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Does Anybody Actually Like IRON MAIDEN's Trooper Beer?

If you've tried it, take part in our informal survey.

If you've tried it, take part in our informal survey.

Iron Maiden's Trooper beer recently surpassed 3.5 million bottles shipped which is a huge accomplishment for a niche beer that is less than a year old. But, is it any good?

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The official site of the beer describes it as such:

Malt flavours and citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops dominate this deep golden ale with a subtle hint of lemon.

When I initially saw this, I was excited because my favorite types of beers are Belgian ales, white ales or lagers. However, when I tried the beer (which was the most expensive beer served at the bar, by the way) I was disappointed with how incredibly bitter the beer is. It was not a pleasant experience and once the wow factor of drinking a metal band's beer died down, I realized I spent $8 on a shitty beer and won't be making that mistake again. Anybody I've asked has had the same reaction: "too bitter."

So, are we just pussies or does the Maiden beer suck? If you've tried it, weigh in with our informal poll below:


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