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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, IBUís 15.9

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


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (902) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
bottle. Poured clear dark amber with an average white head. Nice buscuity malt aroma. Medium body, creamy carbonation with a slight metallic dry finish. Sweet caramel malt flavour with an oaky note, some vanilla and hop spice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - 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. Thereís 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 On tap at the KW ribfest. I donít know why its rated so low since it was the best thing they had. Taps a light amber with a white head. Aroma is faint. Floral hops (very minor), and Brit malts. Flavour is very Ontario malt driven if you know what I mean, slightly Earthy and bready, tasty but not very satisfying. Drinks really well as a light watery session ale but really isnít remarkable in any way. Good.

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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (6723) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2008
[1623-20080823] Bottle. Weird dried flower powder aroma. Clear, amber red body with a quick foamy off-white head. Mild grainy floral malt flavour has a sweet fruity finish. Light-medium body. Drinkable, enjoyable finish.
(2008 GTA’s @ beerbistro; Toronto, ON)

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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2008
2008-08-23. Copper dark amber body with a decent foamy beige head. (3+) Fruity aroma has a dusty malt note, has an odd note too it - floral? tangy? that is not unpleasant but a bit strange. Fruity character continues in the flavour and is the main profile, sweet malt with caramel touches in the supporting role. Smooth average plus palate. Quaffable but does not do much to distinguish itself in a crowd. Growler, Golden Tap Awards, Toronto

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregClow (2912) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2008
Growler sample at 2008 Golden Tap Awards. Aside from being more copper-red in colour, this beer is pretty close to their Amber in character - similar caramel, fruit and grain notes; similar mild hops; similar simple, balanced, pleasant flavour. Makes me wonder why they’re making both of them, to be honest.

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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (2573) - 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.


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