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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   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°

Beer Stories
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!”


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Light hazy amber color with a small white head. Mild hop aroma. Mild flavor of caramel malt and hops.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
POD (198) - USA - SEP 29, 2006
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden color with wight bubbly head. Light floral hops aroma. Flavor was light hops that are blanketed by sweet malt. Goes down smooth with very quick & pleasant bitter malt aftertaste. 6.8% ABV is hidden well. All in all, not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2006
12oz bottle pours amber and slightly cloudy with a short offwhite head that stays well and laces a little. Aromas of floral and light citrus hops over caramel malts. Flavor is caramel and light toffee behind big floral and citrus hops Quite clean feeling on the palate and somewhat bitter on the finish. Pretty average..

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Sample at AleFest Dayton: Clear amber color with a medium foamy light beige head. Spotty lacing. Equal parts hops and malt in the nose. Medium-bodied and clean on the tongue with mild malt and hops flavors. Some fruit is present too. The different flavors don’t really click and nothing really stands out though. The finish is short and malty. Average overall.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11909) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2006
(12oz bottle) Clear amber body with medium off-white head that mostly diminishes. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some earthy, light raisin, toffee. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, earthy, light raisin. Watery light-medium body, some creaminess.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2006
This is a decent beer. By far the best in the variety pack. It tastes like it is loaded with alcohol but is only 6.8. Lacking it overall flavor Could be a little less bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2006
This is the best beer in the variety pack as it has a sweet fruity flavor which has a nice balance of hops and malts. I think its a bit too balanced to be interesting but the smoothness makes it an easy drinker.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 22, 2006
06 State College Brew Expo. Pours a translucent golden amber with a foamy light tan head that left some lacing. Aroma was malty, caramel, some citrus and other fruits. Flavor was also the sweet malt, grains and light bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Bottle. Pours amber with a nice off white head. Aroma of bread, yeast, and british pale malts. A scottish ale type maltiness flavor with a thin texture. Finishes with a bitter herbal hoppiness. Tolerable and interesting. Glad I tried it

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2006
A clear, dark amber with a creamy, off-white head.It was smooth, nicely balanced, nicely flavored and left no aftertaste. It went down quickly and left sip lines on the glass. Good with food; it didn’t dominate the food, nor did the food dominate it. Refreshing, it called for another. Encore Uno!


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