I poured a 16oz can into a mug. There was no decipherable freshness date. It cost $2.45 ($0.15 per ounce).
Appearance: Urine-colored gold. Mostly clear with a slight cloudiness.
Forms a large, white, sudsy head which evaporate quickly and leaves no
lacing on the glass.
Smell: Standard adjunct lager aroma of sweet corn and grain. Not too offensive.
Taste: Despite hearing that Iron City Beer is one of the worst beers of
all time, I have to admit that this beer is merely mediocre and not
horrible. Perhaps my palate is developing a tolerance for these types of
beers. Instead of tasting foul and off-putting, I mostly taste nothing
at all. Oh sure it tastes like fizzy yellow beer, but that’s a difficult
taste to truly describe. But if I must: it’s a flavor of sweet corn
followed by a slightly metallic taste on the finish. That’s pretty much
it. Had it been as neutral-tasting as say, Sapporo, I could honestly
call this beer not bad. But the metallic and corn flavors get stronger
and annoying as the beer warms, leading me to give this beer a thumbs
Drinkability: I was surprised to find that Iron City Beer was actually a
bit refreshing for a few moments. At fridge temp the bland palate makes
it rather drinker-friendly and the complete lack of aftertaste makes it
highly tolerable. The mouthfeel is of course thin, but not overly
spastic. At 4.5% ABV it practically is a "light" beer, but it’s too
boring to session.