RATINGS: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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!”

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Tessic (1146) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2006
This ale poured a cloudy orange colour with a off white foamy head. Sour to the nose, slight vomit scent. If you can get past that you might get a little hop and some grassy notes. first taste is a bitter musty??? taste. Very malty flavoured with a little bread flavour. Finish is bitter with lingering hops. Thick feeling on the palate.

jcwattsrugger (12418) - 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.

Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2006
This was a nice beer for the style, something that I would come back to since I can find it locally.

blkitson (158) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2006
Nice light brown color but didn’t retain its head very long. Not a strong aftertaste but has a hint of something citrius. Not a bad ale

FROTHINGSLOSH (7694) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2011 Sampled on draft at Rivertowne Pub in North Huntingdon PA this beer poured a dark copper color with a huge orange-white head. The aroma is light and sweet fruity hops. The flavor is sweet, malty, nutty, yeasty and has a moderate floral and fruity hop presence. The finish is dry and bitter. Pleasant and fairly easy drinking.

Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 16, 2006
12 oz bottle courtesy of Sliffy. Clear light amber with a yellowish tan head. Medium sweet caramel nose, toffee and biscuit notes. Sweet malty flavor, caramel, an almost malt liquor graininess. Touches of breadiness. Light, muted, sweet finish.

rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Light copper. Nose is caramel, dark fruits, chocolate, cherry. Flavor is strong fruit, sourish plum, caramel. Vaguely bockey. Meh.

dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2006
sweet, caramel taste, expected to really taste the alcohol, well hidden, not the greatest, not bad

CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Bottle thanks to sliffy: Pours a clear copper orange with a thin-lacing wispy white head. Sweet caramely malty aroma has a noble hoppy character and lager yeasty profile. Body starts with a sweet grainy malty flavor and lots of malt liquor character. Not much resemblance of an old ale here, although it hides its alcohol fairly well.

footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Hummmm, not a very good beer. light brown with kind of acrid caramel flavor. A drain pour for me.

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