Railbender Ale - Erie Brewing Co.
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Reviews by irish:
3.75/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
This pours dark-coppered with little head or lace. Not really much on the nose, but a pleasant fresh and rather full taste. Malty and sweet. I'm not sure that it goes far enough to call it Scottish, although I like it.
But why worry about categories, eh?
Finishes nicely with a balanced aftertaste leaning a bit towards sweetness. Alcohol appropriate and a bit hidden in the malt. Not too hoppy, but easy to drink. I could down three of four of these, which I could not do in a more "pure" version of a Scottish ale, which--for me--is a compliment. (Maybe its distance from type inclines me to favor it more than otherwise.)
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2009 22:58:41 | More by irish
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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.