Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The Erie Brewing Company's Railbender Ale was the winner of the Gold Medal in the Scottish Ale Style at the Great American Beer Festival this year. When I saw it at a Whole Foods in Naples I figured it would be a safe bet to try out this award winning beer and happily it lived up to the hype, mostly. It poured a nice clear amber without much of a head and the aroma was quite sweet with some toastiness thrown in. The taste wasn't much different. The mouth feel was pretty thin with some carbonation, almost reminding me of a soda until the slight bite of hops at the end. Overall, not a bad beer but just not sure it is gold medal-winner material.