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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°

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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!”


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2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wileecoyote (33) - - NOV 28, 2013
Mildly hoppy, amber light to medium body, smooth enough to drink repeatedly but nothing remarkable


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1461) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Fine blend of rich, sweet malt with light hops contribution. Fine for the style, and a bit lower ABV than many.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
irvineb (9) - - JUN 8, 2014 does not count
Very drinkable, though not a heavy beer, nor does it seem as string as advertised, though is 7.8 ABV. Nice malt flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Raesmama (22) - - MAY 20, 2014
I really enjoyed this ale. Doesn't hurt that's it's a PA brew . Def must for my collection .

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nathan30533 (580) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Just too malty and sweet for my liking. I didn’t really enjoy this one. Take the good with the bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (1300) - - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thin light tan head. A little light for the style but pretty. Aroma is very generic oat-like malt and some vague sweetness. Taste is fruity sweetness with a roasted malt backbone. Light caramel notes throughout. Smooth palate with very little carb. Pleasant enough but fairly generic.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bkurtz (728) - PERU - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
N3lson1 (135) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westmeister (1650) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chudwick (1966) - 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.


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