Railbender Ale | Erie Brewing Co.

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3.65/5
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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:
#35,321
Reviews:
337
Ratings:
802
pDev:
14.52%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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28
Gots:
131
Trade:
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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

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

Photo of Rdc67
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TeachChefs
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Act25
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Scots Ale not my style, with Gubna being probably top of my list.
a) Too flat, not enough lace on top of a pretty, but light amber/copper/brown body.
s) A bit of vinegar, but mostly honey, toffee, butterscotch, sweet. No hop.
t) Sweet mostly, with honey, toffee, biscuits, gingerbread. Too sweet for me. Also lacking malt and hop for me.
f) Medium bodied, sweetness not balanced enough, not that refreshing.
O) Sweeter side of Scotch ale - which is too sweet to begin with, but worth a try. Not badly made, but sweet.

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

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

Photo of gcasher
4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sweet, malty, and strong.

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Photo of Hankersore
4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Determined419
4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IanTomlinson523
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greentea5732
4.94/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Absolutely love it. Reminds me of Firstone-Walker double barrel ale.

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Photo of heerboth
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Railbender Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 802 ratings