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Rail Yard Ale - Wynkoop Brewing Company

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Rail Yard AleRail Yard Ale

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115 Ratings

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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 15.6%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wynkoop Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 08-14-2003)
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Reviews by ninaturner:
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

01-05-2013 02:20:36 | More by ninaturner
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New York

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
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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
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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
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

05-25-2014 04:04:21 | More by mverity
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

08-01-2013 13:42:13 | More by Cynic-ale
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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
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West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

10-30-2013 13:23:46 | More by williamjbauer
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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
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8.3%

10-09-2013 18:46:44 | More by acurtis
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

07-12-2013 01:34:10 | More by En29356
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Ontario (Canada)

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
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

12-15-2011 23:48:40 | More by brokentee
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2/5  rDev -38.8%

09-16-2013 23:28:47 | More by Larrydoherty
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

07-30-2013 00:27:28 | More by jduprey007
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

01-13-2013 22:27:40 | More by stampfler07
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

02-12-2014 03:19:16 | More by buzzy
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

02-15-2012 19:08:12 | More by jwmarcum
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

06-22-2014 22:31:41 | More by mrcraft
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

02-04-2014 14:52:37 | More by jaydoc
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

03-10-2013 21:38:40 | More by keenanite21
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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
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

08-27-2012 22:38:20 | More by pferrier
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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

08-24-2013 16:24:53 | More by MinorThreat
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

06-19-2014 04:04:31 | More by stewshi
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Rail Yard Ale from Wynkoop Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.