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The Trooper Beer

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by Lempface, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. Lempface

    Lempface The Guide

    Hailing from Kentucky, I never thought I'd get to try this. Wife came back from a trip to Cleveland and bought me a 4 pack of large cans.

    I'm very excited to try them! Has anyone else had them and what did you think of it?

    I am part of a beer of the month club and get to taste a wide variety of American micro brews as well as some fantastic European beers, so hopefully this isn't disappointing.

    I'll post my thoughts later today, 9:30 AM seems too early to drink these :).
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2015
  2. Ranko

    Ranko I'll shoot the gunner first!

    It's afternoon somewhere in the world! :D

    As for the beer, it's a decent one in my opinion. Although I've only had the chance to drink it two or three times.
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  3. stallan

    stallan Trooper

    It is my current favourite beer. Love the taste and the packaging. I like that Bruce actually had a hand in the making of it, they didn't just slap the Maiden name on it to make a quick buck. The only problem I have is my local liquor store often sells out of it lol
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  4. Lempface

    Lempface The Guide

    Pleasantly surprised by this beer. Definitely an English flavor, I like it better than New Castle, even though I like that one quite well.

    Saving the cans for sure!
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  5. Kevos

    Kevos Prowler

    Not a bitter drinker myself but it is good stuff. However as a Chef I have found many other uses for it and can say that they have inadvertently created one of the best cooking liquors ever.
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  6. Ranko

    Ranko I'll shoot the gunner first!

    Do tell... :)
  7. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda

    Like all ales, it tastes like it was wrung out of someone's sock (with a hint of citrus)... I bought it when I was in the UK recently, but it's no longer available in Sweden.

    There's an 'Official Beer Thread' in the 'Can I Play...'-forum, by the way.
  8. cdm613

    cdm613 Invader

    I'm a fan of English session ales, and I like most of what Robinsons puts out.
    Trooper is a good one... I just wish I had better access to it, as it's pretty limited.
    I'd like to sit down at a bar and kill a few of them on draught.
  9. cyanopsis

    cyanopsis Trooper

    It's available in thirteen stores and available as order. So depending on where you live, you can bring home almost 200 bottles! Screenshot_2015-09-27-07-52-37.png
  10. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    It was not fucking in Emporia in Malmö two weeks ago, I can tell you that.
  11. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda

    Is the search function on Systembolaget's web page broken? It returns only the 330 ml bottles (88889), stating it is in stock only at supplier and for order at full 24 piece packages only at a price of 21,90 SEK a bottle. Not exactly what I would call 'available', in any case...
  12. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    If you want I'll post you a bottle, Maturin...
  13. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    ... a bottle of some hideous juice squeezed out of my socks with a hint of citrus that is! :p
  14. Kevos

    Kevos Prowler

    Most of these photos are early development try outs and look much better now they have been perfected. Don't have a camera at the moment to show final products but u get the idea

    Attached Files:

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  15. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda

    Speaking of that, do we actually know how Maiden handle their tour laundry? Robinson's Brewery... & Laundry? "Trooper - The Taste of Iron Maiden".
  16. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    I'll put in an order for the slow-roasted pulled pork, please.
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  17. Wayne Bond

    Wayne Bond Nomad

    I'm partial to a pint or ten of trooper

    Obviously I first tried it out of curiosity as it was iron maiden beer lol but actually really like it. I've been drinking a variety of Ales for years now and this is definitely a favourite. Luckily I work in London and there's a fair few pubs you can get it on tap and a draught pint of trooper on tap is the best way to drink it, lovely stuff. I can get in bottle quite easily from a few supermarkets but they add a bit of gas into the bottles and the cans so whilst it tastes good it's better on draught.

    Apparently they are brining out a premium strength version very soon, 6.7% I think. Definitely gonna be giving that a try!
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2015
  18. Deus_Adrian

    Deus_Adrian Prince of the Final Frontier

    Corona it is then.
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  19. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

  20. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    I think I tried it like twice. I kept both bottles :D It's just too expensive; I could buy two bottles of best beer ever Schneider or 2nd best beer ever La Trappe for the price of one Trooper, and while I really like Maiden it's just not worth it.

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