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RATINGS: 433   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!”

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4546) - 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.

   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

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tauruslw33 (69) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Very hoppy beer poured from draught. This bottle was very bitter for me but drinkable. I would rate this as a good ale in any competition.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6130) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2006
Bottle (12oz). Poured clear brassy amber with a small creamy white head. Sort of nasty vegetal aroma - fghah. Taste is a sweet candyish light fruit standard ale, some odd OJ in there. Mouthfeel is watery, a littlle fizzy and grainy - the bottle may have heard of scotland, and there may actually be malt here, but it’s no scotch style anything, and completely forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2006
this beer poured nicely and tasted okay. A very average product. This beer is smooth andthe 6.8 is always a nice treat,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a small diminishing white head. Avereage aroma of grain, fruit and hops. Flavour’s slightly better and follows the aroma with a decent bitter finish. Alcohol’s well hidden. Medium bodied. Not bad, I enjoyed it, but it’s no ’Scottish Ale’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Pours a light amber pure copper color with almost no head. Aroma is lightly fruity herbal hops, tea leaves, light crystal malts. Flavor is pretty weak despite the 6.8% abv, light crystal malts, herbal and spicy hops are faint. Has a slightly harsh bite to it in the end that assaults the tongue- prickly. Not bad at all, but very one dimensional and weak overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Pours a hazy orange with little head. Aroma is lagery and buttery, tobacco and light saaz. Very alcoholic in taste, unbalanced, high on the european hops and light on the malts. Vegetably and buttery in the taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 10, 2006
Pours a deep clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma is cookieish, but only lightly, nothing much else. The body is wicked sweet and slickish. The flavors are sweet malt but nothing too characteristic. Finishes cloyingly sweet. Time to pick a more attenuative yeast and use more quality crystal malts.

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