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RATINGS: 438   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 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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4.3
citracyde99 (7) - USA - FEB 11, 2002 does not count
Erie Brewing’s most recognized beer always offers a smooth, sweet taste. Clearly, a home-town favorite

4.3
greekgazoo (2) - West Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2008 does not count
Very smooth beer that should be drank from a glass. Very much enjoyed this beer. Not an overly complex beer, but a very solid beer.

4.3
cjl6 (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Got on tap at Murphy’s Law in Rochester NY. Much better than what people are rating on here. A very drinkable beer that has soft undertones of sweet maltyness and a soft bite of hops as an aftertaste. Great tasting beer.

4.2
SanfordBrewer (1577) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 lucent amber, thin but lasting beige head, medium full body (kind of creamy but watery at the same time), medium co2.

aroma: very sweet malt, some bread, leafy hops, a hint of minerality, faint phenols.

taste: lots of toasted malt, wet stone minerality, pretzely malt, pleasantly bitter leafy hops, just a hint of acridity and phenolic notes.

nice hop presence and balance for a scottish style ale. not cloying. quite quaffable, mildly unpleasant phenols.

4.2
poppap7 (2) - New York, USA - FEB 28, 2011 does not count
Don’t really understand how this beer could possibly get a bad rating. it is the perfect "gateway beer" into craft drinking. while it is not to over powering to turn some away, it gives the drinker a nice smooth way to enjoy some craft beer

4.1
tauruslw33 (69) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Very hoppy beer poured from draught. This bottle was very bitter for me but drinkable. I would rate this as a good ale in any competition.

4.1
Raesmama (23) - - MAY 20, 2014
I really enjoyed this ale. Doesn't hurt that's it's a PA brew . Def must for my collection .

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Ranger59591 (8) - Hallstead, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2007 does not count
I have had better but this was nonetheless a good ale not really an old ale. Tastes of caramel and hops with a nice amber orange colour its enjoyable.

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pima (1) - Edinburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2007 does not count
Great drinkable beer, full malt flavor with a kick. Has a nice amber color with a soft hop flavor. Finish is light but not watered down.

4
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2009
On tap at Brew Garden in Clearwater. I really liked this beer. The aroma is definately malty--close your eyes, and you’d think you were about to dig into a chocolate malt, not a beer. Light head. Nice mouthful--lighter and less sweet than the aroma would imply. If you like a sweeter, malty beer, this is a good one.


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