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Brewed by Railway City Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
St. Thomas, Canada

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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A decidedly rusty copper, pours a thick and frothy cream coloured head. In the nose, caramel malts meet toasty spices. Notes of chestnut here with a nice fruity component leaning towards plum. Tastes of sweet caramel, some butterscotch. A good level of biscuit graininess follows with fruit, some vanilla/rye/spices. Nice hop bite comes mid-palate and lasts. Medium/Full body, creamy with marked lasting fruity and a lingering hoppy aftertaste.

4.4 % alcohol by volume, IBU’s 15.9

Food Pairings: Fajitas, Baked Ham, Fried Chicken, Steak, Lentils, Meatloaf, Monk Fish, Nuts


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2012 March 9 2012, pint bottle. Aroma is of hops, hint of butterscotch very sweet malt. Medium, frothy white head. Beautiful copper orange colour and carbonation through to the end. Sticky lacing clings to glass, not very smooth or attractive. Watery palate, easy to drink. Sweet taste of butterscotch, hint of malt apple and spice with slight bready aftertaste. Refreshing, light and easily the most drinkable offering from Railway City I have tasted.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2012
Pint bottle from brewery. Pours with an average creamy white head. Dissipates very quickly, unfortunately, leaving only a messy lace that sticks to the glass. Clear, slightly sparkling honey orange colour (Lovibond 8/9). Good carbonation. Faint aroma of light hops. To me, other scents are undetectable but not a bad thing. Flavour is of mild hops but crisply balanced so as not to produce an aftertaste. Really clean on the palate. My guess is this would be a good thirst-quenching reward on a parching hot day. Final thoughts: fairly good unless youre looking for interesting or flavourful fare.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
Tap, pours an amber colour, taste is very grainy overall it is pretty drinkable. Probably the best beer from this brewery I have tasted to date

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hammy78 (841) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2011
Draught sample in St. Thomas. Pours a copper colour, with small white head. Aroma was a little of hops. Tasted a little hopy and of fruit.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Habman (23) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2010
Growler from the brewery, brought it to share with the guys at a cottage weekend, thought I would do my part to promote a small local brewer. Poured copper alright, but only very slightly carbonated, no head. Medium to light body, fairly well balanced, but again no character or zest to it, probably due to lack of carbonation. Dropped into the brewery a while later, mentioned to the owner this (and approx 30% of their offerings I have bought at LCBO) had either lost their carbonation or had spoiled. His response was to the effect that is what you get with a hand bottled beer. Puzzling attitude.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (2722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
On tap at K-W Ribfest and Craft Beer Show. Pours a clear copper with decent-sized white-ish head. Aroma of caramel, light fruit and mild hoppiness. Flavour is fairly strong caramel, nuttiness and herbal hops. Not a stand-out but no obvious shortcomings.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
Light fruity and toasty aroma. Pours slightly cloudy copper with foamy white head. Earthy malts, light sweetness. So so , but not too bad.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GRM (3231) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2010
Glass, 5-ounce, draught at Volo, savoured on September 15 2009; eye: orangey, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of off-white head, light lacing; nose: malt, grain, light caramel; mouth: lots of malt, water, thin, grain, caramel, hint of hops, finale in malt with presence of caramel, not much carbonation, watery, lightly sweet; overall: ordinary FRANÇAIS Verre, 5 onces, en fût, bue chez Volo, savourée le 15 septembre 2009; oeil : orangée, claire, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, légère dentelle; nez : malt, grain, léger caramel; bouche : beaucoup de malt, eau, mince, grain, caramel, pointe de houblon, finale en malt avec présence de caramel, peu carbonatée, aqueuse, légèrement sucrée; en résumé : ordinaire

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2009
500 ml bottle from the brewery. Pours light copper in colour, with minimal whiteish head. Aroma and taste are nothing special, a decent ale. No funky smoke flavour in this one, which is good news!

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
matt7215 (2263) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2009
500 ml bottle from a trade with jimmay. bottled august 26th 2009. pours amber with no head and little carbonation. indistinct nose of amber malt, maybe some apple there too. flavours of amber malt extract, and grainy pale malt ƒ row, 6 row?). no hops. no smoke in this one which is a good sign. not much else to say.


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