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RATINGS: 443   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Scottish Style Ale: Erie Brewing Company flagship beer features a deep malt flavor, caramel sweetness lingering in a soft hop flavor. Dark Amber. 16.5°

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Erie, Pennsylvania, the site where three sets of railroad track gauges met, was an important transportation hub in the mid-nineteenth century. Railbender Ale is named after the laborers who laid the railroad tracks. It is brewed with pride, strength and purity; symbolic of Erie’s historic railroads and their workers. Railbender is a strong Scottish Style Ale with astonishing drinkability. One try and you’ll want to “Bend the rules and ride the rails!”


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (2053) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Pours a deep reddish-amber into the glass with a fully diminishing wispy head that leaves trace to no lacing. The nose is of caramel and yeasty esters. Flavors follow suit, drier caramel malts, berries, light toast and finishing with a light ester note. The mouthfeel is a tad hollow with active carbonation, a medium-light body and easy quaff. Not the most substantive or complex Scottish Ale out there, but a decent brew nonetheless.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
klk343 (150) - - JUN 10, 2015
Caramel color. White head. Low carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. Off flavor. Sweet malt, citrus hop.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ceason (30) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of grain, fruit and hops. Taste follows. A decent bitter finish. Medium bodied.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2015
No bottling date.
Glass: Forgotten Boardwalk tulip.
Appearance: Clear amber with a tall light tan head. Never seen a Scottish ale of this ABV this light in color.
Aroma: Light malts light caramel, nuttiness and toasty malts, artificial smelling.
Taste: Caramel sweetness overwhelming. Artificial.
Palate: Medium bodied moderately carbonated.
Overall: This brewery sucks dick. Artificial flavors aplenty, accompanied by a lighter than normal SRM due to cheap malts. This brewery sucks. Stop brewing beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3493) - Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2015
12 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of raisin, plum, apple, caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, nuttiness, light smoke, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good complexity and solid balance of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. A bit too fruity in the nose. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, plum, apple, light nuttiness, light smoke, light herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Minimal earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, plum, apple, light nuttiness/smoke, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Scottish ale style. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity/earthy yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
Quite nice. Nothing special. Drinkable and enjoyable on a reunion with some snacks too.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
burg326 (4725) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Poured a caramel amber color with aromas of caramel, malt, light cherry. Flavors match the aromas a little of sour notes and acidic. Not to sure about this one meh.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Notes of chocolate and toast on the nose. Appearance is a dark copper with a very small off white head. Flavor doesn't have much malt character. The beer tastes oxidized and it lacks complexity. Mouthfeel is light and has very little carbonation. Overall, it's very poorly made and handled. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (16407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle. Clear bright deep golden amber color, white head. Aroma of lightly toasted biscuit dipped in caramel. Taste is toasted, lightly fruity caramel. Decent.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
beersammich (71) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Pours clear copper, with almost no head. Smells malty and a tad sour. Taste is mildly roasty malts, and just sweet. Considering the other beers I’ve had from here, this wasn’t that bad. Had from a bottle.


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