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

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   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


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (5979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2008
Draught at Volo. Pours a clear orange-amber with an average size diminishing frothy white head. Very mild aroma of pale malt, fruit and oddly, a hint of sourness. Flavour’s watery, sweet and fruity along with caramel malt and a light bitter finish. Depending on my options it’s not something that would be first on my list to try again as It’s somewhat dull. Still, there’s nothing wrong with it per se, I would happily drink it if I had to.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2009 A decidedly rusty amber, pours a thick and frothy beige head. In the nose, caramel malts meet toasty spices. I get a lot of chestnut here. There’s a nice fruity component still, where as before it was apples, now it is leaning towards plum. The nose is also quite biscuity. Overall, the aroma has improved compared to last time I noted this beer. Tastes of sweet caramel, some butterscotch. A good level of biscuit graininess follows with fruit, some vanilla/rye/spices. This one has always come accross as spicy, and I think it is quite nice. Nice hop bite comes mid palate and lasts. This seems hoppier than the last time I took notes. Medium/Full body, creamy with marked lasting fruity and bitter hoppy aftertaste. This is no longer thin as it used to be. A nice improvement


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