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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Eries historic railroads and their workers. Railbender is a strong Scottish Style Ale with astonishing drinkability. One try and youll want to Bend the rules and ride the rails!

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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (25809) - Malm, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
Draft @ Anthonys Micro Pub and Pizza, Harrisburg, PA. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty aroma with weak sour hints. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23995) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle. Clear bright deep golden amber color, white head. Aroma of lightly toasted biscuit dipped in caramel. Taste is toasted, lightly fruity caramel. Decent.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jtclockwork (16164) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
Slightly sweet candy like ale. Lacks depth and character. Golden amber malts. Rated 4/14/10

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14978) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Bottle from John’s Marketplace in Portland, OR. Dark amber color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is slightly roasted caramel over some sort of hoppiness. Medium body with coarse, fizzy carbonation. Flavor is somewhat bready caramel with very mild hop spiciness. Finish is a contrast of harsh roasted malt and spicy hop. Good drink, but a bit less than overwhelmingly tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (14520) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt and earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, toasted malt, earthiness and brown sugar with a crisp lingering bittersweet finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (14284) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2008
Bottle from Belo Vino. Poured a clear deep amber with an average rocky off-white head that diminished very slowly with fair lacing. Medium sweet malty and hoppy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Moderate sweet flavor with an average bittersweet finish of medium duration.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (14108) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2006
(12oz bottle) Clear amber body with medium off-white head that mostly diminishes. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some earthy, light raisin, toffee. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, earthy, light raisin. Watery light-medium body, some creaminess.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13681) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2007
A lightly hazed amber ale with a thin creamy white head. A sweet caramel aroma with light vinous notes, and warming alcohol. In mouth, a good caramel malt base with some decent British hopping, not floral or citrusy, warming alcohol finish. Bought at Party Source Fall 2006.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (13060) - Escondido, California, 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (12770) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Sample at AleFest Dayton: Clear amber color with a medium foamy light beige head. Spotty lacing. Equal parts hops and malt in the nose. Medium-bodied and clean on the tongue with mild malt and hops flavors. Some fruit is present too. The different flavors dont really click and nothing really stands out though. The finish is short and malty. Average overall.


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