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


on tap


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2009
500 ml bottle from the brewery. Pours light copper in colour, with minimal whiteish head. Aroma and taste are nothing special, a decent ale. No funky smoke flavour in this one, which is good news!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2009
500 ml bottle from a trade with jimmay. bottled august 26th 2009. pours amber with no head and little carbonation. indistinct nose of amber malt, maybe some apple there too. flavours of amber malt extract, and grainy pale malt ƒ row, 6 row?). no hops. no smoke in this one which is a good sign. not much else to say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 On tap at the KW ribfest. I dont know why its rated so low since it was the best thing they had. Taps a light amber with a white head. Aroma is faint. Floral hops (very minor), and Brit malts. Flavour is very Ontario malt driven if you know what I mean, slightly Earthy and bready, tasty but not very satisfying. Drinks really well as a light watery session ale but really isnt remarkable in any way. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pootzboy (1694) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 Fresh growler: Pours a reddish-copper, clear with a good white rocky cap. Aroma: toasty, toffee, fruit esters - plums, Light mouth to this and a wee bit thin. Toffee-caarmel, some toast, nuts and some ripe fruit in the front short finish goes a bit sweet. More sweetness than the amber ale and slightly lighter in the finish. Light, fresh and sessionable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
Sample at C’est What - poured a clear amber. Aroma odd, and slightly off-putting. Slightly sour, a bit of plastic. I just couldn’t get into the flavour - nothing really upfront, thin bodied, too sweet, and again, an unpleasant plasticine quality at the end. Not my bag.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2008
On tap @ Volo. Smells like cola and sugar, hazy reddish/brown, small tan head. Taste is rootbeer-like, sour, cloying. Uninspired.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (7231) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 1, 2008
On tap at Volo , Toronto
Appearance: Tea like with light hint of ruby , mid bone like creamy head noted. 3+
Nose: Ripe fruity aroma with light alcohol feel on top. Plums with brown malts , light hop side. 5+ .
Flavor/Palate : Sweet brown sugars , highly mineral , rustic. Caramel with slight hoping. A bit nutty mid finish ( a la light Alt). Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregClow (3246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2008
Growler sample at 2008 Golden Tap Awards. Aside from being more copper-red in colour, this beer is pretty close to their Amber in character - similar caramel, fruit and grain notes; similar mild hops; similar simple, balanced, pleasant flavour. Makes me wonder why they’re making both of them, to be honest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6379) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2008
Draught. At BeerBistro - 2008 Golden Tap Awards. Bright light copper pour, average off-white head. Sot of odd herbal/butterscotch caramel aroma, very sweet. The taste followed - very sweet, somewhat light, with a slight grassiness in the quick finish. Sticky, light body, slick and somewhat still, no real aftertaste - again with this series, just okay, this one didn’t say "homebrew" to me at least (see the Amber) but a tad lower than the blonde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2008
[1623-20080823] Bottle. Weird dried flower powder aroma. Clear, amber red body with a quick foamy off-white head. Mild grainy floral malt flavour has a sweet fruity finish. Light-medium body. Drinkable, enjoyable finish.
(2008 GTA’s @ beerbistro; Toronto, ON)

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