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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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!”

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bkurtz (1061) - MOROCCO - JAN 12, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a smallish head.Tastes a bit like a Scotish Ale, but I found this aqueous and a little astringent with rotten fruit notes. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
A good dark beer. For a Scottish Style Ale it doesn’t have a heavy scotch taste (not for me). Dark beer with a brown head and good caramel notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Pours somewhat murky caramel orange with white head. Taste is caramel with a bit of mineral notes some of that scotch type malt. Palate is a bit thin with lingering metallic sting. Eh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chudwick (2853) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2013
For some reason, I’ve been seeking this specific beer out for months. 12oz bottle. Nose is metal and caramel. Uh oh. Pine note in the finish. Body is like a poorly made bock. Same goes for taste and aroma. Burns a little. Expected way more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kco (51) - USA - DEC 17, 2013
Very light color for a Scottish ale. Color is amber with a head that dissipated quickly. Good caramel flavor, though a little floral. Taste is pleasant but not what I expected for a scotch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SPDickerman (1195) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Pours orange with a small white head. Smells mildly hoppy with some malt backbone. Taste is mild bitter with some caramel sweetness. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Erie Brewing Railbender Ale finishes with a short lived bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 4, 2013
A clear amber color a thin white head that faded almost as quickly as it formed. A slight generically sweet malt base initially. There was an off putting fruit and floral quality to it. Flavor was dominated by that off putting floral note I got from the aroma. It was almost like rose water. Overall body was smooth and easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wileecoyote (34) - - NOV 28, 2013
Mildly hoppy, amber light to medium body, smooth enough to drink repeatedly but nothing remarkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle from the beer club. It’s like many of the beer club brews: tends to the sweet side and unbalanced. Like many of them, it’s OK, but I don’t care if I try it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
koleminer20 (2647) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
On tap at Dan's. The pour is a light clear brownish gold, not really how a Scottish Ale should be. The aroma is overly malty, to the point it drowns out most of the other notes. The flavor is also very malty. There is a hint of caramel and a slightly overpowering sweetness. Quite disappointing in terms of a Scottish Ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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