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RATINGS: 449   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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SPDickerman (1107) - 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 (1463) - 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 (1808) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 25, 2013
bottle. hazy dark gold small head. faint hop and honey nose. a pale scottish ale with an astringent bitterness. medium to full bodied. butter, pale malt. somewhat sweet. not 6.8

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemike (2812) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Pours copper with a sparse white head. Smells of sweet malt. Tastes of citrus, pepper, and very sweet. Pretty one dimensional.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
revolution2718 (377) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Disgusting. Extremely unbalanced, super malty, sweet, funky fruity flavor. Undrinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle. Tastes like a scotch ale mated with a brown ale and this was their offspring. Interesting ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Art (2847) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Pours a copper color with a white head. Not much of an aroma. Some grape. Tastes sweet.

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