Brewed by Railway City Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
St. Thomas, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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, IBUs 15.9

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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
500 mL can from the brewery, served in a branded glass. Pours clear copper with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant. The nose has toasty caramel and brown sugar with herbs and flowers. The flavour is medium sweet with herbal hops. There are nutty malts, herbs, subtle yeast and earth. The finish is medium subtle malts and yeast with soft hops. On the palate, it is medium in body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a passable amber ale with grainy notes and subtle yeast. 2012-09-02

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
Pint at Loon. Clear deep amber with a small off-white head. Sour, metallic, awful. Fail.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2012
A hazed amber ale with a thick mocha head. In aroma, a rather grassy malt with light iron notes. In mouth, a rather watery nutty malt with herbal notes, faint hops, astringent notes, so-so. On tap at Arrow and Loon, July 18, 2012.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2012
Copper (duh) colour pour with a fairly sticky white head. The aroma is fairly sweet with notes of toasted malt, caramel and a little bit of brown sugar. A touch of light biscuit character and some light fruitiness. Fairly clean although there is a touch of estery flavour. There is an odd sort of salty component that fades a little bit as the beer warms up. A touch of minerally hoppiness and a little bit of light spice as well. Its pretty nice, if quite simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
Bottle from the brewrey Pours a nice orangey copper with an off white frothy head The aroma is wet hay The taste is subdued and a touch watery just ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tiger_08 (138) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Digital_Aura (228) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
Tap, pours an amber colour, taste is very grainy overall it is pretty drinkable. Probably the best beer from this brewery I have tasted to date

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hammy78 (968) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2011
Draught sample in St. Thomas. Pours a copper colour, with small white head. Aroma was a little of hops. Tasted a little hopy and of fruit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Habman (23) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2010
Growler from the brewery, brought it to share with the guys at a cottage weekend, thought I would do my part to promote a small local brewer. Poured copper alright, but only very slightly carbonated, no head. Medium to light body, fairly well balanced, but again no character or zest to it, probably due to lack of carbonation. Dropped into the brewery a while later, mentioned to the owner this (and approx 30% of their offerings I have bought at LCBO) had either lost their carbonation or had spoiled. His response was to the effect that is what you get with a hand bottled beer. Puzzling attitude.

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