Smoked Railbender | Erie Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Erie Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ktrillionaire on 06-17-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by Avagadro:
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4.31/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: deep amber in color, impressively clear, with small bubbles floating lazily to the surface.

S: I was really expecting more here. Only a few wisps of smoke and caramel are perceptible.

T: Aaaah, there it is. This brew is well attenuated, and well smoked. Caramel, honey, and praline go nose to nose with the iodine seaweed like smoke that I love.

M: light, clean, and tickling from the co2.

D: this is a delicious rendition of their usual brew. Definitly worth checking out if you're a fan of islay whiskey, or smoked beers in general.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Gmann
3.8/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lost notes from 9/15/10

Pours a honey brown color with a tight creamy head.

The aroma is of smoke and has some meaty characteristics.

The taste is again of smoke, with charred beef, a bready honey malt and light lemony tea like flavors.

Moderate body with fizzy carbonation which lead to a crisp feel.

A get a little nervous with smoked beers using lighter malt but this one worked well. Nothing fantastic but very solid.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
1.63/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Growler from Village Beer in Buffalo.

A - Poured a nice amber colour, translucent with a yellow/orange glow.

S - Smell of hickory smoke and some light bready malts.

T - In your face hickory smoke. Tastes like someone put a bunch of liquid smoke in to an amber ale, which drowns out all of the malt flavours. Disappointing palate.

M - Light body, moderate to heavy carbonation.

D - Couldn't even get through a quarter of my pint glass. Drain pour.

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2.28/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On-tap at Willard's, somewhere in Pinellas County, Florida.

A - Murky tannic hue, a little hazy, no real head or lace. Not offensive, but not attractive either.

S - I am getting a sort of burnt caramel and sweaty hop fusion, compounded by an aroma, or shall I say odor, of smoke. The smoke is not dominant, it is just an unwelcome addition. It doesn't meld at all, which is strange because Scottish Ale is frequently a tad smoky.

T - There is not much to say about this world-class underwhelmer. It is just very unsavory. Where it could go wrong, it did. It tastes like a low-quality bock of some sort that has been spiked with Liquid Smoke.

M - The beer is fairly thin, which in this case is a good thing. I wouldn't want this flavor sticking around.

D - This beer is a very clumsy concoction. It theoretically should or could be good. But it isn't.

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Smoked Railbender from Erie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3 out of 5 with 4 ratings