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Smoked Railbender - Erie Brewing Co.

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Smoked Railbender
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4 Ratings
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 38.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erie Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ktrillionaire on 06-17-2010)
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Reviews by Avagadro:
Photo of Avagadro
4.4/5  rDev +46.2%

A: deep amber in color, impressively clear, with small bubbles floating lazily to the surface.

S: I was really expecting more here. Only a few wisps of smoke and caramel are perceptible.

T: Aaaah, there it is. This brew is well attenuated, and well smoked. Caramel, honey, and praline go nose to nose with the iodine seaweed like smoke that I love.

M: light, clean, and tickling from the co2.

D: this is a delicious rendition of their usual brew. Definitly worth checking out if you're a fan of islay whiskey, or smoked beers in general.

Avagadro, Jan 09, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Gmann
3.83/5  rDev +27.2%

Lost notes from 9/15/10

Pours a honey brown color with a tight creamy head.

The aroma is of smoke and has some meaty characteristics.

The taste is again of smoke, with charred beef, a bready honey malt and light lemony tea like flavors.

Moderate body with fizzy carbonation which lead to a crisp feel.

A get a little nervous with smoked beers using lighter malt but this one worked well. Nothing fantastic but very solid.

Gmann, Mar 12, 2011
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
1.55/5  rDev -48.5%

Growler from Village Beer in Buffalo.

A - Poured a nice amber colour, translucent with a yellow/orange glow.

S - Smell of hickory smoke and some light bready malts.

T - In your face hickory smoke. Tastes like someone put a bunch of liquid smoke in to an amber ale, which drowns out all of the malt flavours. Disappointing palate.

M - Light body, moderate to heavy carbonation.

D - Couldn't even get through a quarter of my pint glass. Drain pour.

TheSevenDuffs, Jul 04, 2010
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2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

On-tap at Willard's, somewhere in Pinellas County, Florida.

A - Murky tannic hue, a little hazy, no real head or lace. Not offensive, but not attractive either.

S - I am getting a sort of burnt caramel and sweaty hop fusion, compounded by an aroma, or shall I say odor, of smoke. The smoke is not dominant, it is just an unwelcome addition. It doesn't meld at all, which is strange because Scottish Ale is frequently a tad smoky.

T - There is not much to say about this world-class underwhelmer. It is just very unsavory. Where it could go wrong, it did. It tastes like a low-quality bock of some sort that has been spiked with Liquid Smoke.

M - The beer is fairly thin, which in this case is a good thing. I wouldn't want this flavor sticking around.

D - This beer is a very clumsy concoction. It theoretically should or could be good. But it isn't.

ktrillionaire, Jun 17, 2010
Smoked Railbender from Erie Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.