Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Railbender Ale

In just a little bit, I'll be taking my boys to the Phillies game over at JoeRobbie/ProPlayer/Dolphins/Dolphin/Landshark/SunLife Stadium, or whatever the hell they call it these days. Should be a great game with Roy Halladay pitching and the Phils in first place by two and one half games over Atlanta. Last time I went, at the end of May, Roy pitched a Perfect Game. So my kids expect nothing less tonight, really!

This is also my 300th post of 2010, and will hit 700 for this blog next week. Thanks so much for being a loyal reader and telling your friends. And if this is your first time here, welcome and thanks for stopping by. OK I really need to get this going so I can get to the game a few minutes early for a few... Hint, hint...

Tonight I'll be drinking Railbender Ale brewed by Erie Brewing Company in Erie, Pennsylvania. This one came back from my Pittsburgh trip last month. The cap says "Home of the taste of real beer!" while the label depicts a close-up of a train engine.

Sweet aroma, sugar and caramel. Very similar flavors--sweet, malty caramel and a touch of bread. Smooth texture. Lightly spicy toward the end as well. The carbonation and body are both medium. The 6.8% alcohol was surprising because I didn't taste it even slightly. In the end, good flavors, just too sweet, and fairly one-dimensional.

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Hannah said...

This one didn't blow my mind either - had it on a bus trip to Erie. I think I remember digging the brews I had at The Brewerie more than those at Erie Brewing Co., overall.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Yeah just a boring beer.