Railbender Ale - Erie Brewing Co.
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Reviews by chickenflea:
2.73/5 rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured an almost clear ice tea color with a small fizzy off-white head. Fruity malt aroma with a touch apple vinegar and spice. Not at all what I expected from a Scottish ale. The taste is equally conflicted. Big sour front end moderating into a malty midlife and finishing off fruity sour apple peel bitterness. Light-medium body with a lively mouthfeel. Tangy. I liked it, but it was unusual and not at all what I expected for a Scottish ale. I downgraded it for missing the mark for its style. I upgraded the overall score because I liked the beer even though it tasted more like a bier de mars or a farmhouse.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2012 18:49:21 | More by chickenflea
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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.