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Rail Yard Ale - Wynkoop Brewing Company

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102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 14.5%


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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Rail Yard Ale – American Ale (5.2%) - Wynkoop Brewing Co. (Colorado)
☆☆

App: Pours a heavy copper/amber color with a tan one finger head that dissipates fairly quickly with lackluster retention.

Smell: Subtle nose of toasted malt without a strong bouquet. Slight organic graininess with almost no recognizable hops presence.

Taste: Malty and sweet, tastes much like an Oktoberfest. Can states the beer is Oktoberfest malt and hops with English ale yeast. None of the esters I was hoping for, and none of the crispness I associate with German lager. Lot's of raw worth tastes left over. Hops almost totally absent, leaving this beer sweet and unbalanced overall. Aftertaste is a lingering sweetness with no hops. Too grainy for me.

Mouth: A little thin on the body side, but overall decent. Light carbonation fits well with the style.

Home tasting, 12oz can into Pint Glass. 12/15/13

Serving type: can

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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.

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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.

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Wynkoop Rail Yard Ale ---3.5/5

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Rail Yard Ale from Wynkoop Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.