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Judge's Review: 78 Rating - Trooper Light Brigade by Robinsons Brewery

September, 2019
Judges Rating: 
20 / 24
4 / 6
32 / 40
7 / 10
Overall Impression: 
15 / 20

Robinsons Trooper Light Brigade by Robinsons Brewery was judged as a British Golden Ale (Style 12A). This beer features robust golden color, extremely clear in the glass, with a small head that fell quickly but not excessively lacking for lace. 

Slight biscuit aroma, becoming more prevalent when it warmed, collaborating with English-derived earthy hops, along with some diacetyl lurking in the background. 

Very light caramel and grainy cereal flavors, supported by quite aggressive hopping levels. 

Upon the finish, the hops bordered on a harshness, detracting from the overall lightness of the body. Pleasant drinker, with some terrific British Isle aspects, but the harshness of the hopping levels (or possibly variety) were somewhat of a turn-off.