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Railbender Ale | Erie Brewing Co.

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3.65/5
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797 Ratings
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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:
#34,128
Reviews:
336
Ratings:
797
pDev:
14.52%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trying the Eric Railbender, which was brought back from PA by my boss over the Xmas holiday. The beer poured a clear amber with virtually no head and obviously no lace. The smell includes sweet malt and a waff of alcohol. The taste was a decent amber ale with nice sweet malt and just a touch of hop for a clean finish. Mouthfeel is medium body with ok carbonation. Overall it is a good beer which could be sessioned.

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Photo of AdamBear
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-golden amber with a nice cream colored head

S-smells like licorice and peppermint. also like light honey and barley. medium strength

T-comes in with a taste of licorice and sweet barley. its a smooth taste. its a simple and balanced taste as well. it has a matching after-taste. some biscuit in the after-taste too.

M-medium carbonation with a sticky finish

O-its fairly drinkable, but i'm not a big fan of this one. its a unique taste but its just not the type of taste i want a whole glass of. it gets old quickly. i'll pass this when i see it

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a tan head.

Smells of roasted malt and caramel, backed by a floral bouquet with fresh berry notes.

Roasted malt bready mouth feel dominates giving way to caramel with some bitter burnt sugar notes. Finishes dry with a slight bitter herb taste. An excellent beer with big malt flavor.

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Photo of jsisko01
3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a hazy, orange-amber color with a half inch thick, off-white head that dissipates after 2 minutes. Has nice lacing.

Smell - Scotch for sure.. With a subtle sweetness and maybe some toasted malts. That's all I can detect.

Taste - Scotch flavor is the most dominant. Along with a light sweetness and nutty character. Lightly toasted malts and a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Light body with moderate carbonation.

Overall - I don't normally drink this style of beer.. they gross me out. This is the first one that didn't, although I wouldn't drink more than one bottle..

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light orangish amber with a thin layer of loose, soft, off white head that lingers. The nose has notes of caramel and butterscotch as well as some faint fruity aromas. The flavor is heavy caramel with some faint butterscotch notes and a mild bitterness in the finish. It has a medium body and is very smooth though a little heavily carbonated.

This is a very refreshing beer. It's easy to drink and offers a very smooth, balanced flavor. It's a little more carbonated than I would like, but nonetheless, enjoyable.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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5/5  rDev +37%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of microbrewlover
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew pours a nice color, looks to be a mixture of golden and amber. There is a minimal head which dissapates quickly and almost no lacing in the glass.

The smell and taste of fruit are heavy; I can't tell exactly which type of fruits are in the brew; perhaps cherries and oranges.

This beer is very sweet, no bitterness at all. It is almost too sweet. Just a little bitterness would have been nice.

The mouthfeel is 'fruity', the brew goes down smoothly with no bitterness or aftertaste. There is no alchohol taste either.

This beer tastes like it would be good in either the summer or winter. Overall I would not turn it down but I won't be going out of my way to obtain more.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Railbender Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 797 ratings
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