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Railbender Ale - Erie Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

664 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 664
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 20
Gots: 41 | 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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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Iain_Borowicz, Jun 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

jdrankin, Jun 14, 2014
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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.

Brutaltruth, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

dwwnole1, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

HoppyBastard2, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

iL0VEbeer, Jun 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

k_art18, Jun 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

ercjr1101, Jun 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Glanzman, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Holdren84, May 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

CM_Awesome, May 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

djrn2, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

PA-Michigander, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

athomasPSU, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

rolltide8425, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

MikeWard, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

BigTrubble, May 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Coreynezy4, May 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

JoeMans, Apr 26, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Last beer I had after the Erie samples. This and the Crude are their two best.

Appearance - Really fits the style, heavy amber hues and a nice light head. Wee bit hazy.

Smell - The smell is definitely muted compared to the taste. Mild toffee and caramel hints to the sweetness in the beer.

Taste - Drank plenty of Scotch ales back home in Glasgow and this is quite good. Very silky with how the toffee, caramel, and biscuity flavours come together. You would never know it is 7%. Unlike other scotch ales there is no heat and I like the absence of hops in the flavor.

Mouthfeel - Quite light, even for a scotch ale. Only adds to its drinkability and the carbonation was perfect.

Overall - Very good interpretation of the style. The flavors and body make this one of the most drinkable malty beers on the market.

alucardswordlol, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

pottergator, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

utopiajane, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

buckparker6, Apr 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

ramrod666, Apr 10, 2014
Railbender Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 664 ratings.