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Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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Steel Rail Extra Pale AleSteel Rail Extra Pale Ale

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569 Ratings

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Ratings: 569
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 10
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 08-22-1996)
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4.9/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours a cloudy golden color with a two finger white head that holds very well and a nice lace to the finish. smell is fruity and citrus but a little weak. taste is yeasty and malty, bready just great. mouthfeel nice smoothness good balance and good carbonation. drinkability is excellent definitely try this beer. its on my list.

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4.7/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on tap in a Springfield MA resturant and poured into a 22 oz mug.

A- slightly cloudy, straw color with a nice, thin white head

S- some hops some citrus

T- excellent. Balanced with the hop profile. Smooth up front, clean in the finish.

M- Balance again is the key here, just enough mouthfeel without any trace of water.

D- A most drinkable and refreshing beer. I love it on tap and in the bottle. So refreshing, that this is now my go to beer on tap. The fact that it is locally brewed in Western MA as well, bonus.

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4.58/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Lise for gifting this to me after her trip to the Berkshires!
A: Moderate pour yields 3/4 finger of white head with good retention. Golden liquid (macro lager colored) with a chill haze.
S: Citrusy and fruity; biscuity and buttery
T: Great malt flavor up front like a delicious wheat cracker - Wowzer! Mmmm, no off or metallic aftertaste (I expected it from the light color, though I don't know why).
M: Like edelweiss - clean and bright.
D: A great session beer. Satisfyingly citrusy, like lime in corona, but at least 10x better.

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4.53/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've recently had the Steel Rail in the bottle, a close 2nd to it's kegged cousin, however it's always otherwise been via tap.

Golden brown appearance, slight head and low carbonation looks very much average to me. Subtle hops and fruity smell are inviting. Taste is fantastically heavy - my definition of full-bodied. doesn't taste too hopy at all... subtle, great finish. I can drink these all day.

This beer is totally no frills, just very, very good beer - my new favorite.

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Very good.
sweet and bitter like grapes. ester and toasted malt. nice delicate malt background for such a pale beer.

Balanced by a fruity hop hint this beer is just so perfect and simple, it leaves nothing undesirable on the tongue or in the stomach. its so drinkable i could chug it like water.

Cheers BBC

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Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 569 ratings.