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Railbender Ale - Erie Brewing Co.

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Railbender AleRailbender Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

634 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 634
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 17
Gots: 33 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-17-2001)
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KFaulkner

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I first had this beer at the 2007 Hagerstown Beer Festival. An otherwise high note in a disappointing beer festival environment. The next thing I knew, it was available at Hagerstown's Wooden Keg. Awesome.

I like this beer. It's definitely middle of the road, but meeting the staff, it's clear that they're as passionate about beer as anyone else. While this is their flagship beer, and a little high in ABV for it's style, I think they have a lot to offer as a fairly new brewery.

Give it a try; they're relatively small market, and I suggest trying their "Cease and Desist."

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2007 00:39:25 | More by KFaulkner
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Railbender Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 634 ratings.