer: “Finishes nicely, smooth.”

Score: 2.5/5


Total Score: 3.8/5

Ending Comments

When men make beer instead of war, all kinds of wonder things can happen on this planet. Trooper provides a history lesson, and something enjoyable to consume. The BeerVibe crew appreciates efforts to bring social awareness to people’s attention.

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