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Erie Brewing Derailed Black Cherry Ale

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cherry Inspired Cream Ale: Sweet, tart cherry essence. creamy smooth finish. Cherry Blush.12.5°

Beer Stories
Brewery folklore tells a story about a train engineer with a passion for the taste of Railbender Ale. With every stop he made in Erie came an equal number of stops at our brewery. One extended visit to our fermenter left the engineer in a rather befuddled state of mind. On his fateful trip out of Erie that evening, his train mysteriously derailed. The engineer swears that a huge black cherry tree had fallen across the tracks as the culprit. No such tree was ever found, but the front of the locomotive was spattered with hundreds of red sports. In tribute to this folklore our expert brewers introduce Derailed Black Cherry Ale – brewed with fresh sweet black cherries and the finest malted barley to create a truly cherrylicious ale. Please enjoy responsibly, as we would never want you to get derailed!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3137) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of black cherry, lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of of black cherry, pale malt, and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of black cherry, lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of black cherry, lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of black cherry, pale malt, and fruity yeast flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very authentic on cherry flavor as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very good fruited cream ale. All around good robustness and balance of black cherry, pale malt, and fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
Interesting but not much special. Nice aroma and aftertaste of cherries and dark indeed in shape entirely.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
joejames (287) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear light amber, quick head, little lace, some retention. Aroma of cherry and dirty ashtray. Taste fruity sweet. Light body, moderate carbonation, metallic mouth feel. Finishes slightly sour and sweet. All I can taste is artificial black cherry. Not good.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
beersammich (64) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Pours a nice copper color with a small head. Smells kind of sour kind of bad honestly. Tastes sour and cherry. Not a fan of this at all. Had from a bottle

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BVery (7441) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Pale pinkish orange pour with minor head. Smells like cough drop and a hint if vomit. Light palate. Not good.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBillyCLE (12) - Newbury, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Beautiful amber color with a nice sturdy, effervescent white head. Cherry flavor is tart and refreshing, not sweet. Reminds me more of a Fat Heads Bumble Berry and is far removed from the overly sweet and syrupy Sam Adams Cherry

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rdixon77 (1396) - Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Dark gold color. Cherry medicine aroma. Taste was slightly better with black cherry but still artificial and metallic. Not good.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (834) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Hazy tan pour, quick white head. Nose is yeast and cherries. Bittersweet. Middle is sour and refreshing, hint of vinegar. Finish is acidic. May be an accident, but this tastes like decent cherry lambic from my tongue. Try it, see what you think.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (14697) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Draft. hazy golden color, medium off white head. Aroma is pure cherry. Taste is certainly cherry forward, a bit of caramel in there too.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1937) - - JUL 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-11-12 - Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a lightly hazy golden orange color with a small white head. The head faded fast leaving a light lacing. Smell – Aromas of a malty base mixed with cherry are the most prominent. With these are some lighter aromas of yeast and some banana. Taste – The flavor begins of a sweeter cherry and lighter malt base. As it moves on the sweetness fades slightly but by no means does the cherry flavor becomes more dry. Toward the middle and the end of the taste notes of vanilla shinning through and create a palatable flavor on the tongue that lingers on. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was rather average with the carbonation level being slightly above. Both were quite fitting for the sweeter and fruitier flavors of the beer, making it more refreshing on the tongue. Overall – While on the sweeter side this was a very tasty and refreshing beer. One that is good on a summer day and one well worth a try if you have never had it.


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