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Rail Slide Imperial Spiced Ale - SanTan Brewing Co.

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Rail Slide Imperial Spiced Ale
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DonDirkA on 11-15-2012)
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.05/5  rDev -9.8%

Medium sized light tan head settles quickly into a near decent lacing above a clear deep reddish amber colored beer.

A light aroma of fall spices , nutmeg, and dark roasted caramel malts mixed with a rich black licorice.

Roasted dark caramel malts mixed with lighter than expected fall and pumpkin spices taste.

An almost wettish aftertaste without much tastes remaining on this medium bodied beer.

I was expecting more and richer fall spice tastes from this beer. As it was this beer was pretty easy drinking, maybe a bit to much so.

04-20-2013 21:43:28 | More by LXIXME
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vfgccp

New York

3/5  rDev -11.2%

06-23-2013 22:24:38 | More by vfgccp
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

11-17-2013 20:05:19 | More by bsuedekum
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Duff27

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-03-2013 05:46:25 | More by Duff27
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egrace84

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.2%

03-04-2013 03:43:24 | More by egrace84
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

06-05-2014 20:25:16 | More by Davepoolesque
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

03-06-2014 21:57:06 | More by Kmlund
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Phelps

Arizona

3.3/5  rDev -2.4%

Rail Slide is an English strong ale brewed with spices of the chilly season. While the name is new, the brew isn't entirely original -- it's a descendant of 12 Daze, last year's collaboration with Liberty Market that contained a chai tea mix of ginger, cinnamon, cloves, pepper, cardamom and nutmeg. For Rail Slide, SanTan once again collaborated with Liberty, but created a slightly new blend, adding licorice to the other wintry spices.

Brewed with two-row, caramel, Munich, roasted and chocolate malts as well as a little wheat, Rail Slide has the color and clarity of a garnet gemstone. When poured into one of SanTan's curvy glasses, it gains a fuzzy head of sandy tan that slowly descends to fleece-like ring.

The aroma is like walking into grandma's place after a day in the snow. Sweet, warm caramel and toffee mingle with touches of apple, roasted walnut and coffee. Close you eyes and you'll detect the spice blend of cinnamon, ginger, apple and licorice wafting about the room.

The flavor is far less impressive than the aroma, but still hits the notes it needs to. Ginger is the main contributor here, with cinnamon and licorice playing supporting roles. American ale yeast lends apple and alcohol to the malt's nuts and caramel, while Summit hops contribute a little bitterness (about 35 IBUs worth). A major complain would be the beer's water-thin body, which is just too ephemeral to support the myriad flavors within. almost-not-there carbonation does nothing to help the situation. the wave of toasty nut bread that appears at the finish, however, does.

11-22-2012 19:14:10 | More by Phelps
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-08-2013 04:20:38 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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BucannonXC5

California

3.78/5  rDev +11.8%

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Whole Foods in Tempe, Ariz.
Price: $2.59
Purchased: May 17, 2014
Consumed: May 21, 2014
Misc.: Crafted on Nov. 26, 2013

Poured a rich mahogany semi-hazy color with 1-to2 fingers of khaki tan lacing that dissipated rather quickly. Below average lacing and sporadic foamy spots. Below average retention.

Smelled molasses, dark apple, cinnamon, Atomic Fireballs, nutmeg, black cherry, caramel, gingerbread and all that is Thanksgiving. Really nice on the nose.

Tasted didn’t quite live up to the smell, although I didn’t expect it to. Got nutmeg, gingerbread, molasses, cinnamon stick, caramel, toffee and cherry cough syrup.

Medium body. Oily-to-thin texture. Soft carbonation. Long, warming, slightly finish.

A pretty good winter warmer overall. I wouldn’t say ideal for May 21, but good nonetheless.

05-22-2014 06:28:21 | More by BucannonXC5
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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FrankHammer

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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JoelClark

Idaho

4/5  rDev +18.3%

08-03-2014 16:16:34 | More by JoelClark
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Pecan

California

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

12-20-2012 17:32:15 | More by Pecan
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Camjmorton

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-08-2014 04:44:59 | More by Camjmorton
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Auraan

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-22-2014 06:24:41 | More by Auraan
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aflies

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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UncleAddie

Arizona

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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DrIPA

Michigan

3/5  rDev -11.2%

12-02-2012 20:34:53 | More by DrIPA
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Geuzedad

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

06-18-2014 04:02:56 | More by Geuzedad
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -40.8%

05-26-2013 21:57:17 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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kerry4porters

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

3.44/5  rDev +1.8%

Served in a shaker pint.

A - Crystal clear dark-copper hue with a one-finger, off white head. Spider web like lacing.

S - Strong aroma of anise, nutmeg, all-spice, brown sugar, caramel, and ginger.

T - Really powerful black licorice and ginger flavor, obscuring the rest of the beer. Some generic caramel maltiness in the mid-palate. There's a decent beer somewhere in here, but it's just too overpowered with licorice and ginger.

M - Thin bodied, low carbonation. Oily in the front and syrupy in the finish, which makes the licorice in the after taste last way too long.

O - Too much anise and ginger, and overall too many flaws to be considered "good".

12-24-2013 06:12:56 | More by TempeBeerMan
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MrJolly

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

11-28-2012 22:16:10 | More by MrJolly
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dozier77

Arizona

4/5  rDev +18.3%

11-19-2013 01:07:03 | More by dozier77
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Rail Slide Imperial Spiced Ale from SanTan Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.