Rail Yard Ale - Wynkoop Brewing Company
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3.19/5 rDev -2.4%
A: A slightly hazy light copper colored ale with a persistent ivory colored head.
S: A moderate citrus hop aroma with a low malt aroma that has a light caramel character to it.
T: The the medium hops bitterness is in the forefront backed by a light citrus hops flavor with a moderate caramel flavor. There is a moderate malt sweetness making for a balance that is moderately bitter. The yeast seems like a clean Chico style bring just a light fruit note. The finish is of dry with an quick aftertaste of caramel and citrus hops.
M: A creamy, medium bodied beer with a moderately-strong level of carbonation.
O: A middle of the road ale with a fair amount of hops bitterness and some malt with a pleasant creamy body.
12-12-2013 01:21:16 | More by MadScientist
3.18/5 rDev -2.8%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #37 (Feb 2010):
Describe as having the maltiness of an Oktoberfest lager and joys of a classic English Ale.
Pours a hazy (unfiltered, perhaps), rich, dark amber with a very creamy foam head. Musty, metallic and bready in the nose with a touch of apple and hop leaf. Well-rounded body that's just shy of medium. Quite smooth. Very toasty and bready up front with a mild apple fruit note and subtle raisins in the background. Watery, grassy, hoppy finish. Then every- thing drops and goes dry.
A bit lackluster in our opinion, with no one element deciding to be the backbone that holds the rest together.
11-12-2010 19:55:40 | More by BeerAdvocate
2.91/5 rDev -11%
Medium to large head. Sweet, full-bodied taste reminiscent of Dr. Pepper. At times, noticeable essence of Cherry Coke. Mild Sprite aftertaste. Very smooth overall. Almost doesn't even taste like beer. I would recommend this to newbies to get them started on beer.
08-01-2013 00:52:22 | More by elamericano
3.03/5 rDev -7.3%
Yes, I had this in a bottle. Purple, with a trainenginecar on the front. Old school.
Light brown appearance, thin head to it, kind of a nutty aroma, not much going on there.
Malt forward, hops ever slight, still pushes the nuttiness as a flavor component. Not too heavy, although the appearance might dissuade some from tasing it because it might be a 'dark' beer.
Easy enough to drink, pretty straightforward and unremarkable, though doing nothing bad.
07-20-2011 20:21:07 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.6/5 rDev +10.1%
On tap at the brewpub...
Clear darker amber appearance, head rises to 1/2 of an inch, then falls in 30 seconds. Vertical string laces. Aroma is biscuity, but has a hop tilt that's unusual for a Marzen, but not the Ale that this is -- black pepper and slight pine cone. Lightish body, sprightly carbonation. Flavor is nicely balanced if unremarkable, honeyish maltiness, some white bread and a subtle bit of of floral hops to the end. A bit of off celery flavor picked up as the pint ended, however. A little minimal in set-up, a more hearty finish. I drank a number of bottles of this beer (under the "Broadway Brewing" label) in Denver a few years ago, this matched my impression at the time, maybe a bit less than I remembered.
11-08-2004 16:38:48 | More by ADR
3.6/5 rDev +10.1%
Can from JMBH extra.Pours a brown to amber colour, Yeast head. Aroma reminicient of an old ale, yeast in secondary.Mouthfeel medium, with drinkable taste of malts, grains, a touch of smoke, and a not unpleasant slight sour finish.Decent for the style.
01-31-2010 20:56:42 | More by Sammy
3.5/5 rDev +7%
12 fl oz. can, with no apparent freshness date present. My first beer from Wynkoop Brewing Company, I ordered this beer and two others from LetsPour.com recently and I finally received my package yesterday, so I figured why wait any longer?
Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.
A - Pours a coppery red / burnt orange colored body with one finger of doughy creamy off-white foam for a head. Head thins out quickly.
S - Amber / Oktoberfest malts are most apparent upon the initial sniff. Some copper, breadiness, peaches, apricots. Not pulling out any hop content from the nose, but otherwise smells pretty on point.
T - Taste reminds me perhaps of a more well-built version of Magic Hat #9. Some sweet tangy apricot / peach fruitiness & copper / caramel malts. Maybe a hint of grassy earthiness & some vague spices, but I'm not really getting much in the way of hops.
M - Smooth, quick, and clean feel. Bit of a coppery, fruity finish, but hardly any flavors lingering around for very long.
Overall, probably not the best effort from Wynkoop Brewing Company, not packing a ton of flavor, but a drinkable, sessionable beer. I will have no trouble finishing off the four cans of this stuff I have, and I look forward to the rest from Wynkoop.
Wynkoop Rail Yard Ale ---3.5/5
08-31-2013 17:54:56 | More by mfnmbvp
Rail Yard Ale from Wynkoop Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.