Railbender Ale | Erie Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Erie Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
eriebrewingco.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Erie Brewing Company flagship beer features a deep malt flavor, caramel sweetness lingering in a soft hop flavor. Dark Amber.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,733
Reviews:
341
Ratings:
815
pDev:
14.52%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
138
Trade:
0
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Photo of Rymish
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TLA
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Going really good with cheese and crackers!

Bought during a recent trip to Erie. Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Golden brown color with great head and lacing. Slightly sweet floral smell. Nice malty taste and smoothness. A pleasant hint of bitter. Good beer!

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Photo of Fee
4.58/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is an exceptional Scottish ale. The perfect blend of malt and hops. A sweet floral scent greets the nose before a smooth but slightly hoppy bite reaches the toungue.

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Photo of arrowsmith_
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RhinoDBJ
4.7/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great Scotch Ale. Totally on par with my fave, 90 schilling

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Photo of jwohio
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love trying flagship beers, especially from a brewery new to me. This pours a cloudy amber color with a tan head. The nose has a significant caramel component, as well as some stone fruit. I am beyond “intrigued” and into “mouthwatering” territory.

The taste is all rich caramel and stone fruit, with a bulky mouthfeel. If I was local, I’d drink this all the time, because it’s just a really solid scotch ale, which I always enjoy.

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Photo of Dope
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harrison8
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown with two fingers of khaki foam on top. Head retention is good, with fair lacing left behind. Aroma is roasted, caramel, lightly bready, and nutted malts, with light toast, and molasses. Flavor profile is roasted, caramel, and nutted malts. Malts have a heavier presence in the flavor profile, giving it a semi-hearty feel. Additional notes of molasses, toast, and caramel give it a little sweeter taste. Mouth feel is medium in thickness, with a velvety, fizzy feel. Overall, a solid plain Scottish ale. Nothing fancy, but it isn't bad.

Served in a 16oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of nice-pitch
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeftyMike
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SeemyAK47
4.57/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of feuematt
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber colored beer with a rapidly fading head. Taste is caramel malts and honey. Overall a very good beer that I would recommend to try at least once.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ffshore545
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Manthon
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarrellK
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LarryMyers
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrancisM12
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maillard
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwat
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Railbender Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 815 ratings