floydslip (168) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Copper colored beer with a thin white head. Nose is sour and a little sweet with a somewhat acidic scent. Flavor is a bit tangy initially which gives way to a slight bitterness, and then it kind of falls flat. The mouth feel is pretty lame with little in the way of body. This is boring. Maybe I have a bad bottle. I will re-rate this if the next one is better.
b3shine (5319) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft to taster. Looks decent; light for a Scottish Ale though. A transparent orange with white head that dissipates into thin lacing. Smells sweet and malty with a notable caramel presence. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Eh.
queenholly (2890) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light fruity caramel malt aroma. Clear copper with a small, quickly dissipating white head. Sweet caramel malt with a saccharin type bitter finish. Light body, moderate carbonation.
Patrickctenchi (3569) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber with a thin, off-white head.
Aroma is malt, toffee, apple.
Taste is sweet...caramel, apple, malt.
Just a slight fruity bitter at finish.
callmemickey (2658) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Amber bodied, almost no head, slightest bit of lacing. Sweet malts--caramel and dark fruits. Cloying. Medium bodied, under carbonated, muddled finish.
tnkw01 (1082) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amberish, golden color with a small head. Really malty, shades of caramel corn and some slight bread flavor. Aroma, slightly sweet malt and hay.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A slightly old tarnished copper with burnt amber edges under a khaki head which quickly fades into a miniscule collar bordering a miniscule puddle of foam. Swirls with nothing else to prove.
Spicy and rustic up front and on top with apple skins and caramel in the back. Burnt brown sugars in the middle.
Sweet up front and dry in the back, drying my tongue in the process. Essence of burnt sugars along with candy apple skins. Rustic along the edges. Plum skins. Raisins in the middle.
Not great but not bad either which makes for another lackluster average beer from Erie Brewing Company. I know plenty of people who love their beers, but personally and professionally they don’t do anything for me. There are far better Scottish Ales out there to try then the Railbender Ale.
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shrubber85 (7527) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Sour milk and toffee malt aroma. Amber with moderate but short lasting head. Sweet milky caramel malt flavor. Lightly bitter quinine finish. Okay.
decaturstevo (4991) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange/gold pour with white head. Aroma of perfumy hops and sweet malt. Sweet malt, a hinto dirty socks, and not much hops at all. Medium body with ok carbonation. Just a bit funky for me.
rangerred (916) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a nearly clear dark copper with a one finger off-white head. Very good head retention and quite impressive globs of lace clinging to the sides of the glass.
The aroma is caramel, toffee and more caramel and toffee. There is a very slight hint of hay in there but overall, it is quite one dimensionale with not a lot going on.
The flavor continues along the same path of the nose with toffee and caramel and not much else. This is lacking the smokiness that is typical of so many scottish ales and also lacks any real hop flavor. The saving grace, however, is the insanely high drinkability for a style that is not neccesarilly known for this trait. Sweetness is very low with alcohol completely hidden and a soft, smooth mouthfeel.
Overall, what this lacks in flavor it makes up for in drinkability. Not something I would really pick up again but a pleasure to drink the one I had.