Railbender Ale - Erie Brewing Co.
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Reviews by RedBaron:
3.45/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This is the third beer I've tried from this brewery. All three beers were acquired on trips to northeast Indiana.
Appearance: Nice sunset orange; translucent; lightly carbonated.
Smell: A cotton-candy like smell. WTF? Nothing close to a peat, smoke or even that alcoholic punch you'd expect from a "Scottish ale". Hmmm.
Taste: Redemption! Quite a complex beer with biscuit and toasted malts playing along side of some nice understated fruity (grapefruit) notes. Finishes a bit fruity sweet (a good trait), and with a pleasant alcohol kick.
Mouthfeel: Malt-accented brew for sure. Leaves a bit of a sticky-ness to the mouth, but worth the effort.
Drinkability: Not the best Scottish-style ale I've ever had, but not too bad either. Again, this brewery seems to find the path of least resistance and goes for it. I wish it had a far better aroma, and I wish the mouthfeel was a bit more flushed out. Still, a decent beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2008 23:30:42 | More by RedBaron
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Having had this fantastic Scottish ale in bottle form, the tap version is just as good if not better. Pours a deep amber with light quickly dissipating head that leaves light white lacing. Smell of caramel, toffee, fresh biscuit, with a light peat smell. Taste is excellent with rich caramel malts and peat malt shinning through. Silky smooth mouthfeel, refreshing for a beer coming in at a higher ABV. Light toffee taste in the back with caramel malts and almost zero bittering hops. Excellent as always and one I would suggest to turn newbie beer lovers onto as well as the experienced beer nut. Cheers.
Serving type: growler
06-14-2014 19:51:34 | More by Brutaltruth
Railbender Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 629 ratings.