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RATINGS: 430   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!”


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16253) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
Draft @ Anthony’s Micro Pub and Pizza, Harrisburg, PA. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty aroma with weak sour hints. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11317) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2006
GBof A PA-on tap-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is sweet malt, flat/bitter-hops. Taste is sweet malt, flat/bitter-hops. OK effervescence.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010

Date: January 03, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Ticker
Appearance: hazy amber, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: dry malt aroma, touch of caramel sweetness, drying earthyness
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, balancing earthyness, hint of smokey peat, light bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Bottle from John’s Marketplace in Portland, OR. Dark amber color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is slightly roasted caramel over some sort of hoppiness. Medium body with coarse, fizzy carbonation. Flavor is somewhat bready caramel with very mild hop spiciness. Finish is a contrast of harsh roasted malt and spicy hop. Good drink, but a bit less than overwhelmingly tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10409) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2008
Bottle from Belo Vino. Poured a clear deep amber with an average rocky off-white head that diminished very slowly with fair lacing. Medium sweet malty and hoppy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Moderate sweet flavor with an average bittersweet finish of medium duration.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9747) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2007
A lightly hazed amber ale with a thin creamy white head. A sweet caramel aroma with light vinous notes, and warming alcohol. In mouth, a good caramel malt base with some decent British hopping, not floral or citrusy, warming alcohol finish. Bought at Party Source Fall 2006.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt and earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, toasted malt, earthiness and brown sugar with a crisp lingering bittersweet finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle at Mellow Mushroom Oxford. Pours clear dark gold with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, dates, light peat notes and cooked apples. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruits, light hops and faint bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium to light body and medium carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2009
A generous tasting poured by the owner of Liquor Loft in Tallahassee. Deep gold pour. Light head. Aroma is malty and not much else. Flavor is very malty, caramel, apple notes and a touch of butter. Not great.


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