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Railbender Ale - Erie Brewing Co.

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Railbender AleRailbender Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

690 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 690
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 19
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erie Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-17-2001

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Ratings: 690 | Reviews: 319
Photo of RichardCulver
4.49/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth great taste. I love this beer I highly recommend it

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of raisin, plum, apple, caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, nuttiness, light smoke, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good complexity and solid balance of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. A bit too fruity in the nose. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, plum, apple, light nuttiness, light smoke, light herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Minimal earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, plum, apple, light nuttiness/smoke, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Scottish ale style. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity/earthy yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.11/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Undated bottle at 45 degrees into tulip
Aroma very weak malt
Head small (2 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and layer
Lacing good – narrow complete ring of tiny bubbles
Body orange, clear; filled with very tiny suspended material
Flavor – not much. Weak malt; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, a little too watery to be creamy and a little too creamy to be watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3, Flavor 3, Palate 3.25, Overall 3.25

Photo of MrJuengling
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Occwilson
4.54/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is very smooth and for a darker beer it does not have the heaviness that others have. The beer is full of flavors.

Photo of Electros
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yancey82
4.24/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tedvr
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rocksteady1002
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lanypany88
4.8/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A great beer possibly my favorite

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3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of alotofcoffee
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.4/5  rDev -6.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

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2.88/5  rDev -20.9%

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4.28/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.4/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.56/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.4/5  rDev -6.6%

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Railbender Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 690 ratings.