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RATINGS: 441   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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3.6
Jow (4170) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2018
Bottle at home. Weird one but I’m digging it. Tastes like mash at a whiskey distillery. Brighter orange than expected. Nose is malt and toast. Tastes similar with some caramel and faint fruit. Brings up fond memories.

2.7
closey22 (2126) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2017
ORange Amber with no head Aroma is raw malt Flava is malt grain Feels medium silky with lively bubbly fizz Finishes tangy slightly bready

3.2
ryanscourt (1571) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2017
First beach vacation to Erie with baby pj! Showing him how to enjoy some beer along the way! Just ok. Not anything particularly memorable

3.4
radagast83 (8625) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Bottle at home. From one of those beers of the month things that my company signed me up for. Poured a dark, almost ruby brown color. Aroma was dark, sweet malts. Flavor was about the same - a touch dryer than many Scottish ales, which made it more palatable than most in the same style.

2.7
Panzuriel (2446) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Appearance: Hazy dark copper. Thin head of tiny white bubbles. Nose: Medium roasted malt. Some caramel and roasted nuts. A touch of hop bitters Taste: medium roasted malt forward. Caramel leading into deeper roasted and earthy tones offset by some herbal hops that don’t mesh well. Body: Lighter for the style. Aggressively carbonated. Parting thoughts: Decent, if slightly below average. Not terribly distinct.


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